The New School for Music Study (NSMS) is nationally recognized as a leading institution in music education. Located in historic Kingston, NJ, we offer instruction to children and adults of all ages and ability levels. Students benefit from a combination of private lessons, which are tailored to support and challenge each student on a personal level, as well as group classes, which offer performance opportunities and peer interaction. All of our faculty hold advanced degrees, and have extensive experience working with students of all levels, including beginners. We invite you to learn more about our philosophy and teaching approach.
Founded in 1960, NSMS has a long history of excellence and a rich legacy of teacher education.
Learn more about our teacher education programs.
Made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
NSMS was honored with the 2020 SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy was awarded the 2018 MTNA Achievement Award.
NSMS is a member of the