Private Lessons for all ages

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) offers private instruction in:

Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Guitar
Piano  |  Voice  |  Flute  |  Trumpet  |  Percussion

We welcome students of all ages, including adults!

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Our faculty members are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline. Click on an instrument above to see a list of teachers.

Private lessons are offered at 3 locations: (Click HERE for maps)

  • Lakeside Park, KY 41017 (main campus)
  • Southgate, KY 41071
  • Boone County, KY 41042

Private lesson tuition, per 10-week term:

  • 30-minute lessons: $260
  • 45-minute lessons: $370
  • 60-minute lessons: $480

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Click here for our school policies.

2017-18 NKYSM Recitals:
Free and open to the public

  • Saturday, November 18 (1:00 pm & 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, November 19 (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, February 18 (2:00 pm & 6:30 pm)
  • Saturday, May 5 (1:00 pm & 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, May 6 (2:00 pm)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Registration

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

2017-18 Registration

Please read our School of Music Policies by clicking HERE.
Please download our 2017-18 Calendar for Private Lessons by clicking HERE.

Detailed tuition information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.

~ 3 Ways to Register ~

1. Online registration:

Available for all lessons and programs. Click here to be directed to our online payment provider.
 

2. Paper registration:

Print out a form, attach a check, and mail/hand-deliver your registration.

Checks made payable to: Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

Mailing address:
        Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
        2551 Dixie Highway
        Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Drop-off mail slot:
        Secured mail slot beside the Northern Kentucky School of Music registration table on the 2nd floor, near the Immanuel church offices.
 

3. Phone registration:

Call us with credit/debit card information at (859) 341-8555.
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.


Detailed tuition information:

2017-18 program dates

Orchestras including Mozart Strings and Beethoven Strings, and choirs: (Semester system)

  • Fall 2017 semester: Sept – Dec
    Christmas break: Dec. 20, 2017 – Jan 2018
     
  • Spring 2018 semester: Jan – April

Private Lessons for all ages, and Suzuki Lessons:
Missed the starting date? No problem! Call us at (859) 341-8555.
2017-18 Calendar for Private Lessons: Click HERE for pdf file.

  • Fall 2017 term: Sept. 10 – Nov. 18
    Break week: Nov. 19-25
     
  • Winter 2017-18 term: Nov. 26 - Feb. 17
    Christmas break: Dec. 20 - Jan. 2
    Break week: Feb. 18-24
     
  • Spring 2018 term: Feb. 25 - May 5
    Break week: May 6-12

Summer 2018:

  • 10-week term: May 13 - July 21, 2018
    OR
  • 15-week session: May 13 - Aug. 25, 2018

Private lessons

Private lesson tuition is per 10-week term. Enrollment is open to all ages, including adults.

30-minute private lessons: $260
45-minute private lessons: $370
60-minute private lessons: $480

For more info about private lessons, click HERE.

Suzuki violin & viola program

Suzuki tuition is per 10-week term.
Includes 10 private lessons and 8 group classes (45-min classes).

30-minute Suzuki lessons: $345
45-minute Suzuki lessons: $455
60-minute Suzuki lessons: $565

For more info about the Suzuki Program, click HERE.

Mozart Strings

Mozart Strings (Beginner/Level 1 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Mozart tuition: $160 per semester per student.

Mozart tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Online access to weekly practice videos.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Mozart tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Mozart Strings, click HERE.

Beethoven Strings

Beethoven Strings (2nd yr/Level 2 class) tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Beethoven tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Beethoven tuition includes:

  • Weekly on-site class (60-min classes).
  • Private Saturday lessons with members of the Southbank Quartet @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Beethoven tuition does not include instrument rental.

For more info about Beethoven Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Concert Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Concert Strings tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Concert Strings, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Orchestra tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Orchestra tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (125-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • 4 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Youth Orchestra, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Advanced (Level 5) auditioned high school string orchestra. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Youth Sinfonia tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (135-min rehearsals) @ Southgate, 41071.
  • 5 public performances total during the school year.

For requirements and more info about Youth Sinfonia, click HERE.

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices) 6th grade & up. Tuition is per semester. 2 semesters each year: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Children's Ensemble tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Children's Ensemble tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (120-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Multiple public performances.

For requirements and more info about the Children's Ensemble, click HERE.

Voices of the Commonwealth

Innovative choir (large group and small group) for adults who love to sing. No auditions for large group. Tuition is per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition: $60 per 10-week term.

