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.
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!
Ages 7–17As 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!
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.
Ages 5-7A 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.
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!”
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!