We would like to thank you for continuing in our community at New Music School. This website has been created specifically for students re-enrolling and/or signing up for activities at NMS.

New Students, please continue scrolling through the four steps of registration.

Current Students, please navigate to the links below.

- Re-Enrollment for Under-18
- Re-Enrollment for Adults

About Us

New Music School (NMS) is a comprehensive music school in Chicago serving more than 500 private students. The program is overseen and taught by Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians, renowned collegiate professors, and our world-class faculty. Lessons are offered in all orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice and guitar for students of all ages.  New Music School has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as the Best in Chicago for students under 18 and Best in Voice by CBS News.

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We'd like to familiarize you with our various policies regarding our private lessons program. Please take a moment to read through our:



At New Music School, our academic year is divided into Fall, Spring and Summer 16-week semesters, not including breaks. You will work with your teacher to establish a lesson schedule, determine how long each lesson will be, and how many lessons you will take per week.

Adult students have the additional option of signing up for A La Carte lessons, which means that, since you may not have a consistent schedule, you prepay for 4 lessons at a time and set up each time with your teacher. This option provides some additional flexibility.

If you are interested in signing up for the Early Childhood program, please visit its registration page below for relevant information.


Once you have read through and agreed to our policies, and have worked out a schedule with your teacher, you are ready to officially register with New Music School. Click the button below to start the process. You will fill out the registration form, and then you will be directed to a secure form to fill out your payment information, and you will be all set to continue lessons with New Music School!