Cello, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Viola, Clarinet, and Saxophone

A key component of instrumental instruction, including the Suzuki approach. Concurrent private lessons either at the Thurnauer School or elsewhere are required.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine level.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly rehearsals and participate in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Note: Tuition includes a $75 fee to offset the costs of chorus uniforms, sheet music & trips.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

14 times on Mondays
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Feb 25 - Jun 17
Except: Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
Prelude Choir: 6-9 yrs

14 times on Mondays
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Feb 25 - Jun 17
Except: Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
Concert Choir: 10+ yrs

14 times on Tuesdays
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Feb 26 - Jun 11
Except: Apr 23, May 14
Young Men's Chorus (for boys with changing/changed voices) 11+ yrs

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Divas and Divos in the Making

Ages 10+ │ Grades 5-12
Sing and perform opera, musical theater excerpts and classical songs. Develop confidence and an understanding of the voice and enjoy singing with friends. Divas and Divos may be taken as an individual class without being part of a Young Artists Program.

15 times on Thursdays
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Feb 7 - Jun 13
Except: Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 16
$380.00 Member
$420.00 Public
50VDDM00W9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Young Artists Programs

Available for brass, percussion, piano, strings, winds, and voice. All private lesson programs include student performance opportunities for soloists and ensembles, student admission to all concerts and master classes held at Thurnauer, and accompanist fee. (Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight "teacher training" workshops for parents.)


Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week. Beginning students in violin, cello and piano are required to take two 30 min lessons per week.)

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS

Are you interested in learning how to play an instrument? Do you know which one you want to study or do you want to try one out to decide if you like it? Did you ever want to explore different music styles including classical, jazz and rock? Sign up today and begin your musical journey at Thurnauer!

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 1
Learning how to play an instrument the right way is only the beginning. What better way to expand your musical journey than to practice your skills with other students, learn how music is structured OR join a performance ensemble to refine technique and perform on stage? This is an amazing opportunity to become a well-rounded musician.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, or 90-min. private lesson per week
And add either an instrumental group class, a Musical Explorers class, a musicianship class, OR a performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 2
A more comprehensive opportunity to study an instrument, learn about music AND join fellow musicians to perform together.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musical Explorers or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class OR performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 3
The most comprehensive program available at Thurnauer for an aspiring musician. Study an instrument of your choice, take a class to learn about music and rhythm AND join both an instrumental group class and a performance ensemble to build skills, refine technique and experience different aspects of playing music.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musical Explorers or musicianship class
+ Instrumental group class
+ Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Theory and Ear Training

Beginner to advanced students develop important musical skills, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and literature.

Call to schedule a placement evaluation to determine appropriate level.


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Add a Secondary Instrument

For students already enrolled in a program at the Thurnauer School, additional private secondary instrument or voice lessons may be taken.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Pre-College Honors Program

For advanced students of cello, piano and violin, by audition.
• Three one-hour individual coachings with guest artists faculty, which includes competition and audition preparation.
• Opportunities for solo recitals.
Consult with Music School director for dates and times of individual coachings.


Current TSM students $1050

JCC members/public $1150


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

String Camerata

The youth String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, is a first orchestral experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to follow a conductor and develop ensemble skills such as listening and playing together. This is a great preparatory orchestral opportunity where young musicians experience the joys and challenges of performing as a group in a small ensemble setting. Auditions for the 2018-19 school year will be held on Sunday, June 3.  Click here for audition details, including audition requirements.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

String Camerata

The youth String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, is a first orchestral experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to follow a conductor and develop ensemble skills such as listening and playing together. This is a great preparatory orchestral opportunity where young musicians experience the joys and challenges of performing as a group in a small ensemble setting. Auditions for the 2018-19 school year will be held on Sunday, June 3.  Click here for audition details, including audition requirements.

