Musicianship Program and Classes

Group Instrumental Classes

Musicianship Program

Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music History, Composition, Songwriting, Conducting, Improvisation, and Music Technology

Our comprehensive, sequential musicianship training is designed to develop a learner’s practice, performance, and understanding of music. Classes provide instruction in subject areas central to every student’s development: musical notation, theory fundamentals, sight-singing, dictation, Dalcroze eurhythmics, improvisation, composition, and analysis of musical form. Students may participate in periodic assessments that provide a national standard for students, parents, and teachers to track progress and measure achievement. Students learn alongside their peers in age-appropriate classes.

The School has invested in technology to create a hybrid class experience for many of our musicianship classes that will allow online and in-person attendees to participate equally in
each class session.

We have also offer Advanced Track Musicianship Classes at the Upper Elementary 3, Junior and Senior Levels. Required placement exams may be taken online at students’ convenience over the summer.

Learn more about the Advanced Track Musicianship Program here.

Contact our Registration Department for additional information.

View detailed course descriptions here.

View detailed information on musicianship classes here.

student composers in music tech lab

Classes are included in the price of our Comprehensive Program, and as an option for students in our Beginners Programs. Other students may enroll a la carte.

Group Instrumental Classes

Group instrumental instruction in piano, guitar, chimes and handbells offers students the opportunity to learn an instrument, and develop their creative potential alongside peers.

Learn more about these group classes here.

Have questions or want to register?

We take great care to assess each child’s particular interests and needs before assigning teachers, classes, and ensembles. The first step is for you and your child(ren) to meet with one of our deans. This meeting is not an audition, but a welcoming introduction to the School and our individualized approach to music education.

To get started, schedule a placement meeting with one of our deans, or call 914-723-1169.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!