Now is the perfect time to re-connect with music, or explore a new interest!
Have you always wanted to learn an instrument? Did you play music back in high school or college and then get so busy that you lost touch with something you loved? Are you recently retired and eager to make music a bigger part of your life? Lucy Moses School makes it easy and fun for adult musicians at all levels – from absolute beginners to players at all levels looking to develop their skills.
Lucy Moses School is well known for its excellent teachers and a nurturing, supportive environment; our adult students frequently describe the school as “like a second home.” Our Adult Division Manager, Alicia Andrews, carefully matches each private lesson student with a faculty member suited to their skill level, schedule, learning style and musical interests. Most of our classes are senior-friendly.
Our registrars are here to help you get started! Give us a call, or stop by to observe a class or lesson.
Take private lessons
Is learning to play an instrument on your bucket list? We’ll carefully match you with an experienced, supportive faculty member perfectly suited to your skill level, musical interests, goals and schedule. We know you’re busy! It’s easy to schedule lessons at the most convenient time for you. Or make new friends in a supportive group class. Find out more.
Join a Chamber or Jazz Ensemble
Playing together is just more fun! Share your love of music with like-minded musicians at weekly chamber music sessions guided by experienced coaches, or come swing with a jazz ensemble coached by some of NYC's top jazz musicians. Make new friends as you improve your skills and learn new repertoire.
Express yourself through song
Singing is a joyful and deeply satisfying experience. Liz Fleischer's acclaimed Sight-Singing class makes learning to read music easy and fun for singers at all levels. At Lucy Moses School you can belt out you favorite show tunes in a Broadway Singing class, delve into the history of classical songs in an Art Song Workshop, indulge your inner diva in an Opera Workshop, perform Jewish vocal music with Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale or learn vocal techniques in a fun group setting with Voice for Adults.
Dalcroze - Revolutionize Your Relationship with Music
Whether you're a seasoned performer, an educator, or a music student of any age, Dalcroze can help you feel and understand music in a whole new way. Known as "music training through movement," Dalcroze uses the body to develop a strong musical foundation and natural feel for music. Certification is available at the Certificate and License levels.
The Jazz Program at Lucy Moses School
Directed by celebrated jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur, LMS's unique Jazz Program is designed for adult singers and instrumentalists of all levels, from beginners to advanced students. We offer ensemble classes as well as private instruction. Our faculty members are some of the top jazz musicians in New York City, here to provide you with a fun and satisfying learning experience that can’t be found anywhere else in New York.
Read between the lines of your favorite music! Essential for singers and instrumentalists, the study of theory and composition accelerates music learning and enhances creativity.
Dance & Movement for Adults
Our mature adult students range from recently-retired to 90+! Now is the perfect time to re-connect with an old passion or explore a new interest in a supportive, social environment. We can match seniors with the perfect faculty member for private lessons or place instrumentalists in chamber groups that fit their interests and skill level.