Neighborhood Music School (NMS) invites residents from towns located in the Naugatuck Valley to apply for financial aid for its lessons, classes and ensembles. Funds are available to those who qualify through a generous grant from the Katharine Matthies Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Eligible towns are: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
Neighborhood Music School, a non-profit organization located in the Audubon Arts district of New Haven, was established in 1911. It is one of the 10 largest community arts schools in the country. NMS offers private music lessons on more than 30 instruments for both children and adults; group music classes; classical, rock and jazz ensembles; and a Suzuki program. The school’s dance program offers classes for adults and children in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop and yoga. Summer offerings include weeklong workshops in rock, jazz and chamber music.
Interested students can learn about NMS’s program offerings by visiting the website at NeighborhoodMusicSchool.org. Financial aid applicants can fill out an application form online and will be contacted by the school’s financial aid coordinator.
NMS programs are made possible with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development - Office of the Arts and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, along with many other generous foundations and individuals.
About the Katharine Matthies Foundation
The Katharine Matthies Foundation was established in 1987 to support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Matthies Foundation specifically serves the people of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.