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.


The SKS Community Comes Together for the Holidays

December 20th, 2018|Arts, Miscellaneous, Music|

  As our students were busy studying for final exams and getting ready to depart for Winter Break, they also took some time out to get into the holiday spirit. This year, the fun and festivities began on the evening of Saturday, December 15, when students converged on The Homestead, home of Headmaster Jonathan Lamb and Toni Scherrer, to realize a long-standing Storm King tradition – holiday cookie decorating. Ms. Scherrer, affectionately known as “Ms. [...]

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