Register for Lessons this Fall!

Don’t forget to register for music lessons for the 2021-2022 school year! In-person and virtual lesson options available. Please submit your fall registration by Monday, August 16th; our first day of classes will be September 7th. Click here to fill out our fall registration form!

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.

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! 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 online at 2:00 PM…

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…

Join us for an Instrument Petting Zoo at our first annual Founders Day!

The Nelly Berman School of Music will host an Instrument Petting Zoo (“hands on fun with instruments!”) and Social Hour to celebrate school founder Nelly Berman! HAVERFORD, PA — The Nelly Berman School of Music  1st ever Founder’s Day Celebration  will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at the Nelly Berman School of Music, Haverford, PA to celebrate the remarkable…

From the Chair of the NBSCMI Board of Directors

Nelly Berman Classical Music Institute Family, Friends and Classical Music Advocates, Welcome to 2021! In this time of uncertainty, we remain steadfast in supporting our mission to engage with gifted and diligent students through our merit based-based scholarship program, orchestrate student chamber groups and music ensembles and present high high-level classical concerts, masterclasses, and workshops to promote classical music education…

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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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NBS Classical Music Institute

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!