Want to leave this cold weather behind? Set your sights on Springtime by marking your calendars for an exciting evening of dancing, music and community action at PLAY IT FORWARD 2017: A Musical Fundraiser for the Nashua Community Music School.
Starting at 7pm on Saturday, April 8th at Alpine Grove in Hollis NH, local rock power house musicians will join forces on a live show that will surely heat up the dance floor for the third year in a row. Headlining the event will be members of the classic New Hampshire based rock group Aces & Eights including Jim Hinkle, Buddy Bernard, Roger Haas, David West and Dirt Munson. Local rock scene favorites The Jivekats will be the featured house band and will play along side select NCMS students and faculty. This combo of talent and groove will surely set the tone for the whole evening. Tickets are available online, at the school, at local businesses, for $18 in advance and $20 at the door . All proceeds will benefit the non-profit Nashua Community Music School.
This professional composing and performing act features the talents of flutist Rebecca Jeffreys on a 2013 Haynes handmade silver flute and a Nagahara 10K Gold flute. Guitarist Mike Loce uses Gibson and Godin electrics and a 1986 Ovation Collector’s Series acoustic guitar. The sound of this duo is simple music with layers of pure emotional complexity.
The true focus of the collaboration is a compositional partnership. Mike (from the rock/jazz/blues tradition) and Becs (from the classical tradition) both bring to the table a wide variety of music tastes and loves for different sounds, inspired by ethnic and international influences. From these sources, they also perform a choice set of cover selections. Writing original music together is the medium in which they synthesize their unique sound, while enjoying many laughs along the way.
Sliding scale pay-what-you-can tickets: $5-25
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NCMS students, family and friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon of student performances on a variety of instruments. Please come and enjoy this FREE concert that celebrates all the hard work our students put into developing their musical skills during their weekly lessons. This Student Recital will also feature the first performance of the NCMS Family Wind Ensemble!
Please join us for a light reception following the concert.
Please note: We ask all student performers to arrive by 3:30pm for a pre-concert talk.
NCMS students, family and friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon of solo student performances on a variety of instruments. Please come and enjoy this FREE concert that celebrates all the hard work our students put into developing their musical skills during their weekly lessons. Please join us for a light reception following the concert.
Please note: We ask all student performers to arrive by 3:30pm for a pre-concert talk.
ATTENTION SINGERS: Piano Karaoke has been changed to the last Friday of this month!
NCMS is the home to Gate City Piano Karaoke on the second Fridays of each month. Run by the talented pianist Elise MacDonald, singers of all experience levels get the the opportunity to try out their favorite songs for a supportive audience of music lovers.
“Great place to try out your singing chops. This is NOT karaoke as you may know it, but a real live piano player accompanying you with whatever songs you want to bring to the table. Pop, Rock, Broadway, great American songbook, Jazz — give it a try.”
- Michael C., a new Piano Karaoke singer
Check out our soundcloud page to listen to some of the most recent performances.
This event is open to the public and requires a $5 cover to help cover the cost of piano maintenance.
The Trash Talk Percussion Ensemble is now recruiting new members! If you are in high school, college, or an adult looking for a cool new musical challenge, then come down to the Nashua Community Music School on Monday, Dec 5th at 7pm to try out a rehearsal for free! Learn more at http://www.nashuacms.org/trashtalk/
Join Marie Mendelow for monthly drop-in drum circle where you will learn the basic rhythms and techniques of West African hand drumming. No experience required, this is a free spirited music event meant to inspire all that participate.
Instructor: Marie Mendelow
Drop-in rate is $10 per individual or $20 per family
This event is FREE for current NCMS music students and their families.
Come join NCMS at the Nashua Holiday Stroll! Watch exciting performances, learn about our programs and to find the right gift for the music lover on your list.
Live Music: 5:45pm-8pm
Location: Corner of Pearson Ave & Main Street
The Nashua Community Music School showcases NCMS faculty and students performing a variety of jazz, pop and classic holiday songs. Select members of the 'Trash Talk' Percussion Ensemble will also be playing featured pieces that will get you grooving to the rhythm of the stroll.
Want to learn more about the Nashua Community Music School? Visit our info table next to our performance space. We'll be there all evening to talk about our programs and holiday gift options as well as sell hand-crafted NCMS ornaments for the music lover in your family. We hope to see you there!
Two Fall Student Recitals!
