Educational Services


Welcome to the West Newbury School of Music. Our mission at the 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


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? Already have a band? 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 once per week for one hour


Jam Camp: Rock Band$200/week


Interested in finding a band? Already have a band? 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 1 week and meets Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Includes recording at the end of the week with CDs. Summer weeks only available


Private Lesson – Full Hour$60


Upgrading to a full hour lesson will maximize your potential talent. It’s also a great tool for branching out into multiple subjects.


Choir$200


Ear training is a key skill in the life of a musician. The skill starts with choir ensemble. Sign up and learn the nuts and bolts of harmony. Choir ensemble lasts for 8 weeks and meets once per week for one hour with a recording at the end of the session. Summer sessions only. Run by Bonnie Surowiec. Age 14 and up


Chorus$200


Ear training is a key skill in the life of a musician. The skill starts with chorus ensemble. Sign up and learn the nuts and bolts of harmony. Chorus ensemble lasts for 8 weeks and meets once per week for one hour with a performance at the end of the session. Summer sessions only. Run by Erica Cloutier. Ages vary



Audio Production$450/session


From microphone to speaker learn the ins and outs of recording, mixing and mastering audio. Hands on with home studio and professional equipment. Learn to use Pro Tools while directing your very own project. 6 weeks session: Mondays & Wednesdays 4pm-5pm running September 17th-October 24th






Video Production$450/session


Learn how to film, light & edit your projects with Adobe software. Learn to use green screens, filming with DSLR, properly lighting sets, editing with Premier and team work. All skills essential to a film & video production environment. 6 week session: Mondays & Wednesdays 4pm-5pm running November 5th – December 12th




Tots Program$175/session


Quarter Notes: A program designed to bring your 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. Age range 2-4. This is run for 6 weeks, once a week for 45 minutes with Erica Cloutier. Wednesdays 12:30-1:15 Starting September 19th-October 24th (session 1) and November 7th-December 12th (session 2).






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 precisely 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 repair men. 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!