Dear Students & Parents,

We are very excited to announce that the Harrison School of Music and the New City School of Music are going on tour this summer to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to perform among the greatest musicians in Rock & Roll History on Saturday August 15th, 2020.

We look forward to hearing some Rockin' performances by our students in the birthplace of Rock And Roll - Cleveland, Ohio.

As always, we'll be taking care of all of the details so that you can have peace of mind knowing that the day of the performance will go smoothy and that you  and your child's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be positive and memorable.Imagine the transformation that your student will go through by preparing for and participating in this event. Big events like this are known to bring out the best in performers - abilities that have always been there, but just hadn't been uncovered yet! You'll be able to tell your friends, family and neighbors that your child had the opportunity as well as the confidence to play among the greatest rock musicians in history!Not to mention the credibility of being able to add the performance to your child's resume and college applications!

This event will be unlike any other event the school has ever put on.In addition to being able to tour the museum and learn about the icons that have shaped the music we love today, students will have an incredible opportunity to perform with a full professional backing band behind them.Students will truly feel like ROCK STARS!

Please visit www.HarrisonMusicSchool.com/RockAndRoll2020 or www.NewCityMusicSchool.com/RockAndRoll2020 for more information regarding registration, travel, lodging, what is included in your Rock And Roll registration fee, and how to purchase tickets to the show.  Registration is first come first serve and start Wednesday January 22nd at 12pm!

~ Samuel Faraci, M.M.

Family Spotlight

We are so happy that we found this school!

~ Cathy & William Bartolome (parents)

"The top 3 things we love about the New City School of Music are:

1. Dedicated and highly talented teachers

2. Flexible make up schedules

3. Recitals

Liam and Gabby have been attending New City Music School for almost 4 years now. New City School of Music has excellent, truly dedicated and highly talented music teachers. Both Ms. Marian and Alex are absolutely wonderful. Their innovative teaching methods and patience enable Liam and Gabby to improve their techniques, and make encouraging progress. They always look forward to their weekly lessons. As parents we truly appreciate the efforts of the school as well as the dedication of the staff and teachers. We all love The New City Music School!"

~Cathy Bartolome

Liam and Gabby love music.  So in the spring of 2016 Cathy and her husband decided to look for a good music school near where we live, and they found The New City School of Music. They are so happy that they found this school. "The staff is wonderful and it is a very positive environment.  It is the only music school they've ever attended and they love it!" says Cathy Bartolome.

Liam is in the 6th grade and Gabby is in the 4th grade. They both enjoy school very much. They also enjoy Tae Kwan Do in which they are both Black Belt. They hope to become Masters someday. Drum student Liam likes to play songs like the Pokémon soundtrack, 'Wizards of Winter' by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Beatles and Jackson Five.  Piano student Gabby likes to play 'Ecossaise' by Beethoven and 'Play Song' by Bartok. 

"The most important factor contributing to their success", says Cathy, "has been their teachers, who genuinely want the students to have a positive learning experience and they always make sure that they work on pieces that they really enjoy. Another important contributing factor is the Musical Ladder, which encourages them to practice more and motivates them to do their best. That is very important to them. It keeps them highly engaged. Lastly, the spring and winter recitals and Carnegie Hall recital are excellent opportunities for the kids to showcase their talents and build their confidence for public performances."

Please vote for the Harrison School of Music in Westchester Magazine's 2020 "Best of Westchester" Contest. Voting closes January 21st, 2020. Simply scroll down to  item #15: "Music Lessons",  and write in "Harrison School of Music / Harrison" and be sure to hit "Done" at the bottom for your vote to count! Thank you in advance!

The link to vote is:


Wear Your Pajamas To Lesson Week
January 25th - 31st

Friday Rock Band Auditions
Sunday January 26th 1:30pm - 2:30pm

February Break
February 16th - 21st - No Lessons

April Break
April 5th - 11th - No Lessons

June Recital
Sunday June 28th @ the Ossie Davis Theatre

July 4th 
July 4th - No Lessons 

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performance 
Saturday, August 15th 

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 Top Left: Piano Student Laura earned her Master (3 Year) Trophy and Wristband.
Pictured Top Right: Piano Student Frank earned his Rockstar (1 Year) Trophy and Wristband.
Pictured Bottom Left: Violin Student Aerin earned her Champion (4 Year) Trophy and Wristband.
Pictured Bottom Right: Piano Student Matthew earned his Rockstar (1 Year) Trophy and Wristband.
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 office@harrisonmusicschool.com or office@newcitymusicschool.com

Now Offering Lessons 7 Days Per Week! 

We know how busy our families are with SO many activities during the week, so we are now open on Sundays for lessons from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m to help accommodate your busy schedule!  Please see the front desk if you are interested in moving your lesson time to Sundays!
Welcome to our New Students who enrolled in
November & December


Sofia A.

Olivia C.

Max C.

Alex C.

Kaylee C.

Cameron G.

Jackson G.

Edgar M.

Sean Y.

Myles R.

Oliver R.

Cooper R.

Cynthia T.

Sandy V.

Hunter W.

Isabella A.

Adam B.

Joey C.

Kristina D.

William H.

Hannah J.

Joel J.

Colette K.

Mishka K.

Dylan F.

Justin L.

Harry J.

Jasmine M.

Egith M.

Mark M.

Debbie O.

Christine O.

Haylee P.

Ishaan P.

Zareef R.

Seth S.

Bryn S.

Jonathan D.

James C.

Now offering Video Based Lessons!

In order to better serve you and maintain momentum with lessons, we're excited to announce that we are now offering Video-Based Lessons!

If the weather is unsafe or you're not feeling well, or if you have a tight schedule, you don't have to miss your lesson!

Please talk to our staff about details, and please discuss with your teacher if video-based lessons are appropriate for you!

Please remember, if you are sick, please stay home! We have unlimited make-ups and never need 24 hours notice of absences! We can do a video-lesson to you at HOME during your regular lesson time. Share MUSIC, not germs!

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Harrison, NY 10528


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