Group Instrument

Youth Classes

Beginning Group Ukulele ages 4-6

Fridays 3:45-4:15pm | March 19 – May 28, 2021
Faculty: Tyler Cotner | Tuition: $270 | Register now!

Beginning Group Ukulele ages 6-8

Please check back soon for more information about our Spring 2021 session of this class.

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.

Continuing Group Ukulele ages 6-8

For students who have already developed basic skills on the ukulele, this course will focus on the creative aspects of musicianship: composition, arranging, and interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to pick a song of their own choice and will work on arranging it for solo ukulele playing, as well as writing their own songs. More complex elements of music will be explored in this course, such as scales, construction of chords, more complex rhythms, and ear training.


Beginning Group Piano | ages 4-5, with caregiver

Please contact our office at info@newschoolofmusic.org for to inquire about future sessions of this class

Beginning Group Piano | ages 5-6, no caregiver

Please contact our office at info@newschoolofmusic.org for to inquire about future sessions of this class

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. Caregivers are required to attend the Saturday class for ages 4-5, and it is strongly recommended that a caregiver be present with the child for the Monday class for ages 5-6 during the first few weeks.


Beginning Suzuki Violin | ages 4-7

We will not be offering this class in Fall 2020, please check back in Spring 2021.

This is an opportunity for young children and their parents to be introduced to musical instruction on the violin using the Suzuki method. This class builds the concepts of rhythm, pitch and coordination necessary to play the violin. Parents attend the weekly class, and using the Suzuki Violin Book 1 and CD, assist their children with daily practice.


Adult Classes

All listings for adult classes can be found on our Adult Classes page!


For information on additional group music-making opportunities for students ages 5-18, please visit our Ensembles page.