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Nutley School of Music News


Welcome Our Newest Students!

Please help us give a very warm welcome to
all of our 98 new August & September students!
Becky    Eva     Victoria    
Isabella     Jorge ("JJ")     Aarush    
Alexis    Sean     Clyde    
James     Navneeth     Logan    
Anna     Jasmine    Zoe    
Valentim     Michael     Jake    
Jennifer     Shoshana     Amanda    
Michael     Krish     Suhani    
Grace     Andrew     Raymond    
Stephanie     Leela    Morry
Max     Mark     Aarav    
Clark     Gavriel     Sophia    
John     Madison      Benjamin    
Michael     Heaven     Beesan    
Elkens     Daniela A.     Abigail    
Matias     Jonell     Isaiah    
Joseph     Max     Aarav    
Shoshana     Malia     Samuel    
Aahana     Maritza     Rubin    
Addison     Luca     Anthony    
Megan     Aiden     Niall    
Eric     Noah     Mosat    
Eliana     Heaven     Finn    
Rebecca     RJ     Santiago    
Lamaya     Leonel     Leandro    
Raileigh     Paolo     Hector    
Renata     Omran     Jotham    
Daphne     Kook*     Sophya    
Jamilet      Kiki     Joshi    
Eri     Sophia     Maison    
Amaya     Melisa     James    
Daniel     Keith     Randy    
Dia     John

We Can Help With Your
​College Application & Audition  Videos

Are you a high school student who has started to think about how daunting the college application process  will be? Or maybe you are a getting ready to start applying to   music specific college programs? Either way, we understand that the college application  and audition process can be a grueling one, and we are here to help!

Whether you are looking to add a supplemental video to a traditional application, or you need a format specific audition video for a music school program, at Nutley School of Music, we  offer the service of helping our  high school seniors   through the process of   creating  these videos.

We guide our students through  everything from   the repertoire selection  that  can best be used to showcase their abilities through the final cut.

You can see a sample of the finished product, above, and you can also visit our  College Application Video page or new YouTube channel for additional sample videos.

Nutley School of Music high school juniors and seniors are eligible for this program. If you are interested, please contact us at or (973) 667-7155. ​

Summer Recital

Congratulations to all the who took part in our  Summer  recital, and to their teachers who helped them get there. It was such a joy to see them share the culmination of all their hard work in such an successful way.   You can view a video of the recital on our Facebook page.

Student Spotlight Corner

With the new school year beginning, it means another opportunity for many of our students to take what they learn here at Nutley School of Music and shine in their school concerts, plays, and so many other areas. We love to spotlight our student performers, so please feel free to share their performances with us so we can include them in our Student Spotlight Corner! To participate, email with your student video or picture, with a  brief description of their performance. Please type "Student Spotlight Corner" in the email subject line.

We are so proud of Nutley School of Music student, Luke Surretsky, for getting nominated for an   NJACT Perry Awards    in the category of Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical for his lead performance as Jean Valjean in   Gas Lamp Players  production of Les Miserables High School Edition. Evaluated productions span over 200 community theater productions across the state of New Jersey, so this is quite an accomplishment. The awards ceremony is September 15, and we will all be cheering him on!

Check out Nutley School of Music student, Kai Madrazo, on drums! He participated in the William Paterson University Summer Jazz Workshop, a weeklong intensive and immersive experience  for high school and college students.

Did you see Nutley School of Music students Samantha Alper, Luke Surretsky, and Mark Surretsky,  in the   prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory New Voices 2019 production, "Learn Your Lessons Well"? It was fantastic! Students in the conservatory  are  directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse's professional artistic staff to put on a fully produced, original concert.

Congratulations to   John H. Walker Middle School  in Nutley for their excellent choir & instrumental showing in the Music in the Parks Competition at Hershey Park this past June! Special shout out to the many Nutley School of Music students who participated, including Jack Bumpus    for winning Overall Outstanding Jazz Soloist. Great job to everyone involved!

Spring  concert season is here and we love it when one  of our students can take what they are learning here and incorporate it into their school experience.   Watch this super fun, SURPRISE performance by the 5th graders at St. Thomas of the Apostle School Spring Concert with Nutley School of Music student Alex G. on guitar!

The Nutley Parks and Rec Drama program wowed with their Spring Musical Revue, "Hello Nutley!" which included  songs from the past 20 years of Nutley Parks and Rec  musicals! Take a look at  Nutley School of Music student, Mark Surretsky, as he deftly performs the iconic number  Trouble from "The Music Man. "

​It's talent show time and we are thrilled to feature the enormously talented Ava Minichini performing  Tell Your Heart to Beat Again  at  The Good Shepherd Academy school talent show.  We are incredibly proud of all our students, and happy to support and promote their work in the performing arts and arts education. If you have a student performer whom you would like us to showcase, please send  your picture or video  and description to

Upcoming Events


Food Truck Fest: Friday 10/4 at 4PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church parking lot. 50 Byrd Ave. Bloomfield.


Halloween: Thursday, 10/31

Thanksgiving Break: Tuesday, 11/26 through Sunday, 12/1

Winter Break: Monday, 12/23 through Thursday,  1/2/2020

Pet of the Month

Do you have a pet that you'd like us to feature in our Pet of the Month section? Contact  us at or message us on Facebook with your info!

Follow Us On Social Media

Nutley School of Music can  be found on social media! Follow us on   Facebook,   Twitter, Instagram , and now on  YouTube    to stay up to date on all the latest information and events.

Instrument Rentals

All band instruments and orchestral instruments as well as our Steinway brand pianos are available  to rent.   Guitars, bass, and amps too! Call us at (973) 667-7155 to rent or buy the instruments you need today.

