Deadline Extended For "Celebration of the Arts" Competitions

The deadline to register for the competition is now Saturday, February 5. Click the image to learn more about our wonderful upcoming concerts!

The Nelly Berman School of Music

Continuing the Russian tradition of musical excellence
A Community Music School in the Heart of the Main Line


The Nelly Berman School of Music provides a serious, well-rounded musical education in a fun-oriented and nurturing environment that engages the students and their families.

Honors Recital Youtube Link: Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Music Technique Skills-Building Scales & Studies Competition winners!

We are very excited to congratulate and present the participants in our bi-annual Music Technique Skills-Building Scales & Studies Competition, judged by NBS faculty members Dr. Anna Kislitsyna (piano), James Anemone (piano), Sandra VandeGeijn (violin), Justin Goldsmith (cello) and Joe Dvorak (winds). The Nelly Berman School is proud to be one of the few community music schools in the United States to have a…

Student Achievements – Fall & Winter 2021

Congratulations to Torsten Fras, student of Dr. Anna Kislitsyna, on his Gold Medal win at the London Young Musician Competition! This international competition highlights talented musicians with excellent skills, strong personalities, and extraordinary creativity. He also recently won the II Prize at the International Moscow Music Competition performing C.P.E. Bach Harpsichord Sonata. Congratulations to Alyssa Gabrilovich, student of Igor Resnianski, who…

Live Virtual Harpsichord Concert – Torsten Fras. Sunday, September 12th – 2:00 PM

We would like to invite you to a very special performance by NBS student Torsten Fras, student of Anna Kislitsyna! He has worked all summer to prepare a solo recital for The Main Line Baroque Music Society, which he founded. Torsten will be performing on the double manual harpsichord works from Handel, Rameau, and Bach. This event will take place…

Founder’s Day Instrument Petting Zoo – A Recap

On Wednesday, July 21st, the school celebrated its first Founder’s Day at the Nelly Berman School of Music, to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Nelly Berman. Festivities included an Instrument Petting Zoo from3:00-4:30pm and a Social Hour from 4:30-6:00pm. Families and children got to experience the magic of our Instrument Petting Zoo and had fun seeing, touching and feeling instruments…

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Start your journey into the fascinating world of music! Contact us to schedule a free evaluation with our director, Elena Berman. She will work with you and/or your child, determine your musical aptitude and learning style, and pair you with the best teacher and/or instrument choice!

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“We are grateful for having you helping us and organizing amazing events like the competitions and Rising Stars concerts our boys and I enjoyed so much, and for the excellent teachers and the school’s music as part of our lives.”

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The NBS Classical Music Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which supports gifted and hardworking students through financial- and merit-based scholarships. The Institute also organizes high-level concerts, workshops, masterclasses, and classical music events for the greater Philadelphia community. Make a musical difference in a child’s life – donate today!