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NJ Kids Music Classes for Children, Teens & Adults in NJ

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 and Suzuki Strings Plus 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.

Paul DiDario, Piano Instructor
908-226-1389, email: paul@pauldidario.com. Piano lessons for all ages, all stages, beginner to mastery. Suzuki piano technique. Piano Olympics Russian Technical Regiment. Paul DiDario's expert training and teaching techniques can help you or your child.

The Do-Re-Mi School
93A S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500. Music lessons in piano (with Russian-trained teachers), singing, violin, guitar & wind instruments. Bringing the joy of music and nurturing development of youth in NJ for 12 years. From preschool music and movement classes through preparation for music majors in college. Drop-out rate of piano students 8-10 times lower than national average. Convenient classes for siblings at the same time without compromising quality. Optional performance opportunities from low-pressure music parties to competition winners' recitals in Carnegie Hall.

Elefante Music & 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. Year-round private lessons by first-class instructors in all instruments. Group classes offered: dance, musical theater, voice, drama and more. Summer camps in musical theater, jazz, rock, dance and drama. Band and orchestra instruments for rental or purchase. Expert instrument repair. Sheet music, lesson books and music accessories. Birthday parties in bright, spacious studios.

The Institute of Music for Children
780 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, 908-469-1211 x6. Office: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm. The Institute of Music for Children, a non-profit organization offers year-round classes and private lessons in instrumental music, voice, dance, visual arts and drama to children, teens and adults. Five-week summer camp for ages 4–16 beginning June 30th. Our vision is to create H.A.R.M.O.N.Y—Helping Achieve Responsible Motivated Optimistic Neighborhood Youth by providing in-depth arts experiences.

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.

Long Hill Music Center
203 Green Ave., Madison, 908-963-5690. Email: lhmc@lhmc.org. Private lessons for children and adults. Piano–Suzuki Piano–Violin–Viola–Flute–Sax–
Clarinet–Guitar. "Helping people grow at the right tempo…enriching the community, and the discovery/training of musical artistry!"

The Masterwork School of the Arts
973-887-1732. Offers the opportunity to begin study under professional guidance or to refine skills already developed, under artist teachers—in voice, piano, violin, ­harpsichord, organ, woodwinds, brass, harmonica, theory. David Randolph, Music Director. Beginners welcome.

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.

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
908-603-7691, email info@njio.org. Recognized nationally for its "intergenerational excellence," NJIO brings together all ages and abilities in its three ensembles. No auditions. Students and seniors play together alongside professional mentors, learning and sharing the experience of musical performances.

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.

Paul Nazzaro Music Studio
137 Saint Paul St., Westfield, 908-232-3310. Piano lessons with music technology. From 51⁄2 yrs. through adult. Traditional lessons teaching variety of styles. Students receive professionally mastered CDs of their music, and a personal web page with their pieces on the Internet. Summer session available. Highly qualified staff.

Scherzo Music Studio
415 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, 973-551-7000; 458 Springfield Ave., 2nd Floor, Summit, 908-522-0300. Email: mail@scherzostudio.com. 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. Voted Best in Summit 2014.

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.

Wompy's World of Musical Play
Classes in Bedminster, Warren, Montclair, Westfield, Morristown and Summit, 908-279-3030.
    Educate. Entertain. Love. Wompy's is an interactive musical playtime that teaches through art, puppets and instruments. Our weekly classes are for children 6 months-4 years old with caregiver. Each week is a new lesson, encouraging learning and fun in a caring, loving atmosphere. Try it free!

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.