WHAT WE BELIEVE
At Nutley School of Music our primary method of teaching is with one-on-one, private instruction. Each lesson is tailored individually, for the way the student learns best. We take into account age, experience, personality, and learning style. We teach ages 5 - adult! It's never "too late" to learn how to play music.
Students in private lessons are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture or the understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively, if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can move on. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons.
Our school is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop.
While private lessons are ideal and necessary for the greatest amount of progress, we also believe additional group classes and ensembles serve an important role in music education. Learning in a group environment creates an additional element of fun in the learning process and allows students to interact, create friendships, and appreciate music together. It is also a great way to increase an individual student’s motivation to play and helps them learn the importance of teamwork.