The New School for Music Study (NSMS) is nationally known for providing musical instruction at the keyboard, rigorous training for teachers, and for conducting research into effective teaching. It was founded in 1960 by Frances Clark and Louise Goss, and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization as a division of the Center. The school serves as the teaching laboratory for the Center and a model training institution for university and preparatory departments across the country.
NSMS maintains an annual enrollment of 250 children and adults, at all ages and levels. The programs offered include: classes for kindergartners, an elementary program for young beginners, an intermediate and advanced program, lessons for adults at all levels, and the Program for Excellence in Piano Study (an accelerated program of study). All programs of study include individual lessons and group classes with the school's esteemed faculty.
Opportunities for piano teachers and pedagogy students: