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  • NSM is located in a historic wooden school building built in 1883.


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 2020/2021 class catalog online!

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

Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

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Our building is open to enrolled students and families only. Please be sure to wear a mask/face covering at all times on the premises, including during pick up or drop off. Our offices will be open by appointment only, and we will continue to do all registrations online or over the phone. Please visit our Health & Safety page for full details on our current protocols.

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