Category Archives: Music

Inclusive Summer Day Camp – Music That Matters – Registration Open

Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Day Camp.  Music That Matters includes band class, songwriting, recording a song, music video, workshops, offsite events, and performance opportunities. Each session ends with a benefit concert that raises money for a charitable organization chosen by the students themselves. Students are grouped in bands by age, skill level and musical interest.

Ages: 11-18
Hours: 9:00-3:00 (extended day available)
Session 1:  July 11-22
Session 2: July 25 – August 5

Plugged In is a unique, inclusive nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome. More information and online registration can be found at

Nonprofit Youth Rock Band Program – Spring Session begins February 28

The Plugged In Band Program Spring Session begins February 28 (both in person and virtual).  Plugged In is a nonprofit youth rock band program in Needham where young musicians of all levels and needs are welcome. Students are grouped by age, skill level and musical interest.  I am emailing you in the event you know of any youth ages 8-18 who could benefit from participation in this unique, non-competitive and fun music program. More information and online registration can be found at

Spring programming includes in person or online Band Classes, Songwriting and Production, Intro to Digital Audio Production, Creating Music with Coding, Livestreaming 101 and Amped Up: Planning a Youth Music Festival (more details below). 

Plugged In combines music education, philanthropy and diversity in a creative and collaborative environment where students gain music education, self-esteem, connection and community and are prepared for a life of civic participation in an inclusive society.

Music Lessons at The Conservatory at Highlands! 

Winter is in full swing and nothing makes the winter months fly by like playing music! If you’re starting a new instrument, or looking to develop your skills as a musician, The Conservatory is here to help. Locally owned and operated in Newton Highlands. 
Students beginning new instruments in school benefit greatly from private instruction. 
Our teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive. We help musicians of any age reach their goals. 

Sign Up/Inquire Here (no commitment necessary)   

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or call/text/e-mail: 617-903-0944

The Conservatory offers music lessons on almost all instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for parent/student lessons, or record in our state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!

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The Conservatory at Highlands is locally owned and operated and offers a 21st-century music education that is equally inclusive and challenging taught by the best musicians in Boston. The Conservatory is your community music school, where we can all learn and develop the craft of music together. 

51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands.

Feel free to e-mail with any questions.

Adaptive Dance Program – Dance Academy in Newton

The Dance Academy in Newton has recently launched an amazing new adaptive dance program for kids with developmental delays, ASD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning disabilities. We have a class for ages 1.5-5 and a class for ages 6-10 starting this January! Attached is a flyer about the program and there is more info on our websitehere. Contact to learn more.

Voice Lessons – Get the Best from Your Voice!

Is your teen be participating in choir or theater this school year? Teens can strengthen their voices and performance skills! With a focus on healthy singing and versatility, voice lessons can improve pitch, range, coordination and confidence. Sunday lesson availability and flexible scheduling for busy students and families

Contact Jacqueline Novikov at and learn more at

PIANO LESSONS: Gloria Jasinski

Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience. Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Phone: 617.566.9704, email:

VOICES Boston – Come Sing With Us!

Do you have a child that loves to sing and perform? Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for our 2021-2022 season! VOICES Boston focuses primarily on singing and music literacy, with an added emphasis on dance technique and drama performance. VOICES Boston empowers the youth of the Boston area with a performing arts education that develops confidence, discipline, leadership, and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

We have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse at First Parish in Brookline, MA. VOICES Boston singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music, and even present an opera/musical each year.

If you would like to sign up your singer for VOICES Boston or have any questions please contact Emily Vincent at For more detailed information about our past performances, staff, curriculum and more visit our website at

Thank you,

Emily Vincent
Emily Vincent 
Program and Operations Coordinator

Academic & Musical Tutoring for Newton Public School Students

The school year is about to begin under very unusual circumstances. In these times, many families may wish to supplement their children’s schooling through individual or small group tutoring sessions.

I am an experienced tutor and a graduate of Yale University. I’m also a proud Brookline High School grad. I can tutor students of all ages and levels in a range of subjects including Math, Science, Foreign Languages [Spanish, French], Music, and English.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to be able to help the Newton Public Schools’ communities thrive during this unusual school year!
Gabriel Mininberg

Youth choir currently welcoming new members, ages 12+

Does your child love to sing? Find your community at Youth pro Musica! This fall we welcome vaccinated singers, age 12-18, to enroll. YPM provides high quality instruction in classical choral music as well as performance opportunities and was recently recognized by Mayor Fuller for 50 years of excellence.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays 7-8:30 in West Newton. To learn more, please visit or email


Do you like to SING or BEATBOX? Audition for Newtones Acapella! We are Newton South’s student-run Acapella group, and auditions are right around the corner! Informational meetings are scheduled for this week so don’t miss out! Go to an info meeting and then sign up for an audition here:!/showSignUp/10c0d44aead2aa0ffc61-newtones1