Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108


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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


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Founded in 2005, the New Mexico School of Music is home to over 600 students of all ages and musical abilities.  Our facilities are specifically designed to create a quality learning atmosphere and include a performance space, comfortable teaching rooms and a cozy waiting area.


We strive to make the study of music engaging, fulfilling, and fun for our students while providing the highest level of instruction through a well-structured and comprehensive approach.  Our outstanding instructors are all university-trained artists who combine excitement, energy and new ideas with their exceptional teaching skills.


We want all of our students to come away from their lessons with a positive experience and love of music.  Teaching music is much more than learning how to read notes or play a few pieces.  It is an opportunity to expand students’ life skills: communication, creativity, patience, discipline, and self-confidence.


We provide opportunities for significant growth for students of all ages and levels – from beginners to advanced performers.  Ample performing and learning opportunities exist for interested student including:  recitals, festivals, master classes and competitions.


In addition to private lessons on virtually all instruments and voice, we offer a variety of group music classes such as:  Toddler Tunes, Music for Little Mozarts, Music Fun Time, and ensembles for strings, band, voice, guitar, rock and roll, music theory and more!


Please call us for a tour of our facilities and to meet our faculty members.  We invite you to go on a musical journey with the New Mexico School of Music!


Our School Mission:


  • Discovering and developing music talent in each student through the finest and most innovative teaching methods

  • Helping people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and capabilities to realize their highest musical potential

  • Offering a solid academic curriculum for a well rounded pre-college music education

  • Motivating people to enjoy a life-long music experience

  • Serving the needs of our community as a valuable cultural resource

School History and Mission

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