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  • Welcome to Shostakovich School

    Licensed by the New York State Department of Education
    • Music

      Individual lessons consist of knowledge of theory of music, reading notes, musical technic, developing of memory and full learning of instrument.

    • Dance

      Classical Ballet all levels include pontes (lyrical and modern ballet). Modern dance, jazz, hip-hop and top-dancing. Ballroom dance, standard and Latina.

    • Art

      Many kids love to draw and have an artist’s filling. Hundreds children took art lessons at school. Classes for children from age 3 and adults.

    • Chess

      From the beginning to advanced classes. Participating in domestic and city chess competition. Classes for children from age 4 and adults.

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    CELEBRATION OF 35TH ANNIVERSARY
    OF SHOSTAKOVICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ART AND DANCE

    will take place in the Master Theater (1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235)
    April 10th, 2016 at 10 AM. Tickets: (718) 781-0053 and at the Master Theater.
     
  • Established to fill a vital need for a new kind of cultural education in the US

    • Tribute to Shostakovich

      The Shostakovich School of Music, Art and Dance is named after one of the most important Soviet composers of the time. The School is both named in tribute to him and in the hope that our students will emulate his artistic talent.

    • Three centers in New York Area

      Since it’s inception in 1981, the Shostakovich School of Music, Art and Dance, has grown from a dream envisioned by a small group of Russian emigrants, to a vibrant multifaceted music and art institution with three centers in the metropolitan New York Area.

    • Students enrolled at the Shostakovich School are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential and to experience the satisfaction that comes from the study and mastery of the arts.

    • The curriculum has been designed to motivate students to participate fully in the educational process and to relate their studies to life, to society, and their own personal development.

    • This philosophy of education gives inspiration to our students throughout their lives, whether they become professional artists or active amateurs.

  • Our Departments

    Our Music, Dance and Art Departments Offer Private and Group Lessons
    • Art
      Many kids love to draw and have an artist’s filling. Hundreds children took art lessons at school. Classes for children from age 3 and adults.
    • Baby Lessons
      Age from 2 to 5.
    • Chess
      From the beginning to advanced classes. Participating in domestic and city chess competition. Classes for children from age 4 and adults.
    • Dance
      Classical Ballet all levels include pontes (lyrical and modern ballet). Modern dance, jazz, hip-hop and top-dancing. Ballroom dance, standard and Latina.
    • Drama
      Knowledge to perform and performing on the stage as an actor or host. Putting the play on the stage "Central Park".
    • Music
      Individual lessons consist of knowledge of theory of music, reading notes, musical technic, developing of memory and full learning of instrument.
    • Musical Theater
      Vocal performing plus stage behavior combining knowledge of singing and body movements. Broadway musicals are in the programs.
    • Musical Rhythmic
      Singing sons, marching and listening of the music: classical composers Tchaikovsky (Album for the young’s), Shuman (Children’s album), Grieg (Peer Gynt).
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  • Meet Our Teachers

    Our Teachers are Impressive Professionals – Both as Educators and as Early Childhood Caregivers
  • We cultivate exceptional educators across NYC and honor their skills, creativity, and excellence in the classroom.

  • Our teachers are world travelers, savvy expats, and brilliant polyglots. We hire teachers that are not only awesome teachers but also amazingly talented at other things. Your teacher can likely recommend a great foreign band in town, outlast you on the Salsa floor, and cultivate the perfect international playlist for a spontaneous road trip… all while also being incredibly good at teaching you how to dance, sign or play chess!

    • Alexander Glukhoy
      Guitar Teacher

      Alexander graduated from Moscow academy, majoring as a professional guitar player and a teacher. He has a background in teaching in US and Ukraine and training students in US for getting in to prestigious schools.

    • Olga Lomteva
      Drums and Voice Teacher

      Olga has performed with numerous companies all over the world, presenting her extensive repertoire of operatic roles by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Mussorgsky.

    • Arnold Shvetsov
      History of Art, Theater, Drama Teacher
    • Alexander Tenenbaum
      Violin Teacher
    • Very-very good school! I was dancing and singing there! Teachers are so smart and teaching very good! Thank you!

      Kathy Naumova
    • I LOVE Shostakovitch School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a student there for already 6 years in Ballet! I LOVE my teacher Svetlana who helps us a lot!!

      Yulka l
    • I feel lucky to have found Shostakovich School of Music, Art & Dance located in Brooklyn, NY. I began my journey at the age of 9 with piano lessons.

      Olivia Henderson
    • I was fortunate to have studied musical theatre at the Shostakovich School in Brooklyn which helped greatly in launching my career in the performing arts.

      Pritchett Katharine
    • From the very young age my daughter was interested in many different types and various styles of music at home or in the car. As she got older, I was amazed at how well she respond to music and how quickly she can memorize the lyrics.

      Karen Pollock
    • My son attends music school in Brooklyn at the Shostakovich School for the Performing Arts. He is taking saxophone and has a strong desire to become a professional musician and with the progress he has made I believe he will.

      Maginnis Lowe
  • Contact Us

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    • Main Office

      297 Avenue X
      Brooklyn, NY 11235
      Tel. (718) 781-0053

    • Bath Avenue

      1938 Bath Avenue
      Brooklyn, NY 11214
      Tel. (718) 372-3716

    • Brighton Beach Avenue

      414 Brighton Beach Avenue
      Brooklyn, NY 11235
      Tel. (718) 769-4721