Voices of the Commonwealth tuition includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal (90-min rehearsals) @ Immanuel UMC, Lakeside Park, 41017.
  • Auditioned small group: Additional 30-min weekly rehearsal.
  • Performances with orchestra and professional soloists.
  • Travel/tours involved, but optional.

Tuition does not include individual scores.

For more info about Voices of the Commonwealth, click HERE.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Policies & Safe Sanctuaries

Tuition policy
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  • Tuition is required prior to a student's 1st lessons/classes.
  • New private-lesson students may enter at any point during the year and prorate their tuition.
  • Tuition is non-refundable after the 2nd week of the term.
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Lesson cancellation policy
  • One (1) make-up lesson is permitted per 10-week term.
  • Lessons cancelled by the student with at least 24-hours notice will be rescheduled.
  • Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be rescheduled.
Safe Sanctuaries policy

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) is committed to providing a "safe sanctuary" for children and persons of all ages to experience music education. We have established policies that protect this environment. We commit to compliance on our part and expect it from those who entrust their children to us.

  1. All students under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult (other than the instructor) over the age of 18, who will remain in the immediate vicinity with a visual contact of the student and instructor during the private lesson.
     
  2. All classes and lessons will be taught in rooms with windows, or the doors will remain open during lessons.
     
  3. All NKYSM instructors will have yearly background checks and will comply with the guidelines for "Screening and Hiring of Paid Staff" as specified in our policy.

If you would like to have a full copy of our policy, please contact Toni Sheffer, NKYSM Director: toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org

Snow policy
  • If serious weather conditions occur, a decision to close will be published by email, website, phone messages, and/or TV stations by 2:00 pm.
  • Variables to be considered:
    • Whether sidewalks and parking lots can be cleared of snow/ice before traffic flow arrives.
    • Whether an authorized staff member is available to secure the building at closing.
  • Check our website at www.nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555 after 2:00 pm.
  • Cancellations of schools will not determine our closings as the variables are quite different.
Parking policy
  • Free parking is available in our parking lots.
  • Please do not park in designated handicap spots unless you have an appropriate permit.
  • At Immanuel UMC in Lakeside Park, please refrain from parking on Arcadia Ave, as this is residential street parking.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

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News

News

from the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
 

April 3, 2017

The Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra and the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia travelled to Orlando, FL to compete in the national Orlando Heritage Festival. Our orchestras received glowing feedback from the adjudicators and won several awards!

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra:

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  • Gold Rating (93 average score) (Jr division needs to be above 85 to get a gold)
  • Adjudicator Award (This acknowledges groups that scored above a 92 average)
  • Invitation to the Festival of Gold
  • Maestro Awards for Abby Eakins and Johannes Schwarz for their solo

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia:

  • Gold Rating (99 average score) (AAA division needs to be above 92 to get a gold)
  • Adjudicator Award (This acknowledges groups that scored above a 92 average)
  • Outstanding Orchestra Award (This is awarded to the top scoring Orchestra from the entire competition)
  • Invitation to the Festival of Gold
  • Maestro Awards for Aidan Hedrick, Chelsea Russell, and Gabby Sewell for their solos

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel

  • Sweepstakes Award
    This is an award that is given to the school with two groups participating with the highest overall scores. Northern KY School of Music won over every instrumental group (band, jazz band, orchestra, etc.) that participated in the competition.

Congratulations!!!


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Orchestras

NKYSM Orchestras

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Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Mozart Strings

Northern Kentucky Mozart Strings

Level 1 Beginning string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass) for 3rd and 4th grade students
with no previous experience. Taught on-site at local elementary schools.

If your Northern Kentucky school is interested in having these before-school or after-school classes, contact Ellen Stephens at ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org or call (859) 341-8555. We will come and present a demo during the school day. This is followed by an informational parent meeting the next week which includes class registration and instrument rental (student is sized and is given their instrument at the meeting).


Mozart Strings runs for 2 semesters: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr. Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Tuition includes:

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  • 1 weekly 60-minute class, on-site before or after school.
  • Online access to weekly practice videos.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Mozart Strings t-shirt.

Mozart Strings tuition: $160 per semester per student. All Mozart Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.

2nd year students (or those with some prior experience) may enter the Beethoven Strings program.


Mozart Strings: 2017 Parent Meetings

The parent meetings (approx 45 minutes) will include class registration and instrument rental (student is sized and is given their instrument at the meeting).

