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Hajnal Pivnick, Suzuki Violin, giving remote lessons to her students online.

Find online resources for musicians, students and teachers here.

Current students can pre-register for the Fall Term, starting September 10th, here

New students can email to get started with private video lessons for any instrument you have at home. 

The Spring 2020 Honors Recital went digital! Watch the concert videos here:

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Dear Students, Parents, Faculty & Music School Partners,

As we begin our sixth week of remote lessons and classes, I want to send a sincere thank you to all of you for demonstrating your continued passion for the arts through this unprecedented time.  We’ve been so impressed with how all of you—students, parents, and teachers—have stepped up and made the most of this situation.  From students quarantined without instruments practicing their music theory, to ballerinas getting geared up in leotards to dance in their living rooms, the commitment and problem-solving we’ve witnessed over the past few weeks has been truly incredible.  The feedback, too, has been overwhelmingly positive.  One parent said:  “We are usually at the Music School so much and are aware of how much we appreciate you normally; we realize it more now.” We appreciate you all, too!
In addition to remote classes and lessons, we’ve also been collecting supplementary resources on our website for students, teachers, and artists alike.  While you can find all of those resources here,  here are links to a few recent highlights:
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns as we continue to navigate through this unique situation.  We’re so grateful for your continued support and participation, and send our best wishes for your health and safety from the entire Greenwich House community.


Rachel Black


Greenwich House Music School

Since 1905, Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) has provided high-quality, affordable arts education for New Yorkers of all ages. The goal of Greenwich House Music School is to teach students the beauty and transformative power of music, art, dance and theater. The distinguished faculty works to ensure students have the opportunity to experience these programs through private lessons, classes, workshops and monthly recitals. Each year GHMS provides $50,000 in scholarships for students on the basis of need and merit, as well as for public school outreach programs. In addition to educating its students, GHMS serves the community with a wide spectrum of concerts in its Renee Weiler Concert Hall, hosts education workshops and meetings for local civic and cultural organizations, and provides affordable rehearsal and performance space for local musicians.

The School has played an important part in the careers and lives of tens of thousands of students. Being at the center of New York’s downtown arts scene allows for an array of renowned artists to perform at the school. Past guests have included John Cage, Henry Cowell, Edgar Varèse, and more recently Hilary Hahn, David Amram, Morton Subotnick and Meredith Monk. Uncharted, a community concert series produced every spring by GHMS gives artists a safe space to take risks or work out new collaborations. Uncharted alumni include Aaron Diehl, Brianna Thomas, Marc Ribot, Sofia Rei, Michael Daves and Dan Tepfer.

You can find the catalogue for the 2019/20 school year here for an overview of the programming at GHMS.

GHMS is a member of the New York City Coalition of Community Schools of the Arts and The National Guild of Community Arts Education.