NBS Online Programs Sign-Up
The Nelly Berman School of Music will be offering a number of online classes, programs, and activities to keep students engaged and motivated:
- Saturdays @4PM: online group music theory classes, $36/class, 10-week curriculum
- Wednesdays @5:30PM: online group music history classes, $36/class, 10-week curriculum
- Saturdays @3PM: online performance classes on Facebook, free and open to all students (
- Starting Monday, March 23: weekly "Practice-a-thon" practice challenges, free and open to all students
- Studies competitions for pianists and string musicians - dates TBA
- audio files of accompaniment parts by Gnessin-trained school accompanist Yanzhima; pricing and more information about all online offerings can be found at:
Online Group Music Theory Class
Offered on Saturdays at 4PM starting on March 28th.
Students will cover theory topics including: key signatures, major & minor scale structures, intervals, simple, compound and asymmetrical meters, basic modulation, and easy rhythmic and melodic dictation. Classes are $36/student and the curriculum is 10 weeks long. We must have at least 4 people sign up for the class to take place. If you are interested, select yes.
Online Group Music History Class
Offered on Wednesdays at 5:30PM starting on April 1st.
Group music history sampler - French Impressionism
Students will learn about some of the historical periods of music, including Medieval & Renaissance, Baroque, Early Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and 20th & 21st Centuries. Classes are $36/student and the curriculum is 10 weeks long. We must have at least 4 people sign up for the class to take place. If you are interested, select yes.
Starting on Saturday, February 21st, we’ll be holding our first online performance class! Join our private Facebook group, upload your child’s video to the group (only viewable to group members) and leave (kind and constructive) comments on others’ videos. Tune into our live “watch parties” at 3:00PM on Saturdays, where all viewers can listen and leave comments in real time!
Here is the link:
"Practice-a-Thon" Weekly Practice Challenge
Free and open to all NBS students; starting the week of Monday, March 23rd
We'll be holding weekly “Practice-a-Thon” Practice Challenges starting next Monday, March 23rd. All interested students can submit their weekly “Practice-a-thon” practice charts; the top three will be listed every Monday on the website and on Facebook. All “Practice-a-Thon” participants are encouraged to participate in the weekly performance classes online! Weekly practice charts can be downloaded at
Accompaniment Recordings by NBS Accompanist
Recordings can be used for at-home practice.
While lessons move online, the Nelly Berman School of Music will be offering recording audio files of accompaniment parts by our accompanist, Yanzhima. These accompaniment recordings can be used by students to aid their practice at home. Though the experience differs from the work that an accompanist does with a student in in-person accompaniment rehearsals, there are a lot of benefits: students learn rhythms quicker, they figure out where they were out of tune or had a wrong note sooner, and they are able to learn their pieces at a much faster pace. Pricing can be found at
. We can offer discount if multiple pieces are requested at the same time. If interested, list names of pieces you'd like to request.
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