Welcome to Kaufman Music Center!
Discover music you love. Explore the performing arts.
Connect with others in a welcoming and supportive community.
Music is essential to the human experience and a vital component of education for everyone.
Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large.
Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is home to:
Enlightening, adventurous performances for curious audiences, from classical to Broadway to trailblazing artists illuminating what it means to be making music right now.
Lucy Moses School
At Manhattan’s largest community arts school, children and adults of all ages can choose from a huge number of music, dance and theater classes as well as individual instrument lessons with some of NYC’s best teachers. All levels, from beginners to experienced musicians, are welcome!
Special Music School
New York City’s only K-12 public school that provides intensive music education during the school day – including fully-funded instrument lessons, music classes and ensembles along with academics – makes all the benefits of a top-notch music education accessible to students of all backgrounds without any financial barriers.