Sunday, November 20th 1pm and 4pm
NCMS students, family and friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon of student performances on a variety of instruments. Please come and enjoy these FREE concerts that celebrate all the hard work our students put into developing their musical skills during their weekly lessons. Please join us for a light reception following the concert.
Please note: We ask all student performers to arrive by 20 minutes prior to their assigned recital start time for a pre-concert talk.
Join NCMS Voice Instructor, Lindsay Rinaldi, for this Vocal All State Prep Class. This extra help session will be run in a masterclass style setting. This means that each student will get the chance to run and work on their audition piece in front of others, which is a great way to start practicing handling your nerves in a pressure situation. Ms. Rinaldi has been coaching NH All State audition repertoire for over 10 years and has extensive experience with the Italian language thanks to her previous singing experience while living in Milan, Italy. Whether you are looking for a little extra help or to gain a new perspective on your work this far, these prep classes are a great way to gain more confidence prior to the big day.
Drop-in Rate: $10 per student
FREE for current NCMS students.
This special Piano Masterclass, run by Dr. Carleen Graff of Plymouth State University, will feature an open concept style performance in which Dr. Graff will work with students from the private piano studio of Marie Mendelow.
Audience members are welcome to come watch, listen and learn free of charge!
Join NCMS at the Fall Fright Night Festival at Greeley Park! Our Trash Talk Percussion Ensemble will be a featured performer amidst the haunted hayrides, haunted
Maze Walk, bounce house, Halloween faceprinting activities, candy, and more!
Don't miss the Trash Talk Percussion Ensemble performing at 6:30pm at the Greeley Park Amphitheater!
Join 40 year piano industry veteran Peter Becker and explore the inner workings of the world's most beloved instrument… THE PIANO! This talk invites all music lovers to take a look at the inner workings of the Piano and discuss its fascinating history. Come and explore the inner workings as our concert SEILER is taken apart in front of your eyes and ask the questions you want answered about the piano, music and the gift they are in the world today.
This is a FREE EVENT. All ages are welcome!
Do you have ArtWalk on your calendar? Southern NH's largest arts festival with fun for the whole family is right around the corner. Go to www.cityartsnashua.org/artwalk-2016-overview to see all that you can experience and enjoy.
NCMS will be providing two awesome family friendly activities during the 12th Annual Nashua Artwalk at the Nashua Public Library Plaza:
Saturday, Oct. 15th 12-2pm: Bucket Blast Drumming Workshop and Recycled Percussion Obstacle Course
Sunday, Oct. 16th 1pm-2pm: Family African Drumming
NCMS announces their fall fundraiser, Casino Night! Visit The River Casino in Milford, NH for a fun evening of games, music, and good drinks.
The Main Event:
Friday, Sept. 30th 8pm-11pm
Featuring games, door prizes, and live music by NCMS students and friends.
Vegas-style table games: Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and much more!
Please note that this event is 21+.
The River Casino 185 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055
Join us from Sunday, Sept 25th-Friday, Sept 30th and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Nashua Community Music School.
Interested in learning what the Nashua Community Music School has to offer? Show up anytime from 5-7pm to try out a free group class, take a tour, meet some of our friendly teaching artists and staff, and learn more about all of our great music programs!
Learn more about free trial class schedule and special family activities by visiting our Fall Open House page!
Don't miss the opportunity to watch a full orchestra of ukuleles come play an awesome set of Beatles tunes under the direction of Mike Loce. NCMS is proud to host this most unique event!
Sliding scale pay-what-you-can tickets: $5-25
Singers, songwriters and musicians of all kinds are invited to share their music with others in this unique setting. All performers are welcome to use our wireless mics, sound system, and professional grade baby grand piano to play the open mic set of your dreams in the beautiful NCMS Recital Hall. Please note that this event is geared towards adults and mature high school students.
Drop-in rate: $5
This event is FREE for current NCMS students and their families.
NCMS is proud to host a full recital featuring our adult clarinet student, Alice Regneri, with former NCMS voice instructor, Janet Poisson, accompanied by Karen Sayward on the piano. Alice is a student of Karen Luttik. You won't want to miss it!
Make sure to grab your piece of the musical action at NCMS this summer! Students new to NCMS are welcome to request a lesson time or register for a spot in Summer Camp. Current students are welcome to re-register at any time. Pick and choose your lessons and 1 week summer music camps around your own schedule.
