Music (Private Lessons) - 16-week semester

30-minute Private Music Lesson - Tuition: $612.00
45-minute Private Music Lesson - Tuition: $920.00
60-minute Private Music Lesson - Tuition: $1226.00

Private Lessons

All Ages
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour classes)

Violin (Suzuki* & Traditional), Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar (Suzuki and traditional method), Piano, Organ, Percussion, Voice, Composition

• Students taking private lessons receive theory or solfege at no additional charge.

• Students taking Private lessons can enroll in instrumental ensemble and Orff for free.

Private lesson courses and instructors are subject to change with availability.

Group Classes

16-week semester

(60 min each lesson)

Group Class Tuition: $305.00 unless otherwise specified


Levels 1, 2, 3, 4

Individual Price $155.00

Free for students taking private lessons.

Theory classes explore the rudiments of music and music history. Mandatory for music students. Student must purchase theory book at additional cost, not included in tuition. Lessons are 30 minutes and are intended to supplement private lessons

Advanced Music Theory

Saturdays, 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM (1 hour)

By teacher invitation only. Required for students in conservatory division.

The prerequisite for this class is to have completed or be in the last few lessons of the book “Practical Theory- Complete Course 3 in 1”, by Sandy Feldstein, or have proficiency in chord progression, voice leading and analyses of Bach chorales.

Solfege (Sight-Singing)

Saturdays, 2:00 PM (30 minutes)

Free for students taking private lessons. 

Solfege is a music education method used to teach pitch and sight-singing to singers. The technique of solfege involves assigning the notes of a scale a particular syllable, and then practicing by singing different note sequences using these syllables.

Early Childhood

Music and Movement*

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Ages: 9 months - 3 years**

Saturdays, 10:00 AM (45 min)

10-week program, Fall session begins October 5, 2019

Special Price $155.00

Designed to initiate young children into the joys of music. The class guides them through their rhythmic, tonal, and physical development through a mix of play, singing, chants, dancing, instrument exploration and movement. So get ready to have FUN! 

*This class is a pre-cursor to the Orff/Kodaly Class.

**Parent Guardian participation is required.

Orff/Kodaly **

Ages: 4-7

Saturdays,  11:00 AM (50 min)

Special Price $155.00

Free for students taking private lessons.

This is a beginning class for young children and their parents. The Orff/Kodaly concept uses traditional children's songs, games and dances to experience movement and melody for the very young child. The class incorporates rhythm instruments, as well as tuned percussion and eventually introduces the recorder with more advanced students.


Suzuki Violin Class

(Group Class)

Wednesday:   *Intermediate 4:30 PM            

                       Advanced   5:30 PM

Saturday:        *Beginner   9:00 AM 

                       *Intermediate 10:00 AM          

                       Advanced 11:00 AM      


Special Price $155.00/Semester

This class will emphasize on reviewing repertoire while developing musicality, ensemble playing skills and promote music reading skills. Parent, teacher and child are all active participants in the learning process. Parents must be willing to make a commitment to attend lessons, group classes and performances. Tuition includes Music Theory.

* Suzuki Violin is a parent and child class. Parents are required to participate in at-home practice.

Group Guitar Classes       

Beginner Guitar Class         

Ages 8-12

Tuesdays 5:30 PM (60 minutes)

Basic guitar instruction, music fundamentals and a brief overview of guitar history will be taught over the semester. An acoustic guitar is mandatory (nylon/steel). N.S.A. will not provide instruments.   All learning materials and guitar picks will be provided by N.S.A. 

Intermediate Guitar Class


Basic guitar instruction music fundamentals and a brief overview of guitar history will be taught over the semester. An acoustic guitar is mandatory. N.S.A. will not provide an instrument. All learning materials and guitar picks will be provided by N.S.A. 

Adult Guitar Class


Basic guitar instruction music fundamentals and a brief overview of guitar history will be taught over the semester. An acoustic guitar is mandatory. N.S.A. will not provide an instrument. All learning materials and guitar picks will be provided by N.S.A. 


Group Piano Keyboarding

Ages 7+

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Price $155.00/Semester

Students of all ages and abilities can learn how to play the piano or improve their piano skills in this fun, welcoming, and interactive classroom environment! Individual attention is balanced with group activities and performances to foster a communal learning culture and inspire students to work together to achieve musical goals. Engaging sight- reading, technique, theory, and composition exercises allow students to approach the piano from diverse perspectives, leading to well-rounded musicianship. When it comes time to perform, classmates transform into engaged audience members for impromptu in-class recitals!


There are a variety of instrumental ensembles at NSA. Participation in ensembles is required for all string players. Singers are highly encouraged to participate in chorus. Some ensembles will be assigned per teacher recommendation.

Ensemble Cost is FREE for students enrolled in private lessons and $155.00 individually.

String Ensemble 

Ages 5-18


Young string players age 5 through 18 should participate in ensemble or orchestral settings to play the great literature of music from the 1700's to the present.  Weekly rehearsals culminate in a concert at the end of the semester insuring ongoing commitment, good setting and performance requirements.

Guitar/Early Music Ensemble

All Ages

Saturdays, 1:00 PM, 1 hour

Open to guitar students from the Newark School of Arts. Levels range from beginner to advance. Past repertoire has included medieval to contemporary music. A prerequisite for ensemble is that all students must possess an understanding of music notation.

Acoustical instruments (nylon/steel) are mandatory. Occasions may arise for electronic instruments. Vocal and instrumental students are encouraged to participate. Performance venues take place offsite and at the School therefore attendance at rehearsal is mandatory.

All interested students should contact Daryl Hester.

Suzuki Guitar Ensemble


The Suzuki Guitar Ensemble is designed for guitar students working with any level of the Suzuki guitar method, under the tutelage of a Suzuki guitar instructor. The ensemble meets weekly for one hour and, in addition to reinforcing technical guitar skills, aims to instill in its participants a wide sense of musicality, from keeping a common steady tempo to interpretational nuances on cue. The overall student's progress is greatly expedited when individual lessons are combined with this activity, making it part of the core of a through music education. In accordance with the Suzuki philosophy of teaching, parents are highly encouraged to attend and observe the Suzuki Guitar Ensemble sessions. 

Prerequisite Suzuki Guitar Ensemble: be studying guitar in a Suzuki course or have already completed some of its books. 

By teacher recommendation ONLY


Special Price $40.00/Semester

Prep Choir 

Ages 7+

Saturdays, 1:30 PM, 1 hour

Singing is fundamental for musicians and the Newark School of the Arts encourages all students to enroll in the choir.  Vocal training helps students to build their skills in ear training, articulation, intonation, musicianship and performance. Newark School of the Arts places emphasis on healthy singing and vocal technique. Choristers will learn basic breathing techniques and posture for singing as well as working on fun and interesting repertoire.

NSA Choir 

Ages 7+

Saturdays, 2:30 PM, 1 hour

Invitation or audition only. This choir will perform several concerts throughout the semester.