Attend any meeting to sign-up for any Mozart Strings location:

Monday, August 28, 2017
       
6:30 pm Villa Madonna Academy
        6:30 pm Shirley Mann Elementary

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
       
6:30 pm North Pointe Elementary
        6:30 pm Stephens Elementary
        6:30 pm Longbranch Elementary

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
       
6:30 pm Goodridge @ Conner MS
        6:30 pm Thornwilde Elementary

Thursday, August 31, 2017
       
6:30 pm Caywood Elementary
        6:30 pm Summit View Academy
        6:30 pm Hinsdale Elementary

Friday, September 1, 2017: No parent meetings

Friday, September 8, 2017
       
7:00 pm Our Lady of the Assumption Academy (Mozart Strings and private lessons)


Mozart Strings: 2017-18 Schedule

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Mozart Strings 2017-18 Saturday classes:

Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
        Saturday, Oct 28 (9:00-11:00 am, dress-up encouraged)
        Saturday, Nov 18 (9:00-11:00 am)
        Saturday, Mar 10 (9:00-11:00 am)
        Saturday, Apr 21 (9:00-11:00 am)

Mozart Strings 2017-18 Performances:

        Saturday, December 9, 2017
                Holiday Concert (1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm)
                4 concerts total, Mozart Strings school assignments TBA
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

        Saturday, March 17, 2018
                Barnes & Noble Performance (1:30 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

        Sunday, April 29, 2018
                Spring Concert (1:00, 3:30 pm)
                2 concerts total, Mozart Strings school assignments TBA
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Mozart Strings 2017-18 School Schedule:

Choose the location and time that best fits your schedule.

Tuesdays
        7:30-8:30 am  Thornwilde (1st class: Sept 5)
        3:00-4:00 pm  Summit View (1st class: Sept 5)
        3:45-4:45 pm  Hinsdale (1st class: Sept 5)
        4:00-5:00 pm  Goodridge/Connor MS (1st class: Sept 5)

Wednesdays
        7:30-8:30 am  Longbranch (1st class: Sept 6)
        3:45-4:45 pm  Our Lady of the Assumption (1st class: Sept 13)
        3:45-4:45 pm  Shirley Mann (1st class: Sept 6)

Thursdays
        2:45-3:45 pm  Villa Madonna (1st class: Sept 7)
        3:45-4:45 pm  Caywood (1st class: Sept 7)
        3:45-4:45 pm  North Pointe (1st class: Sept 7)
        3:45-4:45 pm  Stephens (1st class: Sept 7)

TBA
        River Ridge


Our Mozart Strings teachers are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Beethoven Strings

Northern Kentucky Beethoven Strings

2nd-year string class (violin/viola/cello/double bass)
for 4th and 5th grade students. Taught on-site at local elementary schools.

Requirement: The completion of Mozart Strings, or 1 year of private lessons, or the equivalent. No audition required.

Beethoven Strings runs for 2 semesters: Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr. Classes are taught on-site, before or after school. Each weekly class is 60 minutes.

Tuition includes:

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  • 1 weekly 60-minute class, on-site before or after school.
  • Private Saturday lessons with members of the Southbank Quartet @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.
  • 2 Saturday classes each semester @ Immanuel UMC.
  • 3 public performances total during the school year.
  • Beethoven Strings t-shirt.

Beethoven Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student. All Beethoven Strings classes have an enrollment minimum of 14 students.


Beethoven Strings: 2017 Parent Meetings

Parent meetings are approx 45 minutes. Attend any meeting to sign-up for any Beethoven Strings location:

Monday, August 28, 2017
        7:15 pm Villa Madonna Academy
        7:15 pm Mann Elementary

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
        7:15 pm North Pointe Elementary (North Pointe/Thornwilde)
        7:15 pm Longbranch Elementary

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
        7:15 pm Goodridge @ Conner MS (Goodridge/Stephens)

Thursday, August 31, 2017
        7:15 pm Caywood Elementary
        7:15 pm Summit View Academy
        7:15 pm Hinsdale Elementary


Beethoven Strings: 2017-18 Schedule

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Beethoven Strings 2017-18 Saturday classes:

Classes are organized via online sign-up sheet. The link will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.
        Saturday, Oct 28 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm, dress-up encouraged)
        Saturday, Nov 18 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
        Saturday, Mar 10 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
        Saturday, Apr 21 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Beethoven Strings 2017-18 Saturday Southbank private lessons:

Bonus private lessons available on Saturdays for no extra fee. Further info to follow.

