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Music classes for kids in New York City

These music classes for kids cover everything from piano lessons for beginners to blues bands and chamber ensembles. 

Whether your kid prefers to jam out on the guitar or rock out on the piano, these sweet NYC music classes for kids cover all the bases. They'll bone up on their skills, learn to read music and, when they're ready, have the tools to bring their talents to the stage. Who knows...maybe they'll even take up dance classes and acting classes, too! Scroll down to peruse our list of the coolest music classes for kids in New York City.

Music classes for kids

Bloomingdale School of Music

  • Price band: 2/4

Classes here build on skills from one series to the next, from Baby and Toddler's First Music Class all the way up to Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Older kids (ages 6 to 10) can move on to group classes in keyboard, violin and guitar, or private lessons in a variety of horned, string and wind instruments and vocals. Ages 3 months to 10 years.

  1. 323 W 108th St, (between Broadway and Riverside Dr)
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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

The comprehensive curriculum at this music school founded in 1897 and housed in a five-story Victorian Gothic mansion ranges from House Party classes for toddlers (featuring the music of kid-crooner Dan Zanes) to GarageBand classes, blues bands and chamber ensembles. Ages 1 to 10.

  1. 58 Seventh Ave, (at Lincoln Pl)
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Brooklyn Guitar School

  • Price band: 1/4

Little rockers strum along to classics like "Satisfaction" and "Wild Thing." The school provides instruments, so your kid doesn't have to lug his guitar to and from class on the subway. Students start with an intro class, then move up to more advanced classes as they progress. Ages 8 and up.

  1. 81 Fourth Ave, (between St. Marks Pl and Warren St)
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Church Street School for Music and Art

  • Price band: 2/4

For more than 20 years this not-for-profit institution has provided a range of arts programming. Toddlers and preschoolers can take general classes in music and movement or visual arts, while school-age children dive into more-specific studies in piano, drumming, solfege and eurhythmics and more. The school also offers private and group lessons on any instrument, as well as a band program for tweens and teens, as well as several drop-in and after school clubs and classes. Ages 16 months and up.

  1. 74 Warren St, (between Greenwich St and West Broadway)
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Lucy Moses School

  • Price band: 1/4

Just a stone's throw away from Lincoln Center and Juilliard, this comprehensive performing arts school offers classes in everything from music theory, Dalcroze, and chamber orchestra, in addition to private or group instrument lessons. The center offers lessons in dance, theater and digital media, tooAges 18 months and up.

  1. 129 W 67th St, (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave)
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Park Slope Rock School

  • Price band: 2/4

Tweens and teens practice, perform, write and record (think rhythm, chord progressions and instrument technique), and tackle more-advanced subjects like stage presence, while collaborating in bands. Bands also get a hands-on lesson and recording session at Williamsburg’s Bunker Studios and a final show at Rockwood Music Hall, plus dedicated young rockers can sign up for private lessons or a 6-week summer workshop. Spending a summer abroad? This school’s gone international—they have a Paris branch! Ages 8 and up.

  1. Complete Music Studios, 227 St. Marks Ave, (at Vanderbilt Ave)
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Third Street Music School Settlement

  • Price band: 2/4

The curriculum here ranges from Music and Movement classes to Hippity-hop, where kids can master basic moves. Older kids take courses in music composition and music history and master classes with guest artistsAges 18 months to 18 years.

  1. 235 E 11th St, (between Second and Third Aves)
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TLB Music

  • Price band: 2/4

TLB mixes music classes up with a blend of classical hits, modern favorites and even music from Broadway. Every week, kids meet a new instrument of the orchestra and can play along with their teachers. Every class has music-inspired movement incorporated, whether it's following the rhythm on bouncy balls or dancing to the music. Ages 4 months to 6 years.

  1. 266 E 78th St, (between Second and Third Aves), 10075
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  • Price band: 2/4

This popular eight-week music-based program gets kids swinging, stomping, soloing and jamming—all while developing their ear for jazz. Expect plenty of visits from musical guests! Ages 8 months to 5 years.

  1. Jazz at Lincoln Center, 33 W 60th St, (between Broadway and Columbus Ave)
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