Due to COVID we have been teaching online since April 2020. We have successfully created an engaging learning community.



  • Affordable group classes and private lessons (January - May)
  • Weekday and Saturday classes for children and teens
  • 16-Week Program



The week of January 26th to the week of May 22nd


Registration is open NOW

The Institute offers a wide range of classes in instrumental music, performing, visual, and even culinary arts. Children as young as 5 years old can begin taking classes with us and experience the excitement, synergy, and joy that comes from participating in the arts. Many of our students continue with us from year to year and literally grow up at the Institute, exploring a variety of instruments and art forms and being nurtured by what most refer to as "my second family". 

Fridays are Teen Night at the Institute and give students ages 13-19 an opportunity to take classes with their peers and have a place where they can hang out and be themselves.


Institute Classes Provide…

TOP QUALITY INSTRUCTION: Our diverse Master Teaching Artists are professional artists and educators from around the world. They work at the best institutions in New Jersey and New York (NJPAC, Young Audiences, Harlem School of the Arts, Arts Horizons). Our teachers create supportive, non-competitive, and productive learning environments for their students. All tuition is subsidized and additional financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Our annual Spring Showcases give every child in the Afterschool Institute an opportunity to share what they have learned throughout the year when they perform on our stage for family and friends. Advanced students may be invited to perform at public events throughout area business, churches, and civic organizations as part of the HARMONY Ensembles. (NOTE  - Due to COVID this may change but we will try to create to way to celebrate our students!)

A WELCOMING COMMUNITY: Dedicated families can choose to become Members of the Institute and have access to payment plans, and discounted tuition. Members are also responsible for fundraising, volunteering, and attending annual meetings.