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Established in 1999, our mission is to provide quality music instruction in a friendly learning environment for children and adults. We believe everyone can benefit from a positive music making experience. We offer private lessons on various instruments for beginners through advanced students. We also offer Kindermusik for children ages 0 to 5 and many group classes such as music theory, ear-training, and ensembles in jazz, classical, and rock. We also offer special programs such as the RCMDP assessments , student recitals, audition preparation, solo student recitals, college prep course for high school students entering college as music majors, Percussion ensemble, and String ensemble. Many of our students will have opportunities throughout the year to participate in performing at our student recitals, local events and the rock show. All of our teachers are trained professionals who are experienced educators.
15 Benefits of becoming a Nutley School of Music student
1. Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Ukulele, Kindermusik and Rock Band program at our convenient location.
We offer these popular instruments and programs in our 2 convenient locations (on the same block) in Nutley. Save time and money by enrolling family members at the same time. Beginners and additional members of the family are always welcome to start lessons all year round.
2. Qualified professional and experienced faculty.
We have 18 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance and teaching experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With multiple music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
3. The wide range of music lesson times now available SEVEN days a week!
We offer music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Sundays by appointment only.
4. A proven track record of excellence since 1999.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Nutley School of Music has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, and drum lessons (and more) in Nutley, New Jersey year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by hundreds of families for over seventeen years.
5. A comfortable parent's lounge with TV monitors for our clients. We have the most comfortable and parent friendly waiting area in Nutley.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a comfortable, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids' books , Wi-Fi, magazines and water bottles. We also provide TV monitors in our waiting rooms which you can view every lesson room and observation windows on doors so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
6. Fully stocked music lesson rooms!
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, 2 full drum kits in our drum room, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. (no need to bring pianos and drum sets) We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and observation windows.
7. Music recitals onsite and our annual rock show performance!
We are one of the only music schools in Nutley that offers recitals twice a year on a Steinway-designed “Boston” grand piano. Every June and December, many of our students choose to perform in our recitals. We hold these onsite at Nutley School of Music on Darling Ave. Trophies are awarded at recitals. Refreshments are served at end of each recital.
Singers concerts are held every May. The voice students can perform with our professional live faculty band onsite at NSM Darling Ave location. Great opportunity for our voice students to showcase their talents! Special trophies for every singer perfromer.
Advanced and intermediate piano students perform on a 9-foot Steinway grand piano in June every year at the Steinway Gallery in Paramus, NJ. Special trophies are awarded to every performer. Special plaques for graduating high school seniors are awarded for their years of dedication and performance at this event.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
We also host Rock Show twice a year, which gives your child the opportunity to play with a live rock band! Our Rock Show is held at Debonair Music Hall, a professional music venue, in Teaneck, NJ. Your child will love the opportunity to rock out on the big stage with a real rock band. You are encouraged to bring your family and friends to the show to share in the fun.
8. Professional office staff six days a week to serve you.
We strive to offer you the best customer service six days a week. We have four office team members who are available at the front desk to assist you with everything you need quickly and professionally.
9. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are the only music school in the Nutley area that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see picture to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.
More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.
10. Royal Academy Music Development Program assessment preparation, college application / portfolio prep and audition prep for musical theatre students.
Nutley School of Music is a founding school of the RCMDP, national standard for serious and high achieving music student available for all major instruments. We prepare select few students to participate in the assessment. Participating and receiving certificates for their appropriate levels are often added to their college applications. (College portfolio/audition audio/ videos can also be prepared at NSM)
We are dedicated in preparing any musical theatre students interested in auditioning for school plays and/or local productions. Many leading and supporting roles at local community and school productions have been proudly performed by our students!
11. Sibling / Family Discounts
We offer discounts for siblings and family members. Most families are scheduled at the same time to save time and money.
12. Books, instruments, accessories, and equipment sold on site.
No more searching for that book, musical equipment, or accessory you need for the next lesson. For your convenience, we sell books, guitars, violins, strings, tuners, etc. We know sometimes it’s not easy to go out and buy a guitar or a piano on your own. We are ready to help you decide on your next musical purchase. We also offer assistance when you are shopping for your piano at a local dealer.
13. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
This allows us to offer lessons as early as 10 a.m. and we are able to see students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
14. Convenient location near Route 3 and the Garden State Parkway (Exit 151).
Due to its central location, our school is convenient and easy to find off of Rt 3 and the Garden State Parkway. Close to our school, you will find great shopping and restaurants. We have many students from Nutley, Bloomfield, Clifton, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Lyndhurst, Belleville, Kearny, and Rutherford.
15. No Contract.
Unlike some schools, you do not have to sign a contract for the semester or the year. You are allowed to withdraw from lessons at any point of the year. If you submit a withdrawal form by the 15th of the month, you may stop attending your lessons at the end of that month.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose
as we only want students who truly want to be here
and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Offering quality piano, guitar, voice, bass, drums, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, ukulele, and Rock Band classes in Nutley, NJ.
Serving the communities of Nutley, Bloomfield, Clifton, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Belleville, Kearny, Passaic, Paterson, Wallington, Rutherford, Lyndhurst and Secaucus.