music school in New York City

Music Lessons in NYC

As a premier music school in NYC, Riverside Music Studios strongly believes in a personal approach to every student: our program concentrates on individually tailored curricula. Students at Riverside Music Studio also have the opportunity to study with some of the finest musicians in the industry.

We offer instruction for both children and adults; students at our school range from under 4 years old to more than 80 years old. We are happy to work with absolute beginners, intermediate, or advanced musicians. Our private music lessons in NYC are available on a variety of instruments at our studio or in your home.

Riverside Music Studios was founded in 2002 by Dr. Dmitry Alexeev, a concert pianist and a prolific educator. We grew from a small, private neighborhood studio offering piano lessons in NYC on the Upper West Side – to a full music school with two locations – on 55th and Broadway in Midtown, and on 160 Broadway in FiDi/BPC (opening January 2023!). We are proud to have a faculty of some of the best performers & music teachers in Manhattan.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (212) 247-4900 with any questions about our music lessons in NYC.

To sign up for music lessons in NYC or to contact us with any questions please use this form:

Riverside Music Studios - Midtown
1727 Broadway, Suite 2
New York, New York 10019

Now Open!
Riverside Music Studios - Downtown
160 Broadway, Suite 900EB
New York, New York 10038


Piano Lessons

All styles, from 4 years old, all school ages, and adults

Guitar Lessons

Acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, from 5 years and old and adults

Violin Lessons

From 5 years old and adults, any skill level and violin size
flute lessons nyc

Flute Lessons

In home flute and recorder from 5 years old and adults. any skill level
voice lessons nyc

Voice Lessons

From 10 years old and adults. All styles from classical to broadway

Call Us At (212) 247-4900 or click the button below to enroll in music lessons today!

"I’ve been taking piano lessons at Riverside for almost 5 years now! I can’t say enough about this music studio. I’ve worked with several different teachers during my time there and have been overly impressed with all of them. Although my main focus is piano I expressed my interest in violin and Riverside was able to place me with one of their fantastic violin teachers as well. Whatever your interest is in music Riverside will be able to accommodate! By far one of the best studios in NYC!!!"Matthew

Music Classes in NYC for All Ages in Many Styles

We have a style for everyone! Classical, Jazz, Pop, and/or Broadway Music styles. Private music lessons in NYC are available for both children and adults.

Professional Music Teachers

Conservatory trained music instructors with active performing careers are available for piano, violin, flute, guitar, and voice lessons at our Manhattan music school

Gain Performance Experience

Student recitals are offered at Steinway Hall and the DiMenna Center. All instruments and voice are welcome!

Flexible Options

Our high quality music lessons in NYC are available Month-to-Month or by Semester

Two Convenient Locations

Our music school is proud to offer two convenient locations in New York City: RMS Midtown and RMS Downtown. Our locations are easily accessible by public transportation.

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How do I play songs with piano chords?

If you're dying to learn how to play your favorite song but you don't yet know how to read music,  you can still learn how to play songs with piano chords!

Can you learn how to write your own songs?

Playing music is just part of the fun we have in music lessons. Learn how to write your own song by creating a melody and accompaniment using scales - even if you've never written one before!

We are happy to offer you an introductory lesson! We promise that you will feel very comfortable learning with us. Whether you are interested in piano, violin, guitar, or flute lessons in NYC, we have a great music teacher just waiting for you.

Call Us At (212) 247-4900 or click the button below to contact us!