Beethoven Strings 2017-18 Performances:

        Saturday, December 9, 2017
                Holiday Concert (3:00 pm)
                @ Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

        Saturday, March 17, 2018
                Barnes & Noble Performance (2:30 pm)
                @ Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

        Sunday, April 29, 2018
                Spring Concert (1:00 pm)
                @ Historic Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Beethoven Strings School Schedule, Fall 2017:

Choose the location and time that best fits your schedule.

Tuesdays
        4:15-5:15 pm  Summit View (1st class: Sept 5)
        5:00-6:00 pm  Hinsdale (1st class: Sept 5)
        5:15-6:15 pm  Conner MS - Goodridge/Stephens (1st class: Sept 5)

Wednesdays
        5:00-6:00 pm  Shirley Mann (1st class: Sept 6)

Thursdays
        7:30-8:30 am  Longbranch (1st class: Sept 7)
        4:00-5:00 pm  Villa Madonna (1st class: Sept 7)
        5:00-6:00 pm  Caywood (1st class: Sept 7)
        5:00-6:00 pm  North Pointe - North Pointe/Thornwilde (1st class: Sept 7)

TBA
        River Ridge


Our Beethoven Strings teachers are professional musicians with university degrees in their discipline:


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings

Northern Kentucky Concert Strings
Michelle Carroll, director

Young, intermediate (Level 3) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 5th-7th grade with 3-5 years experience.

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Rehearsals:
          Wednesdays, 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm. (First rehearsal: Sept 6, 2017)
          Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.
Concert Strings tuition: $190 per semester per student.

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Click HERE for Concert Strings Student Expectations.


2017-18 Concert Strings Performances:
        Saturday, Oct 28: (2-8 pm) Joint Concert with Conner MS. Workshop with the Southbank Quartet.
        Saturday, Dec 9: (1:00 pm) Holiday Concert
        Saturday, Mar 17: (3:30 pm) Barnes & Noble on the Levee
        Sunday, Apr 29: (1:00 pm) Spring Concert, Historic Memorial Hall


Concert Strings auditions:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC (9:00 am - 12 noon)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (1 or 2 octaves) C, G, D, F, and Bb Major.
  • Prepared work demonstrating the student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • 3 excerpts as given. Click to download excerpts:

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra

Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced intermediate (Level 4) auditioned string orchestra.
No age restriction, approximately 7th-10th grade with 4-6 years experience.

Rehearsals:
          Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. (First rehearsal: Sept 7, 2017)
          Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

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Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.
Youth Orchestra tuition:  $190 per semester per student.

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Click HERE for Youth Orchestra Student Expectations.


2017-18 NKYO Performances:
        Saturday, Oct 28: (2-8 pm) Joint Concert with Conner MS. Workshop with the Southbank Quartet.
        Saturday, Dec 9: (5:00 pm) Holiday Concert
        Saturday, Mar 17: (4:30 pm) Barnes & Noble on the Levee
        April 5-8: Competition & tour in St. Louis, MO
        Sunday, Apr 29: (3:30 pm) Spring Concert, Historic Memorial Hall


Youth Orchestra auditions:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC (9:00 am - 12 noon)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (2 octaves) C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • 2-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating vibrato and shifting. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov (Listen here)
    - Impresario Overture by Mozart (Listen here)
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Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia

Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia
Ellen C. Stephens, director

Award-winning advanced (Level 5) auditioned string orchestra.
High school students only.

Rehearsals:
          Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 pm. (First rehearsal: Sept 6, 2017)
          New Hope Campus, 22 Wm Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071 (Click here for map)

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Duration: 2 semesters (Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr).
Requirements: Enrollment in private lessons, and an annual audition.
Youth Sinfonia tuition: $190 per semester per student.

Click HERE for Registration information.

Click HERE for Youth Sinfonia Student Expectations.


2017-18 Youth Sinfonia Performances:
        Sunday, Nov 19: Immanuel UMC
        Thursday, Dec 7: (7:00 pm) The Carnegie, Covington
        Saturday, Dec 9: (7:00 pm) Holiday Concert
        Saturday, Jan 27: (7:00 pm) Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff
        Saturday, Feb 17: (7:00 pm) Julia Bartles Concerto Competition
        April 5-8: Competition & tour, St. Louis, MO
        Sunday, Apr 29: (3:30 pm) Spring Concert, Historic Memorial Hall


Youth Sinfonia auditions:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ Immanuel UMC (9:00 am - 12 noon)
Contact ellen.stephens@nkyschoolofmusic.org to schedule an audition.

