The Storm King School is a member of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). The Music Arts curriculum features the fundamentals of music in theory and practice. Melody, harmony, rhythm, and form constitute the building blocks. We study ear training, transcription, composition, orchestration, analysis, melody writing, counterpoint, and more, through individual personalized sessions and group seminars. Students read music, compose their own songs, explore different instruments — all in an effort to better understand each student’s personal means of musical expression. Students’ work is performed on both formal and informal concerts and every effort is made to produce near professional recordings. Students have the opportunity to provide soundtracks and may work with dancers, poets, playwrights and more.

Meet the Faculty

Burr Johnson
Guitar Instructor
Gabriela Mikova-Johnson
Voice Instructor
Alva Nelson
Music Director

Classes Offered

Private music lessons for most instruments are offered weekly. Sessions are taught by some of New York City’s most accomplished professional musicians.

Departmental Overview


SKS Celebrates the Holidays with Music and Dance

December 19th, 2019|Arts, Dance, Miscellaneous, Music|

  The end of the fall semester is always bustling at SKS. As our students study for final exams and get ready to depart for Winter Break, they also have the chance to get into the holiday spirit with various events, food, and fun on campus. This year, the festivities began on the evening of Thursday, December 12, when students in Mrs. Jacobson’s Dance class performed at the Walter Reade Jr. Theatre at the 2019 [...]

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