From radio sing-alongs to monumental celebrations, music connects us to the essence of life. So it makes sense that music is the cornerstone of our thriving arts community at NMS. We rejoice in all aspects of the musical journey, inviting students of all ages and levels to come along for the ride. Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced student with professional aspirations or simply looking to try something new, we’ve got just the right offering, and plenty more to explore!

With lessons providing personalized instruction on over 30 instruments, classes that allow for social learning in a group setting, an impressive array of ensembles, giving musicians the chance to play and perform together, and a revolving selection of workshops focusing on the intensive study of a particular genre or instrument, NMS’s Music Department is a versatile hub, providing a multitude of creative learning opportunities.

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The Dance Program at Neighborhood Music School provides a nurturing environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels, enabling them to reach their full artistic potential and learn life lessons through the arts through our one-of-a-kind Collaborative Choreography initiative. Students in the NMS Dance Program are creative, open-minded and curious.

Through a wide range of class offering, students increase their kinesthetic awareness, their ability to analyze and articulate movement, their confidence and their ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.

Performance is an important progression in the study of dance: students do this through informal classroom showings and formal stage presentations. Additionally, NMS offers movement and fitness-based classes with an artistic and creative focus for those seeking increased physical performance, fitness health and quality of life.

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Drama classes at NMS celebrate acting as a versatile art form available to students of various ages, at any stage in life and with all levels of experience – including first timers!

If you’ve ever imagined yourself on stage, NMS is your place to explore drama classes in a welcoming and supportive environment where the emphasis is on learning important skills while collaborating with fellow students to create a strong ensemble. Our offerings consider the full range of possibilities in the dramatic life, from scene study to improvisation to musical theater.

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