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.


Musical Ensemble Plays for Senior Citizens

October 10th, 2019|Arts, Miscellaneous, Music, Service Learning|

  On Tuesday, October 8, members of the Storm King Music Ensemble and Choir volunteered their time, talent, and enthusiasm for the senior citizens residing at the New Windsor Country Inn assisted living home, bringing smiles to the faces of all. The students performed a number of jazz hits including “Lady Bird” and “Blues Overture” to the delight of the residents, who were clapping and toe-tapping in less than 10 minutes.     The young [...]

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