Welcome to Neighborhood Music School.
Isn't it time you got to know us better?
Read what parents and students are saying about us.


  • One of the 10 largest community arts schools in the country
  • Founded in 1911 as part of the settlement movement; one of the oldest community organizations in New Haven
  • Number of students: more than 2,500 students annually from 80+ cities and towns across Connecticut
  • More than 30 instruments and 7 genres of dance taught
  • Ages of students: 6 months to 90+ years
  • 1,200 students take individual music lessons at all levels
  • 150 weekly classes for children and adults
  • 100 weekly ensembles with more than 450 participants
  • More than 130 faculty members
  • 15 percent of students receive financial aid or scholarship assistance
  • Size of New Haven campus: 30,000 square feet
  • Other program locations: Guilford, Madison and Woodbridge
  • A full range of programming for both children and adults
  • A state-certified preschool
  • More than 200 events and productions each year

Neighborhood Music School is so much more than a school: It's a rich and vibrant artistic community. Won't you join us?