Educational Services


Welcome to the West Newbury School of Music. Our mission at this school is to provide the highest quality musical instruction experience on the North Shore – one that establishes a life-long appreciation and love for music and the arts.

Private Lesson – Half Hour$30


We offer a one-on-one experience with a seasoned, professional musician of your choice for your instrument. We also offer audio engineering and video production lessons. Half hour lessons are great for beginner and intermediate students.


Ensemble: Rock Band$25/week


Interested in finding a band, or already have one? Playing music with others is a completely different experience. Ultimately, a group experience is the best preparation for the life of a professional musician. Rock band lasts for 8 weeks and meets weekly for one hour sessions.


Choir$200


Ever wanted to sing in a small choir setting, or sing contemporary and a cappella? Choir starts with singing together, then adding harmonies, which are the building blocks of singing as a group. Sign up for a choir experience that will help to boost your musicianship and build confidence in your singing voice. Choir lasts for 8 weeks and meets weekly for one hour with a recording at the end of the session. Summer sessions only. Run by Bonnie Surowiec. Ages 14 and up


Private Lesson – Full Hour$60


Upgrading to a full hour lesson will maximize your potential talent. It’s also a great way to branch out into multiple subjects per lesson.


Jam Camp: Rock Band$200/week


Have a band or interested in creating one, and have free time during the summer? Playing music with others is a completely different experience. Ultimately, a group experience is the best preparation for the life of a professional musician. Rock band lasts for one week and meets Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm. Includes the band recording at the end of the week to create their own album; copies will be provided once completed. Summer weeks only available. TBA


Chorus$200


Are you interested in singing in a chorus setting, but you are under the age of 14? Don’t worry, we offer a chorus setting for younger ages as well! By joining a chorus, you will gain the skills that will help to further your abilities as a musician. A chorus can also help to boost your confidence and volume for future recitals and lessons. Chorus ensemble lasts for 8 weeks and meets weekly for one hour with a recording at the end of the session. Summer sessions only. Run by Erica Cloutier. Ages vary.



Audio Production$450/session


Interested in learning the ins and outs of recording, mixing, and mastering audio? Sign up for our hands-on experience with professional equipment in a home studio setting. You will learn how to use Pro Tools while also directing your very own project. Sessions last 6 weeks on Mondays & Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm. Run by Michael Thompson. Recommended Ages: 12 and up





Video Production$450/session


Are you interested in the behind the scenes work on projects? Sign up for video production where you will learn how to film, light, and edit your very own projects with Adobe software. You will have the ability to use green screens, film with DSLR, properly light sets, and edit with Premier and teamwork. All the skills you learn will be essential to a film and video production environment in the future. Sessions last for 6 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm-5pm. Run by Michael Thompson. Recommended Ages: 12 and up.




Tots Program$175/session


Quarter Notes: A program designed to bring young children and their parents together through song, movement and the use of percussion instruments while interacting with other kids their age and learning about music at the same time. This program runs for 6 weeks and meets weekly for 45 minutes with Erica Cloutier. Age range 2-4. Times vary.






Student Services


Guitar RestringingFREE


Learning to string a guitar is not a simple task at first. Just figuring out how to hold the guitar while working is often difficult. Our staff will show you exactly how it’s done. Tips and tricks included. All strings are provided free as lesson materials.


Drum TuningFree


Drum tuning is an art. It can take years to perfect a drummers tuning technique. Let us help you with your new kit, or simply spruce up your current tone.


Books & Lesson MaterialsFREE


Here at WNSOM, books and lesson materials are always free to our students!


Guitar SetupsFREE


Sometimes, perhaps twice a year, a guitar will shift around. Wood is a very interesting beast to tame, and not for the feint of heart. Our engineers set up over 30 in house guitars every year. We offer this service free to our students.


Basic RepairFREE


The staff at WNSOM can handle a variety of basic repairs on guitar or percussion equipment. If we can’t fix it, we can point you in the right direction. With hundreds of instruments in stock, we’re always working with professional repairmen. Inquire for details.


AdviceFREE


We love to talk shop! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at any time and ask. WNSOM is a tiny, self-contained music industry; we’ve learned a lot over the years, and would love to share it with you!