Bella Babitsky–Russian Piano Instructor, PhD
Private lessons in your home by Russian born and educated pianist with a PhD in Piano Teaching and Accompaniment with 30 years experience. Graduate of Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory (Russia) with Doctorate. Call 973-701-1699.
Calderone School of Music
Two locations: Riverwalk Plaza, 34 Ridgedale Ave., E. Hanover, 973-428-0405; 256 Morris Ave., Springfield, 973-467-4688. Open Mon.-Sat. Est. 1975. Private lessons by certified experienced teachers specializing on each instrument. All instruments are taught. Kindermusik classes for 0-7 yr. olds. Summer Kindercamp available.
Celebration Children’s Choir
Rehearsals at Cranford United Methodist Church, corner of Lincoln and Walnut, Cranford, 908-241-8200. Tuition-free choir for children ages 9 and up is sponsored by the Celebration Singers adult choir. Auditions in Sept. and Jan.
Elefante School for the Performing Arts
1790 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-464-5928. A full service music store specializing in teaching students of all ages. We offer private lessons, group lessons, jazz ensembles and summer camps. Top quality band and orchestra instruments for rental or purchase. Classes offered: Acting, Dancing, Singing, Musical Theater, Private Voice, Private Instrumental, Jazz & Rock Bands too.
The Institute of Music for Children
780 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, 908-469-1211. Office: Mon.-Fri. 10am–5pm. Five-Week Summer Institute: PreK–2nd Grade 8am–12pm and 3rd–9th Grade 8am–3pm begins June 25. Afterschool Institute: Group and private classes for children, teens and adults.
Non-profit organization offers year-round classes and private lessons in instrumental music, voice, dance, visual arts and drama to children, teens and adults. Our mission is to create H.A.R.M.O.N.Y—Helping Achieve Responsible Motivated Optimistic Neighborhood Youth by providing in-depth arts experiences. Call for more information.
Lakeland Youth Symphony
PO Box 173, Parsippany, 07054, 973-402-6010. String students in grades 1-12 develop orchestral techniques, musicianship, and knowledge of string orchestra literature. Program runs Sept.-July with rehearsals at the Parsippany Arts Center. Modified Suzuki violin program for ages 4-7.
Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
81 George St., New Brunswick, 732-932-8618. Email: email@example.com. The Mason Gross Extension Division seeks to nurture the innate artistic abilities of children from infancy through high school. Classroom, ensemble and private instruction taught by our distinguished faculty provide a rich environment for development. Carnegie Hall and the Royal Conservatory Achievement Program for precollege music students, Young Artist Program (ages 12-18), American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Children's Ballet School (ages 4-12), Music Together, Young Maestros, Art-Haus Visual Arts Academy (ages 7-17), summer camps and more.
Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, 201-655-4443. Private lessons on all instruments with class and ensemble opportunities and a full range of dance courses are offered for ages 2-1/2 and up.
A joyous experience of research-based music and movement for children birth to 4 years with their parent/caregiver. Nine weekly 45 minute classes filled with songs, dances, percussion instrument play-alongs, lap songs, chants and rhymes. Call for brochure and free demo class. Tuition includes activity songbook, two CDs and parent guide.
• Basking Ridge, Warren & Morristown, 908-656-0129
• Scotch Plains, Westfield, Cranford & Madison, 908-822-9400
• Livingston, Maplewood, South Orange & Millburn, 973-761-7020
• Summit & Chatham, 973-509-9787
• Kinnelon, West Milford, Ringwood, Boonton, Denville, Sparta, Vernon,
New Jersey Children’s Choir
973-655-8889. Auditions by appointment in Sept. for two choirs for boys and girls ages 8-17. After-school rehearsals at Union Congregational Church in Upper Montclair. No prior musical training required.
New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
60 Locust Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-603-7691. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of all ages and abilities accepted in three groups: Nouveau for beginners; Symphony for intermediate players and an auditioned Chamber Orchestra for more advanced musicians.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Arts Training Programs
973-642-8989. Audition applications for Jazz for Teens (open to students ages 13-18), summer arts programs, arts training for ages 8-18. Music and performing arts scholarships for the following year are accepted beginning in November. Auditions are held in spring.
New Jersey Youth Chorus
908-342-1830. Auditioned choral program for children grades 2-12 is composed of advanced, intermediate, and preparatory groups. Auditions are held in May/June with weekly rehearsals Sept.-June.
New Jersey Youth Symphony
570 Central Ave., Murray Hill, 908-771-5544. Three orchestral groups, two orchestral training ensembles, flute choir for grades 3-12 and choir for grades 6-12 rehearse and perform from Sept-May. Auditions held annually each June for the following year. Summer camp.
Scherzo Music Studio
Summit and Morristown locations, 973-551-7000. Group and private music lessons for all ages, levels and abilities. Kindermusik groups for ages 0-7 with licensed Kindermusik educators. Summer camps and classes. Fall registration is now open. Enroll today.
Springfield Community Children’s Chorus
Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 37 Church Mall, Springfield, 973-379-0012. High quality vocal experience open to area children in grades 3-6 through audition. Rehearsals held Wed. 4:30-6pm during the school year.
Wharton Music Center
60 Locust Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-790-0700. Music and performing arts center offering private lessons, group classes and summer camp; all instruments, musical theater, voice, dance and drama; children, teens and adults.
Youth Orchestra of Essex County
PO Box 1409, Maplewood, 07040. 973-378-7879. Auditions in Sept. for four ensembles including Overture Strings, a string training ensemble; chamber music ensemble; Junior Symphony; and the Essex County Symphony Orchestra.