Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music, Arts and Education

COVID-19 information:
Anselmo Academy of Music and the Arts will closely follow the guidelines of the NYC School calendar. Should schools resume in person classes, our individual and group class will continue in the same format. Online, private lessons will continue to be available at all times.


“Thank you, Rose, Vera and Melodie!!!! MHA is so grateful to have had the piano club this year and the opportunity for our students to perform in a recital is so exciting!!”

– Murray Hill Academy High School Administration

Piano and Keyboard instruction is available to all students (children and adults) and includes Music Theory and Ear Training as part of the curriculum. Repertoire is chosen by the teacher to best serve each student. Students will have options to learn Classical, Jazz and Pop/Rock genres. Come and join us for an exciting learning experience!
Whether learning acoustic or electric guitar, our teachers will help students at every step of their development. You will learn how to tune and play your instrument from the ground up. Your instructor will present all music materials in a fun, non-intimidating way! Let's get started!
Beginner students will learn proper posture and positioning, as well as instrument maintenance. Basic principles of music history and appreciation are offered for different styles of music. Complete with note reading and writing to ear training, and proper tuning, our instructors will gently guide each student based on level and ability. All levels welcome!
Students will develop skills in singing, stage presence, and performance. We offer a range of exciting styles from classical, musical theater, rock, and pop. Students will develop skills in movement, acting, and voice techniques. Join us for an exciting learning adventure!
From rock 'n' roll to symphonic literature our saxophone, clarinet, and flute instruction will provide you with a variety of tools to ensure your success in any musical scenario. Lessons emphasize the development of tone quality, articulation, finger dexterity, vibrato, and intonation while teaching students to play with a strong sense of phrasing and character. Students will study standard repertoire with special attention given to music theory, history, and aural skills. We welcome all ages and levels!


Private Lessons

Are available to children and adults,- from beginner to advanced ! Our gifted faculty specialize in multiple genres: from Classical to Jazz to Rock & Pop. Many performing opportunities are available from Annual Youth Competition to Gifted & Talented Recitals to local Spring Recital in each geographic area.

Group Classes

First started in Harlem in 2001 out of the need to serve children with music education. Since then, we have served thousands of children in the NYC Metropolitan area. Classes are scheduled at local schools throughout the academic year with multiple opportunities for students to perform and showcase their skills. Group classes are available for students in areas of piano, guitar, violin, and voice. Classes are available for beginner to advanced students.

Trial Lessons

For new students, a trial lesson is available for 30 minutes at your home for either piano, guitar, violin, or voice lesson. Theater and tutoring trial lessons are also available.

Other Instruments

Please contact us for lessons for additional instruments currently not listed.
Our instructors are skilled in a large range of musical instruments.