Group Instrument

Youth Classes

Beginning Group Ukulele | ages 4-6

Section 1: for new students in Spring 2017
Please inquire with our office for more information
Faculty: Caroline Buccino | Tuition: $375

Section 2: for continuing students from Fall 2016
Please inquire with our office for more information
Faculty: Caroline Buccino | Tuition: $375

In this beginner course, students will learn the basic strumming patterns and techniques to play the ukulele! Students will learn the appropriate hand and instrument placement for playing chords and strumming patterns. By the end of this course, students will be able to perform four to six songs, play five different chords and will have increased their rhythmic and pitch recognition leading them well on their way to becoming a rock star ukulele player!
A Ukulele is required for this course. Please contact us if you need any recommendations.
Parents are welcome to stay in the class but not required.


Beginning Group Violin | ages 4-6

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Beginner students, ages 4 – 6, will learn the basics of the violin including posture, positioning, using the bow, and simple tunes. Ear training, rhythm games, movement, and ensemble playing will all provide your child with a strong musical foundation to continue their study for years to come.
A violin is needed for class. If you need recommendations for finding a rental, we’re happy to help.
Parents are welcome to stay in the class but not required.


Beginning Group Piano | ages 4-6

For new students:

Mondays 4-4:45pm | February 6 – June 12, 2017
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $375 | Register now!

Saturdays 3-3:45pm | February 4 – June 17, 2017
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $375 | Register now!

For continuing students:

Mondays 3:30-4:15pm
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $350

Saturdays 12:00-12:45pm
Faculty: Lily Tseng | Tuition: $375

Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group setting with a maximum of five students in the class. A piano or 61-note keyboard is required for home practice.


Power Performance! | ages 12-18

Thursdays 6:30-7:15pm
Faculty: Lauren Cook and Aleksandra Lvin

This small ensemble class is designed to empower students to perform with confidence. By blending games, improvisation, movement, and mock performances, students will learn to keep stage fright under control in a supportive and safe environment. Students will also attain the language needed to give constructive criticism to each other, evaluate themselves, and learn to be a clever and intelligent audience. Many fears and issues are shared by all performers – and students will be able to work through them together. This class is a great opportunity to build a community by making music TOGETHER!

*Prerequisite: students must be enrolled in private lessons at NSM or elsewhere, and if NSM, recommendation of private teacher.


Adult Classes

Beginner Group Guitar | adults

Wednesdays 1:30-2:15pm | February 8 – June 21, 2017
Faculty: Jef Charland | Tuition: $375 | Register now!

Have kids in music lessons, and want to know what it’s like? Have you just always wanted to try picking up the guitar?

This class, for beginning adults on the guitar, will introduce the basics, and get you started in a low-pressure group setting with other adults. Instructor Jef Charland will lead the group class – come get started on the guitar, and have lots of fun doing it!


Beginners Ukulele | adults

Please inquire with our office for more information
Faculty: Caroline Scharr | Tuition: $375

In Beginners Ukulele – Group Lessons for Adults we will learn basic strumming techniques, a handful of chords, up to five different songs and gain the confidence to play with friends or your kids at home! This class is designed to teach complete beginners while also giving a challenge to those who have experience with music. Whether you are starting a new hobby, wanting a better understanding of music or just love the sound of the Ukulele, Beginners Ukulele – Group Lessons for Adults will provide you that and more!


For information on group music-making opportunities for students ages 6-18, please visit our Ensembles page.