We are thrilled to announce that TBMS will be moving into a brand-new, customized, accessible space! The new location is located at 330 East 38th Street, convenient to Grand Central, and is scheduled to open on September 15, the first day of the fall semester.
TBMS’s mission is to spread the transformative power of music with all in the community who seek it, and this bold new chapter will allow us to better fulfill this mission by being physically accessible to all populations and abilities. It will also provide the space we need to grow our existing programs and deepen our impact through new initiatives.
Check this page throughout the summer to see updates on construction and news information.
To view the floor plan of the new space, or see our FAQs, go to the bottom of this page.
Our beautiful new stage is ready for the spotlight. Four days until we’re open for classes!
We’re on schedule and ready to open September 15th. The rooms have carpet and paint…and check out our new front desk!
Executive Director Lorna Jane Norris measures out a new room and checks out a fabulously tiled new bathroom.
Walls, plans, outlets, and more! Things are really coming along at 330 East 38th street.
The stage is taking shape!
We have walls! Here you can see the start of the new Concert Hall and the corridor to the new Gallery.
TBMS Executive Director Lorna Jane Norris surveys the week’s progress – the space is 85% framed! – and attends the weekly construction meeting.
A work in progress! The first photo shows a new studio taking shape and the second photo shows the area for our future preschool.
Check out these photos of our construction team working on the floor at our new space! The second photo shows a classroom and the new Concert Hall in the works.
TBMS has greatly expanded its programs over the last several years, both in our building and out in the community. The school wants these programs to thrive and expand. In order to achieve that we need to do two things: 1) strengthen our business model in order to sustain and grow those programs and 2) ensure that we have a physically-accessible space that will provide a better experience for those of all abilities. It seemed critical to make this courageous decision and move ahead of our centennial, so that we can enter into our second century with room for future growth.
When will the new location open?
The school will be open at 330 East 38th Street on or before September 15, 2018 – the first day of the fall semester. Camps will run through June, and lessons and classes will continue through July 26 at 244 East 52nd Street. Administrative offices will remain open at 244 East 52nd Street through July.
Will tuition increase?
Tuition will remain the same for the 2018-19 academic year, and we are even adding family discounts and other incentives to register early. However, our calendar is being lengthened to 34 weeks to better align with the NYC Department of Education calendar, so the additional 2 weeks of lessons and classes will be reflected in tuition. Private lessons will continue to have rolling enrollment and will be prorated based on the start date.
Is my teacher going to be at the new space?
Yes, our faculty members are moving with us!
What’s the nearest public transportation?
The 4, 5, and 6 trains stop at Grand Central Station, which is a short walk to 330 East 38th Street. The m15, m34, m42, m102, and m103 buses have stops nearby.
I’ve heard TBMS is starting a preschool. When will that open? Are there any programs I can enroll my child in now?
Yes, TBMS plans to launch a music-centered preschool in Fall 2019. We are excited to expand our current early childhood offerings to bring 93 years of the highest quality music education to the preschool classroom. More information about the preschool, including the application process, will be made available late this summer.
You can enroll your child in Musical Mornings, our new expanded early childhood program for ages 6 months through 4 years starting Fall 2018. In addition, TBMS continues to offer the Tuneful Sequence series, Group Piano, and Carnival of the Instruments. Contact Early Childhood Coordinator Patti Onorato at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about these options.