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IMPORTANT: please see our NEWS section below with information and updates regarding classes and lessons during the COVID19 crisis.

The New School of Music is a community music school located in Cambridge for adults and children 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 faculty and community concerts. We welcome all students regardless of race, creed, national origin, or social economic level.

View our 2019/2020 class catalog online!

For Returning Students:  Register NOW for Spring 2020 Private Lessons:  register online or contact our office!

Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

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Following the decisions recently made by Cambridge Public Schools, Friday, March 13 will be our last day of in person lessons due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
  • Starting on Saturday, March 14, all lessons will begin to transition to an online platform if possible.
  • Group classes, choruses, and ensembles will be suspended until May 4.
  • We are making every effort to move most of our private lessons to online teaching. We will be taking the weekend to train and educate staff and faculty, with the hopes of being fully online by Monday, March 16.
  • All NSM events through May 4 have been cancelled. For information regarding events hosted by other organizations taking place at NSM, please contact those institutions directly
A decision regarding our ability to re-open in May will be made on or before May 4 and will be communicated via email.


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