The New School for Music Study


NSMS Welcomes Steinway Pianos!

Friday, April 14 was a historic day at The New School for Music Study. We were blessed with not one, but TWO gorgeous Steinway pianos! The “twins” were a gift from the late Dr. Mary Louise Green. We are so grateful to Mary Louise Green and her husband, Dr. Leland Green for this amazing gift, and we can’t wait for our students to enjoy these beautiful instruments!

In addition, Mary Louise Green donated funds to establish a scholarship fund in her honor.  Her contributions to NSMS will help generations of students in their quest to make beautiful music at the piano! Thank you Mary Louise Green!

2017 Full Faculty Recital

Mark you calendars!  The New School for Music Study, in partnership with Nassau Presbyterian Church, presents its spring Faculty Recital!  The recital will feature solo, duet and collaborative music by Bizet, Bolcolm, Debussy, Schubert, and MORE! Join us on Sunday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church for an afternoon of beautiful music! A special thanks to Tracy at for her superb artwork!

APRIL 23 SPRING - Faculty Recital 2017 11 x 17

Free Music Lessons offered for “Teach Music America” Week – March 20-26

Philadelphia/PA –  The 3rd Annual “Teach Music America” will be celebrated from March 20th to March 26th .   During this week, Keep Music Alive is encouraging musicians and music schools across the country to offer one free 30 minute lesson to new interested students.  All interested music students (children and adults) are also encouraged to seek out a participating music school or musician.   Teach Music America Week is held every year during the 3rd week of March to coincide with National “Music in Our Schools Month” (MiOSM).

Over 500 Music Schools in 47 States are participating in this year’s Teach Music America by offering a complimentary intro lesson to new students. Vincent James, founder of “Keep Music Alive” states: “We all know that sometimes the biggest hurdle to doing something is just getting started.   With Teach Music America, we are hoping to give birth to a multitude of new musicians who will continue playing music long after the month of March is over

The New School for Music Study will be participating in Teach Music America, with lessons being offered on Saturday, March 26.  For more information and to schedule a lesson, please write us at


Keep Music Alive is an organization dedicated to promoting the value of music in our world:  educationally, therapeutically and overall making us a happy society.   They have published the book “88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life” featuring over 150 inspirational music stories from musicians, music teachers and music fans from around the world including a number of celebrities.   50% of the proceeds from      “88+ Ways Music” are donated to organizations that provide instruments and music instruction to schools and communities in need. Current beneficiaries include Guitars in the Classroom, Spirit of Harmony and Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation.

NSMS Faculty Member Wins Teaching Award

Marvin Blickenstaff
Congratulations to New School for Music Study faculty member, Mr. Marvin Blickenstaff!  On Sunday, February 26 Mr. Blickenstaff was presented with the Jacobs Music 2016 Teacher of the Year Award, following a presentation at Jacobs Music in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Mr. Blickenstaff has been on the faculty of The New School for Music Study for seventeen years and currently directs the PEPS (Program for Excellence in Piano Study) program for the most advanced students at NSMS.  Congratulations to Mr. Blickenstaff!

NSMS Faculty Member to Perform at Kaufman Center

NSMS faculty member, Dr. Kairy Koshoeva, will perform at New York’s prestigiousKaufman Center as part of “Sounds of Kyrgyzstan,” an inaugural gala event featuring classical music and traditional music of Kyrgyzstan.  The concert will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.  Congratulations Dr. Koshoeva!
Kairy Koshoeva earned her Doctor of Musical Art degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Gnessin’s Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia and an Artist Diploma certificate from Oberlin Conservatory at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Dr. Koshoeva has garnered awards from around the globe including the top prize at the International Piano Competition in Vicenza, Italy, the N. Rubinstein Competition in Paris, France, and was the 2004 Gold Medal winner of the Rachmaninoff Award in Moscow, Russia and first prize at Chautauqua Music Festival concerto competition in New York. In 2003 she was named Honored Artist of her native country Kyrgyzstan. She has performed in Israel, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, and the United States.
 She has held teaching positions at Avila University, Kansas City Community College, the University of Central Missouri, UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park University, and the University of Kansas and Rockhurst University.
Dr. Koshoeva is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon (Alpha Kappa ‘07, Kansas City Alumni). Kairyreceived the 2013 Marian Bowker Davidson Collaborative Pianist Award for her project to perform Bach’s complete Goldberg Variations with the Owen/Cox Dance Group choreographed by Jennifer Owen. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Berta Eisberg Award for collaboration with Owen/Cox  in a performance of Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis.