The New Settlement Community Center in partnership with Music For The People NYC seeks to provide instruction and performance opportunities in Musical Theater, Violin, Piano, and Guitar. Professional teaching artists are trained in Suzuki, traditional, Classical, Jazz, and world music styles.

Serves children ages 5 – above

School year Cycle: 1x Week for 10 Weeks

Members: $300

Non-Members: $420

Summer Cycle: 1x Week for 8 Weeks

Members: $240

Non-Members: $336

*Private Lessons are also available for purchase.  Please call (718) 758-5901 for more information*


Upcoming Registration Information



Class Start & End Dates

Member Registration Dates

Non-Member Registration Dates

April 5th – May 30th Open Registration! Open Registration!
July 5th – August 29th June 29th – July 3rd July 1st – July 3rd
September 13th – November 21th September 7th – September 12th September 9th – September 12th




Class Start & End Dates

Member Registration Dates

Non-Member Registration

January 10th – April 3rd January 4th – January 9th January 6th – January 9th
April 4th – June 12th March  22nd – March  30th March 24th – March 30th
July 5th – August 28st June 28th – July 3rd June 28th – July 3rd
September  12th – November 20th September 6th – September 11th September 8th – September 11th


Musical Theater I & II (5-12 yrs old )

For our youngest singers, this introduction to musical theater repertoire combines fun music theater games, songs, music skills, and choreography. With a live pianist and expert musical theater coach, students learn performance and rehearsal techniques through a wide range of musical theater hits like The Wiz and Annie. Each semester ends with a final performance for the entire family.

Musical Theater | Ages 5-12

Date & Time: TBA

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Guitar I & II (5-8, 9-12, & 13+)

Guitar I

Learn about the parts, strings and fret-board positions of the acoustic guitar. Play fun and easy songs that help to develop coordination, and note reading and gain a basic understanding of chords.

Guitar II

This intermediate group class involves building technical skills needed to play scales and chords. Students will learn fingerings and songs from the Classical, Jazz, and World Music repertoire.

Guitar | Ages 5-8

Date & Time: TBA

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Guitar | Ages 9-12

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Guitar | Ages 13+

Date & Time: TBA

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Piano I & II (5-8, 9-12, & 13+)

Piano I

Have fun playing easy songs on the piano. Learn to read music notes. Students will practice finger exercises that strengthen left and right-hand coordination. Through interactive games and imitation exercises, students will learn the basic first steps to creating a solid foundation on the piano.

Piano II

In this group class, students apply their basic knowledge of note reading and finger patterns to reading scales, technical exercises, playing and performing music from the Classical, Jazz and World Music repertoire.

Piano | Ages 5-8

Saturdays: 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

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Piano | Ages 9-12

Saturdays: 10:45 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.

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Piano | Ages 13+

Saturdays: 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

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Violin I & II (5-8, 9-12, & 13+)

Violin I

Learn the parts of the violin. How to take care of your instrument. How to stand and hold the bow. Students will learn the function of the left and right hand, how to pluck the strings, and to play with the bow on open strings. Basic principles of music notation will be taught through folk songs, easy music that builds skills and confidence.

Violin II

Students in this group class will be guided through technical exercises that create finger strength and agility. The major focus of this class will be to achieve a basic knowledge of musical scales, using the bow, left-right-hand coordination. Students will be invited to play and perform Classical, Pop, and World Music styles that they learned in class.

Violin | Ages 5-8

Date & Time: 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

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Violin | Ages 9-12

Date & Time: 10:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.

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Violin | Ages 13+

Date & Time: TBA

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