Music Classes in Bergen County, NJ

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As Bergen County is home to world-renowned music classes and programs, with top instructors, there’s little chance of not finding something that hits the right note.
Thurnauer School of Music at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades (411 E Clinton Ave, Tenafly, 201-569-7900)
With a roster of accomplished instructors for every instrument and programming that spans all ages (they even offer mommy and me classes for little ones), levels and style, the Thurnauer School of Music is a top destination for musicians looking to learn and grow. The school offers a huge selection of group classesperformance ensembles, or take advantage of their top-notch private lessons and camp programs. Advanced students are given opportunities to perform on stages like Lincoln Center and Disneyworld and can even get exposure to world-renowned artists like Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell. Don't miss any of these important dates
Early Stars at Bergen PAC (1 Depot Square, Englewood (201) 482-8194) 
This early childhood music program provides developmentally appropriate music for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 3 months through 6 years old. The music program uses a mix of traditional and contemporary songs to bring out the innate musical nature of young children. The age-appropriate musical activities keep the kids entertained while further developing their fine and gross motor skills. Sample this music class and other programs offered at Bergen PAC at their Open House on September 6th and 7th.
School of Rock Cresskill (50 Piermont Rd., 201-568-7625) and School of Rock Waldwick (152 Franklin Tpke, Suite B, 201-444-4425)
Does you kid dream of being a rock star? At School of Rock, experienced instructors help improve musicians’ skills on guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, as well as vocals in a “real” band setting and take students from the lesson room to the stage. Classes are tailored to age and skill level all of which will build confidence, musicianship and encourage teamwork in a fun, creative setting. From their Little Wing Program which introduces preschoolers to rock n’ roll in an educational and exciting way to Rock 101 which teaches kids the fundamentals of scales, cords and notes to Performance where kids perform on stage at amazing venues – students will learn incredible skills and gain experiences that will last a lifetime.
The Piano Workshop at Bergen County (551-800-5965) The Piano Workshop at Bergen County is part of the newly expanded and well regarded Piano Workshop at Chester. Offering private one-on-one lessons in piano (now to even the tiniest of tots!), guitar and voice in the home by instructors who are all armed with degrees in music, performance or pedagogy, their teachers are patient and the Workshop offers a free trial lesson to ensure they find the perfect match for your budding musician.
Music for Aardvarks, (136 Hopper Ave., Waldwick; 175 Rock Rd., Glen Rock; 346 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood; 201-615-1292)
This not-so-average rocking and rolling music and movement program is perfect for kids ages 5 months to 5 years old. Classes incorporate a ton of fun child-friendly instruments and props making each class highly interactive, stimulating and exciting in a no-pressure setting. Tots rock out to Founder David Weinstone’s fun tunes and parent involvement is strongly encouraged – making it a fun experience for you and your child.
Areté Music Academy (120 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood Cliffs, 201-205-1121) 
Founded and organized by Julliard alumi, students of all ages and skill level will receive the highest caliber of music education in a world class facility. Offering comprehensive programs in a warm setting, this music school helps kids “live up to their potential” or Areté as they say. In addition to private lessons, the school offers early childhood programs, instrumental group classes, chamber and vocal ensemble and more making it a place where your kids can grow, musically.
Jersey Valley Music Together, (First Congregational Church of Christ, 276 Haworth Avenue, Haworth) 
Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, kids, 5 and under, will have a blast taking classes at JVMT, where families and teachers share music through songs, instruments and play. Have fun with your child as they sing and move to music that you may remember from way back when! Kids will love the chants and movement activities in a relaxed and playful family setting. Plus families will receive new CDs and an illustrated songbook that’s filled with music-making ideas for you and your child to enjoy at home or on-the-go.
New York Music School (72 County Rd, Tenafly, 201-569-2677) 
Serious music students who are ready to take their skills to the next level will achieve their personal goals effectively and successfully with this preparatory school. With distinguished faculty hailing from Julliard, Yale and Manhattan School of Music, their programs provide a creative and positive environment where students can learn and grow. Their Pre-college and Conservatory Prep Program will prepare students for auditions by attending master classes with professors from New York City conservatories, in addition to weekly private lessons. Their Creative Development Program is perfect for students looking to further develop creativity through music with one-on-one private lessons in a studio setting.
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