Registration Tips

Consultations for Individual Music Lessons

Music students or their parents/guardians have the opportunity to receive a personal consultation as part of the registration process. The consultation can be conducted by telephone or in person, and is a chance to discuss where to begin, what instrument to study or what types of instruction might be most appropriate. Any special individual needs can be addressed at that time. Contact Mary Bloom, head of music education, at mbloom@neighborhoodmusicschool.org or 203-624-5189 x 16.

Introductory Lessons

Want to see if a particular instrument or teacher is right for you or your child? Schedule an introductory lesson. If it’s a good fit, we’ll sign you up! Learn more about introductory lessons - and register online.

Placement of New Students

Assignment of newly registered students for individual lessons is based on the student’s learning style and interests as well as teacher availability. A member of our Placement Office staff will contact you by e-mail or phone to discuss and confirm your placement. To help us better accommodate your schedule, please be thorough when filling out the preferred and unavailable days/times section during registration. We will get back to you quickly to confirm details.

Registration Confirmation

Students will receive telephone, mail or e-mail confirmation of day/time and instruction starting date before the start of their lesson, class or ensemble. Please note: During peak registration, confirmation of student placement may take longer.

Registration Once Teaching Has Begun

NMS operates on a full year, 34 week academic calendar (Sept. through May), with a Summer session. Individual lesson students, new or returning, may enroll at any point during the year, although earlier enrollment allows for a greater selection of teachers and times. Tuition will be pro-rated from the point at which the student enters and based on the actual number of lessons scheduled. Registration for group classes after the first two meetings is at the discretion of the instructor.