Testimonials

“Truly inspiring”

“Thank you for another wonderful year of music. [Elena’s] commitment to the school and the way [she] treat[s] every child and their potential is truly inspiring!”

The Roses, NBS Family

“Truly a unique place like no other.”

“The Nelly Berman School provided me with a myriad of opportunities, from performance classes, the scholarship fund, concerts, and chamber groups, to develop my skills in piano. Playing piano has not only given me an emotional outlet, but has taught me life lessons in discipline and perseverance that will stay with me forever… The school is truly a unique place like no other.”

Ashwini Shende, alumna

“We are ever so grateful to NBS for creating such a nurturing environment to develop musical talent and setting high standards for musical achievement.”

Sunil and Suneeta Shende, parents

“Exquisite teachers”

“[A] great music school with exquisite teachers for many instruments.”

Pinar Cicalese, Parent

“We absolutely love the school and Elena!”

My son has been taking piano classes at NBS since 2008 and he has grown up with music, along with all the wonderful memories of many beautiful concerts throughout the year! It has been such a privilege to be part of NBS community. The director, Elena was my son’s first piano teacher when he was young and she found several perfect teachers for him after she taught him. She puts so much love and dedication into music education and children she works with and to make sure students have a good connection with their teacher. It is amazing to watch what she does wonder to help kids accomplish a high level of musical achievement with passion and commitment.  We absolutely love the school and Elena!”

 

Helen Xing, Parent

“Fabulous instructors.”

“Both of my children studied music with various teachers, developed skill and confidence. Both children are now adults still playing music.”

Laura Bennett Blau, parent

“This is a local icon for classical music education!”

Elizabeth Wang-Hsu, parent

“What a great thing has been done here at NBS.”

“What a great thing has been done here at NBS. One woman’s vision and hard work has turned into a wonderful endeavor that encourages the love of music among it students and further encourages performance for all who are willing to work hard to achieve great things.”

Frank Friedman, Alumnus

“I consider my time [at the Nelly Berman School of Music] to be the most valuable of my musical upbringing”

“I knew from the moment I stepped through the door and played my first note that it was the place. I felt completely at home. I studied there for four years and couldn’t have wished for a better introduction to music. I consider my time [at the Nelly Berman School of Music] to be the most valuable of my musical upbringing.”

Eliza McCarthy, Alumna & British Contemporary Piano Competition Winner, 2013

“The teaching I received changed music from an activity to an integral pillar of my identity”

“Studying at the Nelly Berman School of Music was one of the most formative experiences of my life…The teaching I received changed music from an activity to an integral pillar of my identity, to the extent that looking back on those years, or reflecting on my life today, it’s hard to imagine my life without music in it. For this I will certainly be forever grateful.”

Stephen Gliatto, Alumnus

“We have not been able to find the caliber of teaching which Nelly was able to assemble at NBS”

“We have not been able to find the caliber of teaching which Nelly was able to assemble at NBS — certainly part of her gift and her magic.”

Susie and Cedric Woindrich, Parents