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Welcome to the Red Barn

The Red Barn Music School is a collaboration of 18 teachers giving music lessons, classes & groups at our studios by the Amtrak Station in Amherst, MA. We teach children and adults, all levels, and whatever style you like. As Ariels says, we only do fun.

Thinking about taking lessons? Now is a good time to start. Find out more at Lessons at the Red Barn

Fall Semester begins September 8

Register any time. All levels, all ages, all styles. Handicapped accessible, free parking, on the busline. Rentals for beginners. We are now reserving times for Fall lessons. Old students will be offered their regular time. Get in touch with us now to reserve your time for Fall lessons. Lessons Calendars online – CLICK HERE.








Music Rhapsody Pre-K music classes with Nancy Nesheim

nancy-nesheim-pianoEverybody Makes Music! In Music Rhapsody, songs and dances and instruments get your child involved in music making from day one. The instrument kit includes a CD with activities you can do together at home.

The Red Barn Music School is proud to offer this nationally recognized, dynamic, progressive, and developmentally appropriate program.

Nancy Nesheim has a BS in Child Development from Cornell University, and BA and MA degrees in Music from UMass. Nancy taught elementary music for 16 years at South Hadley’s Mosier School.

Classes are held at Immanuel Church, 867 N. Pleasant St, Amherst MAP

Winter Session begins week of February 3rd
Spring Session begins week of April 27th
Sessions are 8 weeks long.


Wed 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Kids Make Music
2-3 year olds and parents

Thur 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Young Musicians
4 to 6 year olds
Thurs 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Big Kids Make Music
3 to 4 year-olds and parents

Fees: $108 for eight weeks + $52 for instrument kit
Financial aid available, please ask.