  • Scales: (3 octaves) A, E, Eb, and Ab Major.
  • Scales: (3 octaves) c, f, f#, and c# minor.
  • 3-octave chromatic scale from lowest open string only.
  • Prepared work demonstrating student's abilities. Piano accompaniment not necessary.
  • Sightreading.
  • Total of 4 excerpts as given, from:
    - Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Adagietto (except double bass) (Listen here)
    - Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op. 110 (Listen here)
    - Bach's Brandenburg No. 5 (double bass only) (Listen here)
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Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Choirs

NKYSM Choirs

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Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble

Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble

Lauren Hatter Barnhill, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Choral training for treble singers (unchanged voices), 6th grade and up.

A great way to spend Wednesday afternoons! Meet new people, learn new songs, and travel to new places. Plus, sing a diverse collection of music from multiple countries in various languages. Styles also include Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and Folk. This choir has a rich tradition in choral music and performs in the community as well as across the state and nation.

Auditions:
Auditions for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017, beginning at 4:00 pm. 
Please call (859) 341-8555 for appointment, though walk-ins are also welcome.

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Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Tuition:    $190 per semester per student.
Duration: 2 semesters per year, Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr.

Registration information can be found on our Registration page.

Performances:

  • Spring 2017 Concert: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:00 pm
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    415 Park Ave, Newport, KY
    Tickets $5, $10, $20
     
  • Past events include:
    • Ken Lucas' retirement dinner.
    • Rosemary Clooney's Homecoming for KET.
    • Performance with the Canadian Brass at the Aronoff.
    • Singing the national anthem at a Red's baseball game.
    • Being the on-stage children's choir for the Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at the Taft Theatre.
    • Performing as a guest group for CarolFest in Music Hall.
    • Featured performers at the Kentucky Music Educator's Conference in Louisville on several occasions.
    • Featured performer at Governor Ernie Fletcher's inauguration.
    • Taping for TV's Mickey's 100th birthday celebration shown on Christmas Day.
    • Hosted at National Children's Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall in 1998 and 2002; returned as a participant in 2014.
       
  • Past tours to Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Champagne, Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto CA, Windsor CA, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Washington D.C., and San Antonio.

Awards:

  • Nashville Worldstrides Onstage Competition
    • Rating: Gold
    • Adjudicator’s Award for scores above 95
    • Outstanding Choral Ensemble of the competition (all other choral ensembles were high schoolers)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Voices of the Commonwealth

Voices of the Commonwealth
Tony Burdette, Artistic Director
Toni Sheffer, Piano

Adult Choral Music for a New Generation

A fresh new approach for busy adults in the 21st century. Fit the joy of singing into your hectic schedule! This choir meets weekly for a 10-week period and then performs a concert with orchestra and professional soloists. The programming is diverse, fun, challenging, and educational.

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Rehearsals: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park 41017
        Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (full group)
        Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:00 pm (VOCE auditioned group)

Fall 2017 term: Sept 5 - Nov 11, 2017 (10 weeks)

Tuition: $60 per 10-week term. Tuition does not include individual scores.

Registration info can be found on our Registration page.

For more information, contact Tony Burdette: tonyburdette@juno.com


Performances:

  • Spring 2017 Concert: Dan Forest's Jubilate Deo
    Sunday, April 30
    With the Beaufort, SC choir and the Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble.
     
  • Fall 2016 Concert: "The British Invasion"
    Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm, Covington Cathedral of the Basilica
    Program: John Rutter's Requiem; other British pieces.
     
  • January 2016: The Voices traveled to New York City and performed Dan Forest's Requiem of the Living in Carnegie Hall. Tony Burdette was tenor soloist and Toni Sheffer was rehearsal accompanist.
     
  • May 2015: The Voices traveled to Washington DC to participate in the National Memorial Day Festival. They performed at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), accompanied by the National Air Force Symphony Orchestra.

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Suzuki Program

NKYSM Suzuki Strings Program

What is the Suzuki Method?

The Suzuki Method is inspired by the ease and manner with which children learn their native language or "mother tongue". Developed more than 50 years ago by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method is now taught worldwide on many instruments, including violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, guitar, and harp. Recently, Suzuki voice and trumpet were introduced.

