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FALL Programs 2017! Call us now for more information and to register!



Private lessons are available on the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Violin/Viola
  • Guitar
  • Cello
  • Accordion
  • Woodwinds/Brass (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sopilka/recorder, saxophone)
  • Voice

and in the following subjects:

  • Solfege
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Jazz/Improvisation
  • College/Audition Prep

The first step to sign up for private lessons is to schedule an appointment for an interview. It is free, of course, and gives us a great chance to meet, discuss your goals, our approach to lessons, scheduling, tuition, etc. Please contact us via email, phones or by submitting a contact form on our website to schedule your FREE appointment today!

Junior Preparatory Class:

Scherzo Junior Prep is a small group class for students 4-5 years old who are interested in music lessons but are not yet ready for private instruction. It covers introduction to general concepts such as high/low, loud/soft, basic rhythm patterns, music notation, ear training, instrument exploration, introduction to genres, composers, etc. This is a very popular class, and we already have many graduates currently enrolled in private lessons. Students graduating from the Jr Prep have a great advantage when starting private lessons because they are already familiar with the many concepts usually covered in beginner instrument lessons & have the confidence to now focus on their form & more difficult nuances. Plus, they will already have the habit & learn the expectation of home practice.

It is an 8-week course taught by our highly trained, professional, enthusiastic music teachers (those same teachers that teach private lessons!). The class is 60 minutes each week & the curriculum for each class is clearly spelled out with in-class activities & homework assignments. Our textbook for this course is actually a beginner theory book used in private lessons! Students graduating from Jr Prep 1 will have the option to transition to private lessons (if they are ready) or go on to complete subsequent sessions of Jr Prep 2, etc.

Day/Time: Various times during week & on weekends
Lesson Length: 60 min
Class Schedule: 10 sessions
Tuition: $249

Russian Jr Prep (Подготовишка) - for native Russian speakers only:

"Подготовишка" для детей 4.5-5.5 лет. Опытные педагоги с высшим педагогическим и музыкальным образованием. Лучшие методики России, Европы и Америки. Подготовительный курс для дошкольников разработан профессорами Московской Консерватории с использованием материалов Осколовой, Солодухо, Шатковского и Гинекович. Элементы сольфеджио, теории, пения, развитие слуха, моторики, координации движений. Домашняя работа. Подготовка к занятиям на инструментах. Прививаем любовь к музыке и дисциплину.

Day/Time: Wednesday 4:45 (Morris Plains), Friday 6:30 (Summit)
Lesson Length: 60 min
Tuition: $399 (16-week fall session), $599 (24-week spring session)

Thank you,

The Scherzo Team

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FALL Semester 2017

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99% of Kindermusik parents

99% of Kindermusik parents would recommend the programm to other parents
(Source: 2005 November Online Study by Harris Interactive)