Our Students and Parents


Meet some of them...


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NMS Piano Student


“Ryan has taught him so much about breath control, phrasing, diction and even stage presence.”

Brede Baldwin
NMS Voice Student


“NMS's college preparatory programs and world-class instructors were instrumental for our daughter's success with the CYSO ...”

Amanda Kellman
NMS Viola Student
A Parent's Perspective


“It is so pleasing as a parent to see your child stand by the door or watch the clock in great anticipation of their teacher's arrival!”

Zach, Sydney, Lucy and Ella
NMS Piano Student
A Parent's Perspective


“NMS is leading the way for future musicians!”

Matt Carroll
NMS Voice Student
Artist in Residence, Lyric Opera of Chicago


“NMS allowed me to grow into a better musician, more importantly, a better person...”

NMS Percussion Student
College Preparatory Program Alumni


“Tim is consistently patient and positive (not an easy thing when teaching 4 year olds!).”

NMS Violin Student
A Parent's Perspective


“I believe that NMS offers an unparalleled and unique experience in music education.”

Erin and Michaela
NMS Piano Student
A Parent's Perspective


“My experience with New Music School has changed my attitude and committed for playing the trumpet.”

NMS Trumpet Student
Young Artist Program


“At my first lesson, I was in awe of my teachers talent. i know having a great teacher will help me reach my goals!”

Daniel Hernandez
NMS Trumpet Student
Young Artist Program


“I can say I was extremely well prepared for college thanks to NMS.”

Aaron Cody
NMS Saxophone Student
College Preparatory Program


“I continue to be challenged to reach my performance potential at NMS!”

Richard Frank
NMS Piano Student
Adult Program


“We never dreamed such a creative program existed for students!”

NMS Piano Student
A Parent's Perspective


“Tim is really mindful of what is developmentally appropriate for young students”

NMS Viola Student
A Parent's Perspective


“The kids actually think piano is cool, love to practice and race to the piano when the teacher comes.”

Will & Foster
NMS Piano Student
A Parent's Perspective


Our true reason.

We never forget who we're working for. Our students and their families are our motivation, our drive, and the reason for doing what we do. New Music School's students and their parents define our institution and constitute the core and the focus of our progressive community.

By nurishing comprehensive relationships with the whole family, we are able to make our learning experience an integral part of the family's life, going far beyond just plain music lessons.

This approach is what sets us apart from the rest and it's what enables us to realize each student's maximum potential within a continuous dynamic both at school and at home.

Whether simply taking lessons as a beginner exploring a new interest or as an advanced student preparing for orchestral studies, we promote a comprehensive and inclusive approach to the music learning experience.

Take a look at some of our students and parents profiles and learn how New Music School has been a part of each of these great lives.


Our students are encouraged to reach and maximize their natural potential and to explore all horizons of their musical interests. As a result, many of our students have been selected to perform and study with the following institutions and ensembles:

Music Ensembles

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

IMEA All State Band and Orchestras

Midwest Young Artists

Protégé Philharmonic

Collegiate Music Programs

The Juilliard School

Peabody Conservatory @ John Hopkins Peabody Institute

Oberlin College: Conservatory of Music

Eastman School of Music

New England Conservatory of Music

Northwestern University

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Baldwin-Wallace University - Conservatory of Music

University of Michigan

Roosevelt University

DePaul University

Music Festivals

Juilliard Summer Programs

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Junior Camp, Germany

Aspen Summer Music Festival

Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Blossom Music Festival

Lenk Summer Music Academy, Switzerland

Hidden Valley Music Seminars

ChautauquaMusic Festival

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Solo Performances at

Carnegie Hall

From the Top

The Grammys

WFMT 98.7 Introductions

WFMT 98.7 Impromptu

Apple Store

NBC Nightly News

Symphony Center, Chicago

Universities and Colleges

Harvard University

Yale University

Vanderbilt University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stanford University

Penn State University

University of Pennsylvania

Brandeis University