Dr. Suzuki’s approach adapted some basic principles of language acquisition. Scroll down to read more about Dr. Suzuki's approach.


About the Northern Kentucky School of Music Suzuki Program

Our program offers Suzuki violin, viola, and cello.

For beginner students, private lessons are 30 minutes each. Beginner parents are also taught violin/viola and share the lesson with their child. We encourage prospective families to contact us about scheduling lesson observations.

Our Suzuki teachers are professional musicians with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in music performance. They have also taken Suzuki Teacher Training courses through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have extensive Suzuki experience.

For more information, send an email to:
suzuki.nkysom@gmail.com


2017-18 Suzuki Program information:

During each 10-week term, Suzuki students receive:

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  • 10 weekly private lessons. See our locations.
  • 8 group classes (45 minutes each), as scheduled at Immanuel UMC. Contact us for the Suzuki Program calendar.
  • Several opportunities for public performances both as a group and individually.

Immanuel UMC: 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, 41017

Tuition per 10-week term:

  • 30-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $345 per term
  • 45-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $455 per term
  • 60-minute Suzuki lessons, and group classes: $565 per term

Registration information can be found on the Registration page.

School policies can be found on the Policies page.

2017-18 Suzuki Program Performances: Open and free to the public

  • Sunday, Oct 22, 2017: Suzuki Student Recital, Immanuel UMC (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, Dec 3, 2017: Suzuki Groups Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, Jan 28, 2018: Suzuki Student Recital, Immauel UMC (2:00 pm)
  • Saturday, Mar 17, 2018: Suzuki Groups at Barnes & Noble on the Levee, Newport (12 noon)
  • Sunday, Apr 22, 2018: Suzuki Student Recital, Immanuel UMC (2:00 pm)

Dr. Suzuki’s approach towards music education adapted some basic principles of language acquisition:

Parental involvement in a nurturing environment.
The parent learns to play the instrument before their beginner child does. This allows them to better understand what the child is learning. During daily practice, the parent becomes the "home teacher" and provides demonstration for and assistance to their child. They are expected to participate in all lessons and classes alongside the student.

A healthy learning environment is emphasized, and is created by the parent and the private teacher in partnership. This environment includes structured practice, sincere encouragement, acknowledgement of the child’s efforts, appropriate praise, and patience, with minimal distractions.

An early start.
While it is never too late to start learning an instrument, the most important developmental years are the early years. Listening to classical music can begin at birth. Lessons can begin as early as age 3 or 4; many students begin during their preschool or kindergarten years.

Listening and repetition.
Children listen to words over and over again as they learn to speak. Likewise, Suzuki students listen repeatedly to recordings of professional musicians performing the Suzuki repertoire.

Small, progressive steps in a non-competitive setting.
Each student learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered well. Previous repertoire is continually refined and polished, and is frequently used as a platform for learning new, more complex techniques. By the time a Suzuki student reaches Violin Book 4 (there are 10 books), he/she will know over an hour’s worth of music by memory.

Other important aspects of the Suzuki Method include the use of a well-designed curriculum and peer learning. Note reading is not taught until basic playing techniques have been mastered, making the Suzuki Method an ideal way for young children to learn the violin.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Programs

2017 NKYSM Summer Programs

For information about private lessons, click HERE.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Program Registration

NKYSM Summer Program Registration

Thank you for a fun-filled and exciting summer!
Plan to join us in Summer 2018!


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Theatreworks

Theatreworks: Musical Theatre & Fun With Acting

Lisa Bodollo, director

For ages 6 to 14. No previous experience required!

June 19-23, 2017
     Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. (Bring a lunch.)
     Friday: 1:00 - 6:00 pm. (Pizza party!)
     Final Production: Friday, June 23, 6:00 pm. Family and friends invited.

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Theatreworks is a fun, safe backdrop where students can come together to learn "Fun With Acting" or "Musical Theatre" in an artistic playground. Our professional teaching staff is the finest in the city and always looks forward to working with students of this age. Educational: Yes!!!  And plenty of Summer Camp fun!!!

Choose the category that most interests your child. Each category is divided into youngest, middle, and oldest groups.

Fun With Acting concentrates on improvisation, character development for the stage, voice/imagination activities, pantomime, script creation, acting games, storytelling, set/prop design, and acting skills.

