Our mission

Education through music.


Dear Friends,

Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS) was founded in 1925 based on the belief of nurturing a vibrant community through music. Today, our programs continue to be rooted in the fundamental belief that music is an innate part of each of us, and that we all can learn, enjoy, and grow through music. I am thrilled that you are exploring TBMS: whether you are a long-time student or a new community member looking to explore your musical side, TBMS welcomes you.

As a nonprofit community music school, TBMS works to increase access to music education and experiences through our Community Programs and tuition assistance. Our new location at 330A East 38th Street is fully accessible and features a performance hall, five group teaching rooms, 13 studios, and places to gather. It is truly a space that will see us into our second century of music-making.


Lorna Jane Norris
Executive Director


212-753-8811 x217