Student Recitals on ​Facebook Live!

Please note that even though audience space is limited for our recitals, you can make sure your friends and family from near and far experience it through Facebook Live! Simply have them visit  our Facebook page   the date/time of your child's recital, and they can tune in there to watch the performance!

We are Open for Sunday Lessons!

Do you find it hard to juggle school, work, and all your other weekday obligations and activities? If so, we have a new solution for fitting in music lessons. Nutley School of Music is now open on Sundays!   Whether you want to schedule weekly lessons on Sunday or are looking to squeeze in a hard to schedule make up, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Lessons are currently filling up, so call us at (973) 667 – 7155 or stop in to register for Sunday lessons today!

Rock Camp!

Our Rock Camp was sold out this year, and from our highlights video, you can see why!  Not only did our students learn a lot, but we all had fun  doing it!

Nutley School of Music Rock Camp is for current students, ages 10 - 16, and includes  ensembles, songwriting, performance, rhythm workshop, a recording session in a professional studio, rock history, and more.

Students work together as a band to record  and perform covers as well as their work, and   includes a field trip to a recording studio for a professional recording session.  

Check out our Rock Camp concert, as well, by visiting our YouTube channel. We can't wait for next year for another amazing Rock Camp experience!

Nutley School of Music Rock Camp is for current students, ages 10 - 16, and includes  ensembles, songwriting, performance, rhythm workshop, a recording session in a professional studio, rock history, and more.

Students work together as a band to record  and perform covers as well as their work, and   includes a field trip to a recording studio for a professional recording session.  

Check out our Rock Camp concert, as well, by visiting our YouTube channel. We can't wait for next year for another amazing Rock Camp experience!

Picking Out The Right Guitar

If you are interested in learning guitar, get some tips from our very own Mr. Tom & Mr. Nelson about how to pick out the right guitar for you!

New Music Book Display

Have you seen our new book display? Our students know that not only can they get their lessons here, but we also sell music books to make it easy and convenient when they are ready to progress to the next level.   Stop in and check out this great new addition to our music studio!

Rock on at June Rock Show

It's not just the summer time heat that's melting faces—it's our June Rock Show performances!

Nutley School of Music rocked out at Debonair Music Hall for two amazing shows on Sunday, 6/23, with   all of our amazing bands.  From classic rock to screaming heavy metal to modern rock and roll, we had it all! If you didn't get to see the performances live, subscribe to our YouTube page and see our highlights reel!

But just because summer is here, doesn't mean we stop rockin'! Next up is Rock Camp, so tune in for more  great rock and roll to come!

Year Round Lessons

There is no reason for "summer slide" when it comes to your music progress because Nutley School of Music is open year round! You can keep your current day/time, switch it up to accommodate your summer schedule, or even experiment with a lessons for a different instrument. Summer is also a great time to schedule those hard to schedule make ups! If you are continuing with your current day/time, there is no need to reach out. However, if you need to make adjustments to your schedule, please contact us at (973) 667-7155 (text/call).

Please keep in mind that we will be on a short break, from Monday 6/24 through Sunday 7/7, but otherwise will be open throughout the summer for lessons.

We look forward to making music with our students all summer long!

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel

New YouTube Channel! Want ANOTHER way to keep up with all the latest and greatest from Nutley School of Music? Subscribe  to our new YouTube channel, where we will be posting our classes, workshops, performances, and  much more!  We already have a number of fantastic videos up there, so go take a look and keep checking back!

Rocking Out at the Nutley Farmers Market​

The Nutley Farmers Market returned on June 16, 2019 to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and Nutley School of Music was there to help with performances by some of our amazing students and teachers!

The Nutley Farmers Market, established in 2009, features live musical entertainment and a wide variety of fresh regionally grown produce, as well as cut flowers, homemade cheese, dried fruit and fresh nuts, pickles, bread and more.  The market helps New Jersey family farmers; enables people to meet, talk to and ask questions of the person who grew their food;  and is a great place to meet friends and neighbors

Nutley School of Music was thrilled to help kick off this 10th anniversary season . If you couldn't be there in person to see our amazing musical performances, please subscribe to our YouTube channel or visit our   Facebook page where these  performances were live streamed.

The Market runs Sundays from mid-June through October of each season and takes place in Downtown Nutley in Municipal Parking Lot 9  at 537 Franklin Avenue, from 9am to 2pm. To find out more about the Nutley Farmer’s Market visit their website and follow them on Facebook.

We The People

Nutley School of Music students do a great job of making music both in    and out of our school! We the People, a fantastic band comprised of music students John and Alex (both on guitar), Ashton (on drums), and Arianna (on vocals), with a little help from Mr. Tom, performed at the Philippine Day Food and Cultural Festival (PDOC) on Sunday, June 9th, at Third Ward Memorial Park in Passaic, NJ!   The band was rocking and everyone had a great time. You can view video of their performance here on our YouTube channel. Congratulations to all involved!

Be Part of Our Referral Contest!

We have a fun, new referral contest happening RIGHT NOW for our new students and the existing students who referred them! To participate, you can  print out the image below, which includes all the details, or pick up hard copy in our office. And congratulations to our very first winners, The Pizarra Family!

Climb The Musical Ladder

The Musical Ladder System® is being used by music schools nationwide.  Nutley School of  Music is the only school in the Nutley area that gives  their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets and certificates for passing musical tests with the  Musical Ladder System®. Ask your teacher for more details.

It's easy to sign up!

1. Tell your teacher you want
to participate.

2. Discuss test requirements &
set up a test date with your teacher.

3. Take your test and receive
wristband and certificate.  
Everything is included in your tuition.