ANNOUNCEMENT: BA and NMS are working to find a date in October or November to have a parent meeting about private lesson and chamber option.
New Music School and Beacon Academy (BA) partner to provide students with a project based four year curriculum in music, chamber music, and private individual lessons.
New Music School’s mission is to advance excellence in music education. Through world-class faculty, comprehensive artistic exposure and pioneering approaches to the learning process, our students develop their talents for a life- time of musical achievement.
The following instruments and programs are available for private study at Beacon Academy.
CHAMBER MUSIC (mixed ensembles)
WHAT IF I DON'T SEE THE INSTRUMENT WE WOULD LIKE TO LEARN?
Easy, you can (as a BA family) sign up with lessons at our convenient location at 900 N Michigan Ave (Bloomingdales Building). We offer all instruments and voice. Please let us know you are a BA family when signing up.
New Music School (NMS) is a comprehensive music school in Chicago. 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. Lessons and group instruction can be taught in classical, popular, rock, and musical theatre genres. Additionally, both private and chamber size music groups are available for instruction. 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.
AT NMS's CORE
At New Music School, we believe in preparing the whole musician through a set of core musical principals. There are three stages of study at New Music School: Foundational, Young Artist and Artist. These stages are separated into five levels, each uniquely identified by Houses.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
The process is very simple. Before we ask new families to commit to a session of lessons, we want to make sure the student and teacher relationship is a strong one. So, we ask you to pay for one single lesson with the teacher. If it all goes well, then you can sign up for a semester of lessons.
FALL SEMESTER 2016
September 25, 2016 - February 4, 2017 — 16 Lessons
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Just click on their names below and it will connect you to their bios. Depending on the demand, teachers may be added that are not listed here.
Interested in starting music lessons? Sign up for your first half hour lesson by clicking add to cart and we will handle the rest! After your initial lesson, a more permanent time will be assigned.
LESSON FEES — Please note that the exclusive Beacon Academy lesson rates are for the teachers listed here. Any other teacher, outside of those listed here, may have a different rate due to their experience level within the NMS faculty structure.
available at BA and New Music School
Sign up for your extra 15 minutes of theory in your lesson today! If you plan to take each semester, feel free to add both to your cart.
Please note that a fee of $400 will be added to your lesson invoice.
Extra Class Time · 15 min
NMS is using the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program for its theory curriculum.
Only Levels 1-3 Sarnecki Books
18 & Under · Books for each level 1-3
Adults · All in One book