Schedule and Calendar

2019 Lesson Schedule

Music Classes

Group music classes are available for students of all ages and ability levels. Young beginners especially enjoy learning new skills in a fun, social setting. Classes are divided by age and skill level, and students may attend either on or two class sessions each week. Class size generally ranges from 3-7 students.

Call the office to register now for Group Lessons!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled by appointment. Once each student’s schedule is established, their lessons continue at the same day/time each week. We are happy to accommodate mutually agreeable scheduling adjustments.

Students attend private lessons 1 – 5 times per week, depending on student’s preference & needs. NWSM observes five breaks each year usually following the Salem/Keizer School Districts (one week for Spring Break, Summer Break, Thanksgiving break, and two weeks observed for Winter Holiday celebrations). 

String, Vocal, Wind, and Piano Nights!

Northwest School of Music now holds different Musical Nights every quarter! This is a free event and a casual time for students to share their music with peer groups to learn and grow and prepare for recitals. Participants are separated into general groups, not only by instrument type, but also by ages up to adult for a low key evening of music and fun! Contact the office or speak with your instructor for further information to participate or come watch a Music Night!

Recital Readiness

Are you new to your instrument? Are you worried you may not be ready to jump into a recital? Recital Readiness Nights are free, fun, and casual nights to learn all about what a recital entails as a performer, as well as a chance to practice a recital with other peers and beginners. Sometimes recitals can be really scary or nerve-wracking, and that’s ok! It’s totally normal to have butterflies! Recital Readiness nights come before each major recital at NWSM so that everyone can be confidently prepared to make their debut as a musician. 


There are multiple Recitals a year held by NWSM, usually at the Salem Public Library in the Loucks Auditorium. With lots of fun opportunities, like Raffles and Prizes, these recitals are open to all students at NWSM who are prepared and ready to perform and share their music with others. 

Recitals in 2019 include the Honors Spring Recital, a Cartoon Recital, an Adult Recital, a Winter Recital, and more! Contact the office with any questions, or speak with your instructor if you would like to perform at any upcoming event!


NWSM is holding their first formal Concert this coming September, featuring each instructor as well as one of their nominated honor students! This will be a ticketed event, and a night to remember. Contact the office for further information. 

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