• Group Classes

  • Private Lessons

  • Ensembles

  • Calendar of Events

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

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 Summer 2020 Private Lessons:  register online or contact our office!

Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Thank you for your support! Donations are processed through Amilia.com


Starting July 6, our building will be open to enrolled students and families only. Please be sure to have 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.

Summer Programs 2020 update!

Visit our Online Resources page for helpful tools to use while making music at home!

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