August 2018 Newsletter

Thank you Westchester for voting us “Best Music Lessons for Kids” in Westchester Family Magazine 2 Years In A Row!! Our students and their parents are what make us great!  Read the full article on page 22 of the July 2018 issue of Westchester Family Magazine here:

Our students are having FUN this summer rockin’ the themed weeks!



Labor Day
September 3 – No Lessons

Rosh Hashanah
September 10 – 11 – No Lessons

Yom Kippur
September 18 – 19 – No Lessons

November 22 – 25 – No Lessons


Please welcome the 75 NEW students who enrolled in June & July!

Alisha A.
Yash A.
Alyssa A.
Francine A.
Kayla A.
Noah A.
Julie A.
Sean A.
Joseph B.
Mikhal B.
Chana B.
Jhonelle B.
Galle B.
Michael B.
Jordan B.
Max C.
Audrey C.
Christopher C.
Jerico C.
Sam C.
Lucinda D.
Julia D.
Mares D.
Caroline D.
Lenora D.
Reggie E.
Julia E.
Blimi F.
Sophia F.
James G.
Kevin G.
Craig G.
Jayson G.
Gabriel G.
Robert H.
Reis H.
Nicholas H.
Will H.
Karin H.
Tyreke J.
Samantha K.
Ryan L.
Alexis L.
Eric L.
Alanna L.
Forrest L.
Antoine M.
Brett M.
Ethan M.
Surya M.
Marvens N.
Hannah O.
Michael O.
Ailish O.
Ben P.
Xeinielle P.
Victor P.
Miriam R.
Amanda R.
Elana R.
Paul R.
Bill S.
Christina S.
Isabella S.
Minami S.
Jonathan S.
Ronie S.
Vianna S.
Joshua S.
Amanda T.
Marcia W.
Liam W.


Celebrating Student Achievement – The Musical Ladder System®

The Harrison and New City School of Music are the only music schools in Westchester and Rockland Counties that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder System®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

Pictured Above: Drum Student Arito earned his Prodigy Trophy. He studies with Rossen.

Pictured Above: Piano and Violin Students Naiah and Tatyana earned their Apprentice Wristbands. They study with Jaime and Emily.

Pictured Above: Piano Student Stephen earned his Song Bird Trophy. He studies with Kate.

Pictured Above: Guitar Student Jade earned her Song Bird Trophy. She studies with Jessica.

Be on the lookout in next month’s news and on our Facebook & Instagram pages for more great pics of our award winning students!

To learn more about how the system can help your child to get better grades, improved confidence, and self esteem and more, please email us at or


This summer, every week from June 21st through August 31st, the Harrison School of Music will be hosting THEMED weeks! Come to lessons dressed in the theme of the week! At the end of each week, our teachers will vote on the student with the best outfit relating to the theme and that student will be awarded with some really cool prizes!

June 26 – July 3: Red, White & Blue Week
July 9 – 15: Sports Week
July 16 – 22: 80’s week
July 23 – 29: Hero/ Villain Week
July 30 – Aug 5: Hawaiian Week
Aug 6 – 12: 70’s Tie Die Week
Aug 13-19: Rock Star Week
Aug 20 – 26: Crazy Sock Week
Aug 27 – Sept 2: Crazy Hat Week

We LOVE Referrals!

We’d like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to these families who referred NEW families to the Harrison School of Music and New City School of Music.

The Gaviola Family
The Curry Family
The Nair Family
The Rocha Family
The Joseph Family
The Mathew Family
The McLeod Family
The Haber Family
The Castaldo Family
The Kandamkulathy Family
The Johnston Family
The Bartolome Family
The Buccarelli Family
The Wagner Family
The Orzo Family
The Turaga Family
The Canter Family
The Grillo Family
The Pisano Family


Refer your friends to the Harrison & New City School of Music! When they sign up for lessons, as our way of saying THANK YOU, well give YOU 1 FREE month of 30 minute lessons (A $223 value!)We’ll also enter you into our raffle for a $100 Gift Card to The Cheesecake Factory!  Our next referral raffle will be held on 10/15/18, so tell your friends to sign up now!

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?

Many teachers have sold out between 3:00pm and 8:30pm. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office staff team, and they can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet, there are still limited lessons spots available. To inquire about openings for August & September send an e-mail to or Or you can call the Harrison office at 914-698-1500 or the New City office at 845-499-2137.

A partial list of teachers with waiting lists:

Nick L: Mon & Wed: 2 SPOTS LEFT
Brian B – Thurs – ONE SPOT LEFTDrums: 
Don P.
Rossen N:  Mon & Wed: SOLD OUT
Andrew K: Mon: ONE SPOT LEFT
Michael T: Tues: ONE SPOT LEFTVoice: 
Hayley B: SOLD OUT
Meghan L.: Mon: 1 SPOT LEFT
Jaime B: Sat: SOLD OUT
Tamuz N: Mon: SOLD OUT

Jaime B
Taeko R: Tues: 1 SPOT LEFT
Marian S.: Mon: 1 SPOT LEFT / Wed: SOLD OUT

Saxophone/ Flute/ Clarinet:
Ben B:

Ruby G: Sat: 1 SPOT LEFT

Pet Of The Month

Here are voice and guitar students Sophiana and Grace with Charlie the bunny. He is housebroken and about two years old, a rescue from New Rochelle Humane Society. He is a rascally rabbit, and their dog is a little cautious around him!


Email us a picture of you and your pet and a brief story about your pet, and you could be chosen as our next pet of the month! If you are chosen, you’ll receive a $25 retail credit to use towards books or musical supplies at the school!

Now Offering Sunday Lessons!

We are now the only music school in Harrison that is open 7 days a week!

Take voice, guitar, piano, bass or drums on Sundays 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Call us or email for a list of available times.


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We offer the same great music program in both Westchester and Rockland Counties! Check out this great first hand review from a local mom with her son studying drums with us at the New City School of Music!