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

Celebration Children’s Choir
Cranford United Methodist Church, corner of Lincoln and Walnut, Cranford,
    Tuition-free choir for children ages 9 and up is sponsored by the Celebration Singers adult choir. Auditions in Sept. and Jan.

Children's Chorus of Springfield
413-732-8428 x104
    Youth musical and performance training program meets weekly during the school year. Free tuition.

The Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
93A S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500

Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts
1790 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-464-5928

The Institute of Music for Children
780 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, 908-469-1211
    Affordable year-round classes and private lessons in instrumental music, voice, dance, visual arts and drama for children, teens and adults.

Lakeland Youth Symphony
P.O. Box 173, Parsippany, 07054, 973-402-6010
    Program for string students in grades 1-12 runs Sept.-July with rehearsals at Mountain Lake High School. Modified Suzuki violin program for ages 5-8.

Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
Rehearsal Hall, Room 101, 85 George St., New Brunswick
848-932-8618 • Email:
    The Mason Gross Extension Division offers world-class arts education to the entire community, right here in Central Jersey. Our innovative programming allows artists of all ages and ability levels to interact and learn from some of New Jersey's most distinguished teaching artists at the state's premier arts conservatory. Courses of study are available for beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training.
    Private instruction, chamber music, children's choir, jazz ensemble, percussion ensembles, early childhood music programs, and more are available year round.

Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, 201-655-4443
    Private lessons, ensembles and classes for ages 4-adult.

Musical Theatre Conservatory
Livingston/West Orange locations, 973-868-6259
    MTC offers summer camps, classes and performing opportunities for students who are taught by theatre professionals in a positive and nurturing environment. At MTC, it's all about the kids! Exciting classes in voice, acting, theatre dance, song interpretation, comedy, TV and commercial acting, makeup – stage combat and audition technique.

Music in the Somerset Hills
P.O. Box 729, Bernardsville, 973-339-7719
    Programs include Somerset Hills Chorus open to ages 14+, summer music camps for grades 2-12, Musikgarten family music program and group piano for ages 5-9.

New Jersey Academy of Music
37 Stonehouse Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-561-2700

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
908-603-7691, email
    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
1 Center St., Newark, 888-GO-NJPAC, 973-642-8989
    Jazz for Teens, Jazz Orchestra, summer arts programs, Saturday programs for ages 10-18. Scholarships available.

New Jersey Youth Chorus
P.O. Box 697, Chatham, NJ 07928, 973-998-5670
    Auditioned choral program for children grades 3-12 is composed of advanced, intermediate, and preparatory groups.

New Jersey Youth Symphony
570 Central Ave., Murray Hill, 908-771-5544
    Orchestral groups, orchestral training ensembles, flute choir and choir rehearse and perform from Sept-May. Auditions held annually each June for the following year. Summer camp.

Scherzo Music Studio
415 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, 973-551-7000
458 Springfield Ave., 2nd Floor, Summit, 908-522-0300
    Group and private music lessons for all ages, levels and abilities. Preparatory groups for ages 4-5. Early childhood classes for little ones ages 0-4. Summer camps, choir, ensembles, chamber music, bucket drumming, and participation in festivals, auditions and competitions. Popular Adult Division offering performance opportunities and flexible lesson packages. Music classes in English, Spanish and Russian. Voted Best Music School in Summit and Morris Plains in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Enroll today!

Wompy's World of Musical Play
Warren, Garwood, Morristown and New Providence
908- 279-3030
    Interactive musical playtime for 6 months-4 years old with caregiver.

Youth Orchestra of Essex County
P.O. Box 1409, Maplewood, 07040. 973-506-9632
    Ages 7-18 audition for beginning to advanced orchestra experiences and woodwind, brass, and piano chamber music ensembles.