Musical Theatre emphasizes Broadway songs and choreography, script creation, acting games, movement fun, prop/set design, and musical acting skills.

All participants receive a Theatreworks t-shirt.
 
2017 Tuition: $180 per student

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Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Summer Strings Club

Summer Strings Club

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
June 7 - July 26, 2017

For students who have completed Mozart Strings, Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons.

No audition required. Approximately 3rd-6th grade.

Fun weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, special workshops, and spirit wear contest!

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

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Final Concert: Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
     Devou Park Band Shell
     BYOP (bring your own picnic)

2017 Tuition: $150 per student

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

You might also be interested in:

Masterworks for Strings (NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons. No audition)
Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Masterworks for Strings

Masterworks for Strings

Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:45 pm
June 7 - July 26, 2017

For students in NKYO, Sinfonia, or 3+ years of private lessons.

No audition required. Approximately 7th-12th grade.

Weekly activities: Orchestra, sectionals, and special workshops.

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Final Concert: Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm
     Devou Park Band Shell
     BYOP (bring your own picnic)

2017 Tuition: $180 per student

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

You might also be interested in:

- Summer Strings Club (Mozart/Beethoven Strings, Concert Strings, or 1-3 years of private lessons. No audition)
Chamber Players (intermediate and advanced auditions)

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Chamber Players

Chamber Players

June 19 - August 12, 2017

Experience an additional dimension to music through small ensembles, with each student playing their own individual part. The students become soloists within their small group, refining and developing skills of leadership, musicality, and confidence.

Coachings: Five (5) 120-min coachings, and additional 120-min practice sessions. Each group is scheduled individually.
Example coaching times are Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Final concert: Saturday, August 12, Immanuel UMC (4:00 pm)

2017 Chamber Players Tuition: $180 per student

2017 Chamber Players Auditions:
     Wednesday, May 17
     Wednesday, May 24

Audition Requirements:

  • Intermediate Level:
    • A Major scale (2 octaves)
    • B-flat Major scale (2 octaves)
    • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)
       
  • Advanced Level:
    • A-flat Major scale (3 octaves)
    • B minor scale (3 octaves)
    • Prepared piece (Please provide two copies for the audition)

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Suzuki Summer Workshop

NKYSM Suzuki Summer Workshop

Date: June 21-23, 2017 (Wednesday to Friday)

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Boone County campus, Immanuel UMC
     1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence, KY 41042

Activities: Daily group classes (2), masterclass, and craft. Snack provided.

Showcase: Friday June 23, 12:15 pm, Boone County campus. All welcome.

Guest clinician: Gayane Grigoryan (Puget Sound)

Enrollment: For students who use the Suzuki method and who have attended Suzuki group classes. Parents are welcome to observe all activities; attendance is optional.

2017 Tuition: $100 early bird (due 5/19), $125 regular (due 6/9), $150 late (if space available).

Click HERE for information about the NKYSM Suzuki Program.

Click HERE to see other Summer Programs at NKYSM.


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Guitar + Ukelele Camp

Guitar + Ukelele Camp

Dr. Chris Wilke, director/teacher

For ages 7 & up. Minimum 6 months experience.

July 10-14, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Location: Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Meet in Room #10 upon entering the building from the parking lot.

Recital: Friday, July 14, 11:30 am, Immanuel UMC Sanctuary
Free and open to the public

This camp will explore technique, small ensembles, special topics, and Intro to Improvisation including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, and Bluegrass.

2017 Tuition: $160 per student

To register: Click HERE for Summer Program registration

Click HERE to see all of our Summer Programs


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Teaching Faculty

NKYSM Teaching Faculty

All of our faculty members are professional musicians with
university degrees in their discipline.

Click on an instrument or program to see the associated faculty members:

Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double bass  |  Suzuki Program
Piano  |  Voice  |  Guitar  |  Flute  |  Trumpet  |  Percussion
Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble
Voices of the Commonwealth

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Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel: Leadership

Violin faculty
Viola faculty
Cello faculty
Double bass faculty
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Voice faculty
Guitar faculty
Flute faculty
Trumpet faculty
Drums and Percussion faculty

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Southbank Quartet

Southbank Quartet

The Southbank Quartet of the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel (NKYSM) was formed in 2012. The group is referred to as "Musicians at work"! All members are dedicated to the community’s needs, with a targeted focus on youth outreach and enrichment.

