Individual lessons are the heart of the NMS music education program. We'll match you with a teacher just right for you.
- Personalized instruction on nearly 30 instruments
- A program of study tailored to your individual needs and learning pace
- An introductory lesson to help determine if a teacher or instrument are a good match
- Financial support for those who qualify
Included with your NMS individual lessons:
- Performance opportunities: studio, department and school-wide recitals; play-ins and sing-alongs; community performances
- Work with professional accompanists
- Practice auditions with critiques from certified judges
- Access to practice rooms and performance spaces
- Awards & competitions
- Discounts on dance classes, select music classes, ensembles and more. Learn more about discounts.
If you are applying for Financial Aid for individual lessons, register here.
Complete the Individual Lesson Inquiry and we will contact you to set-up an introductory lesson. An introductory lesson can help you:
• Determine if your child is lesson-ready
• Be sure you or your child and the teacher are a match
• Try out an new instrument, especially if you are not sure which one you or your child would prefer
An introductory lesson is a one-time experience with no further commitment. We of course hope you will enjoy your introductory lesson and wish to continue with individual lessons. The price for an introductory lesson is $42.25 for 30 minutes.
Returning students, please submit a Returning Student Registration Form. (One form per family member, please!)
|Cello||Piano - Suzuki|
|Cello - Suzuki||Recorder|
|Clarinet||Recorder - Suzuki|
|Double Bass||Steel pans|
|Flute - Suzuki||Tuba|
|Guitar - Suzuki||Viola - Suzuki|
|Harmonica||Viola da gamba|
|Improvisation||Violin - Suzuki|
In addition to our main location in New Haven's Audubon Arts District, 100 Audubon Street, we offer lessons at our Guilford branch and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge. We also offer lessons to students at Hamden Hall.
|30-minute lesson - $42.25 each||45-minute lesson - $58.75 each|
|60-minute lesson - $74.50 each||90-minute lesson - $108 each|
Fees at some locations may vary.
- Pay in full (plus $40 registration fee)
- $200 deposit with balance due in nine equal installments. (plus $40 registration fee)
Enrollment signifies that you have read and agree to the Neighborhood Music School policies.
- Music Ensembles
- Early Childhood Music
- After-School Arts Academy
- NMS Online
- Special Programs
- Community Programs
- Summer at NMS
- NMS Guilford
- Renee B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists - Winners' Concert