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North Valley Music School is the only non-profit, community music school in Montana. Located in beautiful Whitefish, we annually serve 400 students of all ages through private lessons, early childhood music, performing ensembles, group classes, workshops, master classes, and summer camps. We also bring music to over 1,500 community members each year with our faculty and student concerts and community performances. This year we are celebrating our 18th year of enriching our community through musical education and performance. Our faculty of 9 offers private lessons in Piano, Violin, Viola, Bass, Electric Bass, Voice, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Harp, and Flute. Scholarships are available for all ages. NVMS relies on donations and grants from individuals, businesses and foundations to keep our school running and provide an affordable, quality music education for all (see Support NVMS). NVMS is housed in a historic Whitefish building at 432 Spokane Avenue (Hwy 93), convenient to downtown and schools.

 

 

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I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.  Plato

 

JOIN US FOR THE ACOUSTIC JAM

 

Welcome to our third year of acoustic jamming at the North Valley Music School!
We will be playing music in the Great Room at the school every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm.

I would like to announce some creative additions to our usual jam format. In answer to a lot of requests from students and friends and relatives of students I am going to have the second and the last Wednesday of the month, devoted to focusing on clarity and timing in playing the songs by slowing down the tempo and covering a select few pieces during the jam. This will enable musicians new to the jam to be able to get used to the format and back-up and/or solo at a tempo that is a little more "user friendly". It will also give the regulars a chance to really work on technique and improvisation as well as help coach the newer members when needed. In addition, I am considering having the last Wednesday be a session where we have more singing for those who would like to do some vocals. 

(No charge, but donations always gratefully accepted.)