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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Music Classes
Other Ideas: Winchester Community Music School; Concord Conservatory of Music; Music Programs at The Rivers School Conservatory; Music Together of Assabet Valley; Brookline Music School

new school of music photoThe New School of Music is a community music school located in Cambridge for students of all ages and levels. NSM offers programs in a non-competitive, student centered learning environment from professional musicians with a passion for teaching.

NSM offers private and group lessons, master classes, vacation programs, seasonal family events, and a community concert series on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Below is a sample of what NSM offers:

Early Childhood Music and Movement Programs
Beginning simply with singing, moving, and exploring rhythm instruments, we add levels of complexity as the children grow, expanding the singing repertoire, teaching more complex dances, and building instrumental ensembles.

Musikgarten Classes
Family Music for Babies | newborn to 12 months
Family Music for Toddlers | ages 1-3

Dalcroze-Eurhythmics Based Classes
Intro to Dalcroze-Eurhythmics | ages 3-4
Listen and Move | ages 4-5
Sing & Move | ages 5-6
Move & Play – a Dalcroze plus Group Piano class| ages 6-8
Read and Move | ages 6-8

Group Instrument Classes
Group Violin | ages 4-6
Beginning Recorder | ages 5-9
Beginning Piano | ages 6-8

Suzuki Method: Piano, Violin, and Cello | ages 3+
The New School of Music offers comprehensive Suzuki method instruction where students and parents attend weekly private lessons, with optional group classes and parent education classes. The Suzuki program provides parents and children with an opportunity to share the joy of music while learning an instrument.

Private Lessons
Strings • Piano • Woodwinds • Voice
Classical • Jazz • Modern • World
Private lessons are available for people ages four through adult, all levels and abilities. Need-based financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Ensemble Opportunities for various ages
Choir Ensembles
String Ensembles
Wind Ensembles

Vacation Programs
NSM offers vacation programs during the public school vacation weeks and throughout the summer.

Programs generally run full-days, 9-3pm with before and aftercare available. Past programs include Kids’ Cabaret (musical theater) for ages 7-14, Music Discoveries for ages 5-10, and World Music Explorers for ages 5-10. Please visit our website for vacation program details.

For more information about the New School of music programs, family events, and concert series, please visit Our 2013/14 Class Catalog is available to download here. All classes will be listed online when they become available.

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Monday - Friday, 9-5pm; Classes, Lessons and Events: days & times vary

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Varies by program, fees listed online at



25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 map
Phone: 617-492-8105

From Harvard Square
Take Mt. Auburn Street out of the square towards Watertown, heading a half mile west. Turn right onto Lowell St., just before the Mt. Auburn Hospital. Parklot on the left.

From Rt. 2
Follow Rt. 2 east past the Alewife T station and around the Fresh Pond rotaries (Rt. 2 becomes Fresh Pond Parkway.) Stay on Rt. 2/Fresh Pond Parkway, crossing Huron Ave. At the next stop light, turn left onto Brattle St. Take the third right onto Lowell St. Park in the lot on the right, just past the school entrance.

By Bus
Take the 71 Watertown or 73 Waverly bus to Mt. Auburn Hospital. Walk around the corner to
Lowell Street. The school will be on the left, number 25.


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