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Early Childhood Programs

At NEC Prep, our youngest musicians are as engaged and important as our most advanced students. Whether your child is exploring music for the first time or has developed an early interest, we make sure that they receive a great musical foundation and have a wonderful time doing it. Our world-class faculty members specialize in teaching beginners and know how to get kids excited about learning!

Many Prep students begin their musical journey at NEC as very young children and grow with the program until they graduate from high school. Since our offerings are available à la carte, your family can determine the level of participation at every step along the way. Even if children pursue other, non-musical interests as they grow older, the process of learning music teaches valuable life skills: persistence, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration.

For information and enrollment into our programs for young children, please contact the Prep Office at or by phone at (617) 585-1160.

The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.
Cheryl Lavender