NCMS will be participating in the 2016 Parenting New Hampshire's Summer Camp Expo! Visit our table to receive all of the details about our exciting summer camp and program offerings for students of all ages.
What do sword, giants, warrior gods, and a magical ring have in common? Join Symphony NH Conductor Jonathan McPhee to find out! For music enthusiasts of all ages looking to explore the most magical and mythical story in operatic history, don’t miss this open discussion on the story of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
For more information please visit http://symphonynh.org/ and click on the Wagner Essential Ring tab on the home page. RSVP is not required but encouraged! To RSVP visit the SymphonyNH Facebook page event or contact Audrey at (603) 595-9156 firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who RSVP will be entered to win 2 Free Tickets to Symphony NH’s Essential Ring, Part 1 on April 3rd!
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
The DoubleNecks Guitar Duo℠ are two guitarists and educators from New England. The professional act consists of NCMS Guitar Instructor, Mike Loce, and Jim Gaudette, and with an affinity for all things guitar, they decided to get it together in 2007. They’ve had interesting shows with a constantly evolving sound. Original compositions based on a mood are prevalent in their performance, as well as traditional instrumental guitar favorites from any decade of the 20th century. The two guys enjoy guitar playing and want the music to be enjoyed by you, the listener.
Please note that this concert features a pay-what-you-can sliding scale ticket price of $5-$25 in effort to make these concert opportunities available to all.
Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month!
Drop-in for this NEW monthly fun and relaxed ukulele jam session hosted by Mike Loce! Bring your own instrument or call ahead to borrow a house uke. This Uke Jam Session is great for adults and kids 10 and up that have a familiarity with the ukulele and know how to play basic chords. No registration required, this is a drop-in event.
Drop-in Rate: $10 per individual or $20 per family
FREE for current NCMS private lesson students and their families.
Visit the NCMS info table at the Nashua Farmer's Market on Sunday, August 30th from 10am-2pm! You can pick up your produce, support local vendors and artisans, and learn about how to cultivate your musical side in this one stop local shopping experience.
The City of Nashua and the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the Nashua Goes Back to School Event at the Nashua Public Library! All parents and students are invited to attend. The event will feature a meet-and-greet with Nashua School District principals who will be distributing donated school supplies. In addition, there will be raffles, giveaways, and of course NCMS will be there to talk about their exciting roster of Fall Music Programs!
Come meet NCMS staff and learn about all the exciting Fall lessons and programs at NCMS! We'll be at the Pheasant Lane Mall and the Mall of New Hampshire on Saturday, August 22nd from 11am-2pm during the Back To School Kidgits event hosted by Simon Malls.
Pheasant Lane Mall: 310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 (North Court in front of Dick's Sporting Goods)
Mall of NH: 1500 S Willow St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03103 (JCPenney Court)
Not sure if "Trash Talk" is for you? Join us this summer for our drop-in workshop: "Trash Talk Summer Blast!" These two 90 minute workshops will have you drumming like a pro along side Percussion Instructor Ray Aucoin the rest of the Trash Talk team. This group is open to anyone with an interest in rhythm and drumming (not just drummers). No experience necessary. For Ages High School through adult!
Wednesday, July 15th 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, August 12th 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $30 for 2 sessions/$20 for 1 session
Gate City Trio performs
Music As Language
The Gate City Trio, made up of NCMS instructors Karen Luttik, Clarinet, Lindsay Rinaldi, Voice and NCMS piano accompanist Molly Lozeau will perform "It’s All About the Words." a delightful trio concert for the Nashua Public Library's popular Bach Lunch Series. This is a FREE concert and open to the public and we encourage all students and their families to come check out these instructors practicing what they preach.
Spend a day at the Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson, NH and go home with some useful—or just plain fun—new skills. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm you can ramble through the library and watch short demos and learn new skills in 15 minutes or less.
Visit the NCMS info table between 11:00am-2:00pm to take experience our quick music demo:
"How To Find Your Inner Beat...an intro to body percussion"
Come join Nashua Community Music School Drum Instructor Ray Aucoin and his team of assistants in learning the basics of rhythm through body percussion. Find a beat, learn a pattern and play it using your body as the drum! If you like this, check out our extended workshop "How To Bang Your Bucket" later in the afternoon!
Check out our FREE, hour long featured workshop "How To Bang Your Bucket" in the outdoor tent taught by NCMS drum instructor, Ray Aucoin. Exact time is TBD.