Music Programs

Get inspired... and grow with us.

Soloist Music Lessons… the joy of personalized lessons

We have found that private one-on-one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of musical techniques. Students can start private lessons any time of the year or month so there’s no need to wait to get started. We offer private music lessons combining traditional methods with modern teaching techniques or Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Banjo and Mandoine. A variety of musical styles are taught including Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Rock.

Young Artist Program

The Young Artist Program

A program specially designed for more dedicated students who are determined to pursue their personal best with playing. The program includes a personalized curriculum, practice schedules and monitoring, specialty-designed music appreciation course and field trips to arranged concerts. Age 5-17

NYSSMA preparation

NYSSMA Preparation… let our experience be your guide

As a NYSSMA member since 2005, our teachers are experts at preparing students for NYSSMA. We offer a crash course of private lessons and master classes to prepare students musically, technically and mentally. In addition, a NYSSMA judge will be invited to one of our master classes to educate students on what to expect in the audition room. Finally, students will be given the opportunity for a mock audition for the ultimate preparation experience. By the time your child steps into the NYSSMA audition room, they will be able to say with confidence, “I am ready!”

iBand… an inspirational mixture of lessons & performing

Ages 7–17
As the core of our collection of music lessons, iBand is your chance to develop musical skills and put them to use in a real-life ensemble! At the end of the semester, we’ll pick a venue in NYC or Long Island, where you and your band will put on the performance of a lifetime with your fellow students.

Don’t worry about finding band mates to fit your mold. Students are grouped by age, ability and musical style and all music is custom arranged to suit your skill level.

Each and every iBand is customized by considering age, skill level and style of interest. Rock, Jazz, pop, percussion ensemble, classical string quartet, piano trio and fusion… you name it, we have it!

Join us for an exciting and original musical adventure: The Avengers!

Directors Choice

The Directors’ Choice

Exceptional students will be hand-picked by director Yi Qian and music director Frankie DiDonato to form ensembles. These groups will participate in iSchool major shows, music festivals, competitions and international tours. This program is associated with The Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center. Our classical ensembles will be coached by the artists from CMS. Age 8-17

Art of Music

The Art of Music

A journey to discover why the world loves music!

Students will explore the connection between music and other art forms, such as painting, games and film. During this class, music will not just be an array of abstract sounds. Rather, music will be a tangible element to be seen, touched and felt with the heart. Students will discover how emotions are expressed within music and how much helps learning, expression and healing. The class is a journey to find the deep reason why we all love music! The course is coupled with a selection of live music concerts that students will attend to bring enlightenment to the course. Age 7-17

Rythym King

King Rhythm… A guide to rhythm for the visual learner.

Using a backstory of a medieval kingdom; children learn from characters such as Sir Quarter note, Friar Whole note, Princess Syncopation, a ferocious 16th note dragon and many more. During the process they learn to improvise and compose while learning the essentials of rhythm. This incredibly fun and entertaining program sets a rock solid foundation for continued learning on any instrument.

Music Explorer

Music Explorer… Not sure what instrument to pick for your child? This is the class!

Ages 5-7 A 19 week program that provides an opportunity for your child to explore piano, drums and guitar. This could be the program for your child if you are unsure what instrument your child may enjoy.

Glee Club

Glee Club – Sing, Sing, Sing!

If your child enjoys high-energy, exciting singing in a group setting, this class is for them! Students will learn how to sing and perform songs in varying voice parts. This class will allow students to learn essential performance techniques while singing music from a variety of genres. They will perform at our “Big gig” accompanied by our professional live band!

Song and Scenes

Songs and Scenes

An exploration of musical theater where students will discover acting techniques, basic stage movements and the fundamentals of stage choreography. Students will have an opportunity to showcase their acting and vocal skills in solo, duet, and small group settings while performing musical scenes anywhere from "Oklahoma" and "Mamma Mia," to "Dear Evan Hansen" and beyond. Age 8-15

Program cool music theory

Cool Music Theory… Music Theory has never been so cool!

This is not the music theory class that will put you to sleep. It is easy, effective and fun! Did you know that “Someone Like You” by Adele, “Let It Be” by The Beatles, and “No Woman No Cry” by Bob Marley all use the same chord progression? Do you want to write your own song? Then this would be the class for you!