The Quartet members teach private lessons to over 90 string students at NKYSM. The members also teach and direct the Mozart (1st year) and Beethoven (2nd year) Strings Programs, which offer an introduction to stringed instruments and repertoire. These classes are offered as after-school classes for 3rd - 5th graders in 12 local Kentucky elementary schools. The Southbank Quartet continues to reach other students through workshops with the Youth Orchestra and Youth Sinfonia at NKYSM, and with Connor and Highlands Middle and High School String Programs. When the group is not making their mark on the community’s youth through education, they are busy performing for students and families and sharing the beautiful gift of music!

Congratulations Southbank Quartet!

The Southbank Quartet was given an initial $10,000 grant to perform in local schools and to help assist their mission in educating our community’s youth. Since that first gift, $11,500 has been added.

The Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel sincerely thanks Albert E. Harris for this amazing gift!


The Southbank Quartet:

Musicians in Concert!

2017-18 Performances:

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017: "Kick-Off" Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:30 pm)
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: Workshop and Performance for Concert Strings, NKYO, and Conner Middle School. Immanuel UMC (7:00 pm concert)
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017: Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati 45202 (7:00 pm)
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017: NKYSM Faculty Recital, Immanuel UMC (2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018: Spring Concert, Immanuel UMC (2:30 pm)
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Live@Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East Fourth St, Cincinnati 45202 (12:10 pm)
  • Friday, March 9, 2018: Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati 45202 (7:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Midday Musical, Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 East 4th St, Covington 41011 (12:15 pm)

Additional school performances TBA


Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

Concerto Competition

Julia Bartels Concerto Competition 2018

The Julia Bartles Concerto Competition is presented by the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel. This concerto competition is a biannual event for instrumental students ages 5 – 18 in the Tri-State area.

Each instrumental division has a required concerto movement. The first-place winner of each division will perform with the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia and professional friends at the Final Concert and Awards Ceremony. The second- and third-place winners of each division will be presented at the Awards Ceremony.

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Application fee: $50
Application form: Click here to download

Auditions: January 27-28, 2018 at Immanuel UMC, 2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Dress rehearsals at The Carnegie: Friday, February 16 (4:00- 9:00 pm) and Saturday, February 17 (12:00 - 3:00 pm)

Final Concert and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St, Covington, KY 41011 (7:00 pm). $10 at box office or online.


Divisions and Repertoire

Piano Elementary (through Grade 6)
     Robert Vandall: Concertino in C Major, Movement 1 ONLY (Allegro Moderato)

Piano Intermediate (through Grade 10)
     Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3 "Youth" in D Major, Op. 50, Movement 2 ONLY (Andante con moto)

Piano Advanced (through Grade 12)
     Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22, Movement 1 ONLY (Andante sostenuto)

Violin Division (through Grade 12)
     Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26, Movement 1 ONLY (Vorspiel. Allegro moderato)

Viola Division (through Grade 12)
     Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik (Song of Mourning), all four (4) Movements (Langsam, Ruhig bewegt, Lebhaft, and Choral)

Cello Division (through Grade 12)
    
Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, Movement 2 ONLY (Adagio)

Flute Division (through Grade 12)
    
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C Major for flute and orchestra, K. 315

Trumpet Division (through Grade 12)
     Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major, Movement 1 ONLY (Allegro)


Competition Rules

  • All works are required to be performed by memory.
  • Completed applications must be post-marked or received by Saturday, January 6, 2018 to be accepted.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Auditions are scheduled and grouped by division.
  • Audition times will be emailed to each participant after January 6, 2018. No changes will be made to the audition schedule or the dress rehearsal schedule.
  • Participants must provide 3 copies of marked music for the judges.
  • Winning students are required to be available for the dress rehearsal dates (Feb 16 & 17, 2018) and the concert date (Feb 17, 2018).

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org

About Us

About the Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
(NKYSM)

Website:   www.nkyschoolofmusic.org
Phone:       (859) 341-8555
Email:         toni.sheffer@nkyschoolofmusic.org

NKYSM main campus:

        Immanuel United Methodist Church
        2551 Dixie Hwy, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

 

NKYSM satellite locations:

Immanuel New Hope Campus:
        22 Wm. Blatt Ave, Southgate, KY 41071
        GPS address: "22 Wm Blatt Ave, Newport, KY 41071"

 

Immanuel Boone County Campus:
        1440 Boone Aire Road, Florence, KY 41042

 

Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel
2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(859) 341-8555
www.nkyschoolofmusic.org