30 times on Mondays
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oct 8 - Jun 17
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
$565.00 Member
$615.00 Public
50CSCA00F8
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Chamber Music

Working in small groups for one hour per week, students cultivate sophisticated listening skills, individual expressiveness, and ensemble cohesion. 

Please call the music school office at 201.408.1465 to set up an audition.

30 times on Sundays
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 30 - Jun 23
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 10, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 12, May 26, Jun 9
$995.00 Member
$1,095.00 Public
50CCMU01F8

30 times on Sundays
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 30 - Jun 23
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 10, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 12, May 26, Jun 9
$995.00 Member
$1,095.00 Public
50CCMU02F8

30 times on Mondays
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Oct 8 - Jun 17
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
$995.00 Member
$1,095.00 Public
50CCMU03F8

30 times on Wednesdays
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Oct 3 - Jun 12
Except: Nov 21, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 24, May 15
$995.00 Member
$1,095.00 Public
50CCMU04F8

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Choir

For advanced flutists who perform standard Flute Choir repertoire. Both solo and group concert opportunities are offered.
30 times on Tuesdays
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Oct 9 - Jun 11
Except: Nov 20, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 23, May 14
Junior Flute Choir
$720.00 Member
$800.00 Public
50CFCH01F8

30 times on Tuesdays
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 9 - Jun 11
Except: Nov 20, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 23, May 14
Flute Choir
$720.00 Member
$800.00 Public
50CFCH02F8

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Combo

Ages 12+
Play a variety of jazz standards from various styles including Blues, Swing, Bebop, Afro-Cuban, Modern and Fusion in a small group of 4-8 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills while memorizing songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. They also learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically.

Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required.

Teen Town Jazz Combo may be taken on its own without being part of a jazz program.


30 times on Sundays
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 23
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 10, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 26, Jun 9
$995.00 Member
$1,095.00 Public
50JTTC00F8
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Big Band

Ages 12+
Play in a standard big band with arrangements from various styles of jazz including blues, swing, bebop, afro-cuban, modern and fusion in a 15-20 piece large ensemble comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop reading and improvisation skills, with opportunities for section playing, blending, interpretation and soloing. Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Auditions for 2018-19 to be held on Sun, June 3 and Sun, Sep 16. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Sundays
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 23
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 10, Mar 24, Apr 21, May 26, Jun 9
$875.00 Member
$975.00 Public
50JTTB00F8
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Jazz Musicianship (Theory & History)

Learn about jazz theory basics: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory, and form. The class includes analysis of basic jazz tunes, such as the blues and “rhythm changes”, discussion of jazz phrasing, listening, and interpretation. Examine jazz from its origins to the present by listening and watching various jazz artists perform on recordings and videos. Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres, and styles. Historical examination will provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas.

30 times on Mondays
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 8 - Jun 17
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly rehearsals and participate in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Note: Tuition includes a $75 fee to offset the costs of chorus uniforms, sheet music & trips.


Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2018-19 to be held Sun, June 3. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Mondays
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Oct 8 - Jun 17
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
Prelude Choir: 6-9 yrs
$640.00 Member
$690.00 Public
50YPCT01F8

30 times on Mondays
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Oct 8 - Jun 17
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Jan 21, Feb 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 10
Concert Choir: 10+ yrs
$795.00 Member
$875.00 Public
50YPCT02F8

30 times on Tuesdays
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 9 - Jun 11
Except: Nov 20, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 23, May 14
Young Men's Chorus (for boys with changing/changed voices) 11+ yrs
$640.00 Member
$690.00 Public
50YPCT03F8

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Divas and Divos in the Making

Ages 10+ │ Grades 5-12
Sing and perform opera, musical theater excerpts and classical songs. Develop confidence and an understanding of the voice and enjoy singing with friends. Divas and Divos may be taken as an individual class without being part of a Young Artists Program.

30 times on Thursdays
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 4 - Jun 6
Except: Nov 22, Dec 27, Jan 3, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25
$720.00 Member
$800.00 Public
50VDDM00F8
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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