June Events!

Open Enrollment! Open enrollment for fall lessons, classes and ensembles registration begins June 1st! NMS Annual Awards Ceremony – NMS Recital Hall Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm NMS celebrates this year’s student award recipients. Award presentations are interspersed with terrific performances by some of our school’s most exciting young performers! 1st Annual Make Music New Haven – NMS Recital Hall …

Daily Nutmeg

Swinging for the Fences

Published in the Daily Nutmeg. When Neighborhood Music School’s Premier Jazz Ensemble opened for up-and-coming jazz pianist Christian Sands at the 2016 New Haven Jazz Festival, the group’s tenor saxophonist, Ryan Griffiths, was starstruck. Sands walked up to him before the gig to say hello, and “I didn’t really know what to say besides, ‘Oh. Hey,’” Griffiths says with a …

West Hartford News

Local students excel at piano competition

Published by the West Hartford News. Outstanding piano students from across the state recently performed at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven on May 5 as winners of the 41st Annual Renée B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists. Read more here.

May Events!

Get Ready to Register for Individual Lessons! Keep an eye out for the Priority Re-Enrollment email, sent separately, through ASAP, outlining the steps you need to take to confirm your re-enrollment. Financial Aid students will receive specific instructions from our Financial Aid Coordinator. The Great Give – May 1, 8 am – May 2, 8 pm By donating $5 or more during The Great Give you are giving students from …

April Events

EVENTS Preschool Art Show – Friday, April 6 – 20 Young Artists and Their Work is our annual Preschool & Toddler fundraiser. This is an exciting event for our preschool students have an opportunity to share their work with family, friends and all who walk through NMS! Visit the Preschool Art Gallery in Larry’s Space starting April 6th! Faculty Concert Series – “It’s Your …

Get to Know Gillian!

We’re thrilled to announce that Audubon Arts Director Gillian Eversman is expanding her position at NMS to include the half-time role of Community Engagement Manager (CEM) that was recently vacated by Cara McDonough. As CEM, Gillian will help us build strong relationships with local educators, businesses, and civic organizations. She will also be managing community events and performances, including those …

By Oil Means

They’re “just not like anything else,” Debby Teason says. “They’re really magical.”  She’s talking about steelpans. (Please, don’t call them drums.) The founding director of St. Luke’s Steel Band, Teason has been playing pans since she was a graduate student at Wesleyan University. Later, she taught children to play at Cold Spring School and Neighborhood Music School. Then, in 1999, …

Staff Changes at NMS!

We are delighted to announce that Vicky Reeve has been named our new Piano Department Chair. Vicky is a highly respected and successful teacher, experienced administrator and active performer. Since joining the piano faculty six years ago, she has demonstrated incredible commitment to the school by working to recruit new students, actively participating in student and faculty performances and competitions, strengthening programs, organizing …

The Word Is Reborn

An article published on the online version of The Arts Paper. Written by Lucy Gellman. Framed in the wall-length windows of Neighborhood Music School, Troy Smith was on a roll. Behind him, the human beatbox formerly known as Anton Kot stood at the ready, in case Smith wanted some accompaniment. Smith grinned, and leaned into the freshly penned words. “My soul …