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NBS Piano Student Wins Nationwide Podcast Contest

NBS student Anushka Chakraborty was recently chosen among the top 7 middle school students for the New York Times Podcast Contest, from over 1300 total participants and 450 in her age category. Her podcast topic was “Bach’s Mystery: A Small Piece Of A Larger Puzzle”. In her monologue, she discussed specific details of Bach’s keyboard music, tried to solve the…

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Summer Programs 2020

The Nelly Berman School of Music is proud to present a diverse and personalized summer experience for our students, including virtual and in-person lessons. Explore all the different courses NBS has to offer! Sign up for lessons and programs HERE! Virtual Summer Camp: Each week of camp includes 1 hour of group music history every day with Dr. Ariane Alexander…

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Renowned Clarinetist Joins NBS Faculty

The Nelly Berman School is proud to welcome Sir Julian Milkis to our clarinet faculty, by special arrangement, giving our students the opportunity to take lessons from one of the most prominent solo clarinetists of the 21st century. Mr. Milkis’  impressive sound, a virtuosic technical ease and a musical imagination has captivated critics and audiences alike around the world, He carries…

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Congratulations to the inaugural participants of the Music Technique Skills-Building Program

We are very excited to congratulate and present the participants in our first bi-annual piano and strings Music Technique Skills-Building Competition, judged by NBS faculty members Dr. Anna Kislitsyna (piano), Elliot Mallard (strings), Dr. Igor Resnianski (piano), and Irina Schuck (strings). The Nelly Berman School is proud to be one of the few community music schools in the United States to have a unique program…

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International Pianist Ian Hobson Judges NBSCMI Scholarship Auditions, Held Virtually This Spring

Since its founding in 1995 by Nelly and Elena Berman, the NBS Classical Music Institute (NBSCMI) has helped thousands of musically gifted students achieve their musical potential through its 501(c)(3) scholarship fund. This year marks the first time the scholarship auditions were ever held virtually. This spring, we are honored to announce that Ian Hobson, winner of the 1981 Leeds…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Updated June 3, 2020 Dear NBS Community, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania will be moving into the yellow phase on June 5th, and the Nelly Berman School of Music is looking forward to reopening and welcoming our students, teachers, and parents back. Please fill out our survey below to help the office plan for upcoming events: Loading… Click below for the school’s…

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2020 Annual Faculty Concert Recap – Video + Photos!

This past February, the Nelly Berman School of Music held one of its most successful annual faculty concerts on record. Thanks to the enormous support of our school community, including our wonderful board members, and local restaurants and businesses, our faculty played to a sold-out concert hall and families were able to mingle while partaking in our massive buffet-style food…

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2020 Student Achievements!

A big congratulations to Alyssa Gabrilovich (junior piano), who won the Eastern Sectionals of the Music Teacher’s National Association Performance Competition, the biggest nationwide music competition for secondary school, college, and post-collegiate level musicians. She will advance to the finals, to be held in Chicago in March. Alyssa is taught by Dr. Igor Resnianski. Congratulations to Chris Jung (senior piano)…

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Learn About Our Online Programs and Offerings!

The Nelly Berman School of Music will be offering a number of online music programs, including online music lessons, online group theory classes, online performance classes, and an online “Practice-a-thon” Practice Challenge from March 13, 2020, until MontCo businesses reopen. According to our teachers who have been teaching online for years, there are many benefits to online lessons, including: Lessons can be recorded and students see their…

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