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Community Division (Group Instruction)

If you are interested in our COMMUNITY DIVISION (Instrument Explorers for ages 3-6, Singing Stars for ages K-8, Intro to Jazz/Improv for ages 8+, or AIM Instrument Classes for ages 7+), please scroll down for class information and online registration.

Academy Division (Private Instruction)

The NJAOM Academy Year is divided into two terms: Fall Semester and Spring Semester. We also offer a Summer Session, which spans July and August.
Our Fall Semester and Spring Semester terms each have 18 weeks of lessons, plus one Make-up Week/Add-on Week.

If you are interested in our ACADEMY DIVISION, the following steps are required prior to taking private lessons at NJAOM:

  1. We are currently not holding in-person information sessions due to the impact of COVID-19. Please contact us directly to arrange a time to speak over the phone to learn more about our music program.


  2. Enrollment for our Summer Session (July 6 - Sept 5) is now open! Contact us to learn about our private lesson program and details for starting lessons this summer. Lesson packages start with 6 lessons up to 9 lessons this summer with flexibility on which weeks you choose to have your lessons.

  3. Review program information you will receive via email.

  4. Attend the information session. We kindly request that only parents attend the session.

  5. If your child is new to the instrument of study, you will then be given a choice of days/times for you and your child to observe a lesson. You will also have an opportunity to observe a Performance Class with children of similar ability playing together. OR
    If your child has been playing the instrument of study for at least one year, you will be given a choice of days/times to bring your child for an audition/evaluation by one of our faculty in your child’s instrument of study. You may also have an opportunity to observe a Performance Class with children of similar ability playing together.

  6. After observation or audition/evaluation, you will be invited to enroll in our program and can schedule lessons with your assigned teacher.


2020 Community Division - Summer Registration


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