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Community Division (Group Instruction)

If you are interested in our COMMUNITY DIVISION (Pre-Studio Classes for ages 3-6, Singing Stars for ages K-8, Rhythmic Foundations for ages 5-10, Intro to Jazz/Improv for ages 8+, Music Therapy for ages K-12, or AIM Group Violin Instruction for ages 7+), please scroll down for class information and online registration.

Academy Division (Private Instruction)

The 2018-2019 Academy Year is divided into two terms: Fall Semester and Spring Semester. We will also offer a Summer Term, 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. Register below for an upcoming information session with one of our directors.

  2. Tues December 11, 2018, 7:15 pm-8:00pm
    Tues January 8, 2019, 7:15 pm-8:00pm
    Tues January 15, 2019, 7:15 pm-8:00pm

  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.


2018-2019 Community Division - Registration


To enroll in group classes for the 2018-2019 Academy Year:
  • Winter Session enrollment is open!
  • Classes will begin the week of 12/3 and run 12 weeks through the first week of March.

    NOTE: For private lessons, please scroll up and follow the steps provided to attend an information session.