Founded by Jen Herman and Marty Isenberg, the Clinton Hill Music School doesn’t just provide the chance to play an instrument, we strive to motivate and inspire our students to expand what they believe they are capable of and to push the boundaries of what they think is possible. Our methodology combines fun tactile learning, personalized lesson plans, and reinforcing music fundamentals.

Director, Marty Isenberg, has spent the better part of his life immersed in music. He attended the School for Jazz at New School University and received his master’s degree from New York University. His passion for music has taken him across the globe, playing in numerous orchestras, Broadway shows, music festivals and touring with bands.



* Private music lessons in your own home


* Fosters a sense of community of teachers, students, and their families who learn and grow together


* Raises the bar by setting high standards for our students and providing support along the way

Clinton Hill Music School on Sesame Street

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Now offering in-home private lessons!

CHMS has been operating as a neighborhood music studio since our founding in 2012. But this year we are changing formats to become an in-home lessons service. Our teachers will travel to your homes to teach private lessons to make the experience a greater convenience for our community.

Registration opens soon for our 2018 Fall Semester!

Register for a trial lesson today!

The Fall Semester begins on Monday, September 10th, 2018 and runs through Sunday, January 13th, 2019. The Semester consists of 14 weeks of private lessons and two group classes, culminating in a student recital at the end of the term.

For more information, please visit our Lessons page.

Now Offering Drum Lessons!

For many years CHMS has offered dedicated instructors specializing in string instruments and piano. We are very happy to welcome drummer, percussionist, and educator Marco Frey to our team. Sign up for drum lessons today!

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