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NJ Kids Music Classes for Children, Teens & Adults in NJ

Celebration Children’s Choir
Rehearsals at Cranford United Methodist Church, corner of Lincoln and Walnut, Cranford, 908-241-8200. Tuition-free choir for children ages 9 and up is sponsored by the Celebration Singers adult choir. Auditions in Sept. and Jan.

The Institute of Music for Children
780 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, 908-469-1211. Affordable year-round classes and private lessons in instrumental music, voice, dance, visual arts and drama to children, teens, and adults. 5-week Summer camp for ages 5-16 begin June 26th. Enrollment for summer camp begins in March. Our vision is to create H.A.R.M.O.N.Y–Helping Achieve Responsible Motivated Optimistic Neighborhood Youth by providing in-depth art experiences that aid in the personal and academic development of its students. Payment plans available.

Lakeland Youth Symphony
PO Box 173, Parsippany, 07054, 973-402-6010. String students in grades 1-12 develop orchestral techniques, musicianship, and knowledge of string orchestra literature. Program runs Sept.-July with rehearsals at the Parsippany Arts Center. Modified Suzuki violin program for ages 4-7.

Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University
Rehearsal Hall, Room 101, 85 George St., New Brunswick, 848-932-8618. Email:
        The Mason Gross Extension Division offers world-class arts education to the entire community, right here in Central Jersey. Our innovative programming allows artists of all ages and ability levels to interact and learn from some of New Jersey's most distinguished teaching artists at the state's premier arts conservatory. Courses of study are available for beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, and those with professional training. Private instruction, chamber music, children's choir, early childhood music programs and more are available year-round.

The Masterwork School of the Arts
973-887-1732. Offers the opportunity to begin study under professional guidance or to refine skills already developed, under artist teachers—in voice, piano, violin, ­harpsichord, organ, woodwinds, brass, harmonica, theory. David Randolph, Music Director. Beginners welcome.

Montclair State University Preparatory Center for the Arts
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, 201-655-4443. Private lessons on all instruments with class and ensemble opportunities and a full range of dance courses are offered for ages 2 1⁄2 and up.

New Jersey Academy of Music
37 Stonehouse Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, 908-561-2700. World-class private instruction, group classes, drop-in play, artist store, and performance space. Lessons in violin, piano, viola, guitar, cello, and composition for beginner through advanced. Highly experienced faculty with extensive professional performance and teaching experience. Register online.

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra
908-603-7691, email Recognized nationally for its "intergenerational excellence," NJIO brings together all ages and abilities in its three ensembles. No auditions. Students and seniors play together alongside professional mentors, learning and sharing the experience of musical performances.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Arts Training Programs
973-642-8989. Audition applications for Jazz for Teens, summer arts programs, arts ­training for ages 8-18. Music and performing arts scholarships for the following year are accepted beginning in November. Auditions are held in spring.

New Jersey Youth Chorus
908-342-1830. Auditioned choral program for children grades 2-12 is composed of advanced, intermediate, and preparatory groups. Auditions are held in May/June with weekly rehearsals Sept.-June.

New Jersey Youth Symphony
570 Central Ave., Murray Hill, 908-771-5544. Three orchestral groups, two orchestral training ensembles, flute choir for grades 3-12 and choir for grades 6-12 rehearse and perform from Sept-May. Auditions held annually each June for the following year. Summer camp.

Scherzo Music Studio
415 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, 973-551-7000; 458 Springfield Ave., 2nd Floor, Summit, 908-522-0300. Email: Group and private music lessons for all ages, levels and abilities. Preparatory groups for ages 4-5. Kindermusik classes for little ones ages 0-4. Summer camps, choir, ensembles, chamber music, bucket drumming, and participation in festivals, auditions and competitions. Popular Adult Division offering performance opportunities and flexible lesson packages. Music classes in English, Spanish and Russian. Voted Best Music School in Summit and Morris Plains in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Enroll today!

Springfield Community Children’s Chorus
Parish House, First Presbyterian Church, 37 Church Mall, Springfield, 973-379-0012. High quality vocal experience open to area children in grades 3-6 through audition. Rehearsals held Wed. 4:30-6pm during the school year.

Wompy's World of Musical Play
Classes in Basking Ridge, Warren, Garwood, Morristown, and Summit, 908- 279-3030.
    Educate. Entertain. Love. Wompy's is an interactive musical playtime that teaches through art, puppets and instru- ments. Our weekly classes are for children 6 months- 4 years old with caregiver. Each week is a new lesson, encouraging learning and fun in a caring, loving atmosphere. Try it free!

Youth Orchestra of Essex County
PO Box 1409, Maplewood, 07040. 973-378-7879. Auditions in Sept. for four ensembles including Overture Strings, a string training ensemble; chamber music ensemble; Junior Symphony; and the Essex County Symphony Orchestra.