Welcome to

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW)!

We are a not-for-profit music school dedicated to providing high quality music instruction for all generations of musicians and music lovers in our community.

From Pre-K through retirement MCW harnesses the transformative power of music and brings it to life for all our students. How? Through creativity, teamwork, and inspiration. The result is confidence… confidence to play an instrument, confidence to sing, confidence to share your musical joy with others, and confidence to create your own unique musical journey!

 

Music takes commitment and our commitment has been visible for over 93 years. MCW has been an asset not only for the communities we serve, but for the thousands of families and students who have entrusted us to expand their passion for music and take it to new heights!

We support our students and families every step of the way; from matching each student to the right teacher, to scholarships for qualifying students because we believe music education should be available to every student, to programs for those with disabilities provided by our Music Therapy Institute.

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Come join the MCW family for an unforgettable experience…

and let’s make some noise!

What does

MCW Offer?

PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION

We take an individualized approach to each student’s learning needs and style. We encourage students to choose an instrument they love and to stick with it. MCW faculty make connections with each student and are deeply vested in their success – this is what sets MCW apart!

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT
Everyone at MCW – students, faculty, and staff – consider the Conservatory a home away from home. You’ll feel it as soon as you enter the building. Acquaintances have become friends, and friends have become extended family. All are welcome here, and it shows!
INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP & EXPERTISE
MCW is one of only two community music schools in New York state accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. This accreditation holds us to a national standard, which is reflected in the quality of our programs and faculty.
INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING
MCW has a range of programs for every musical interest. Aspiring classical virtuosos, rock stars, musical theatre performers, we’ve got you covered! We offer instrumental instruction, various group classes and performing ensembles for all ages. MCW Prep and Recording Engineering and Music production are firsts for Westchester, creating new ways for our students to challenge themselves.
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Have we piqued your interest?

We hope so. You can learn more by clicking below, or even better, come visit us and see for yourself what a special place the Music Conservatory of Westchester is… a place where music matters!

“The best thing about MCW is their teachers! They bring out the best in my kid by instilling commitment and hard work in fun & inspiring ways!”

Giovanni (Parent)

“MCW is a real community where everyone feels welcome! Lessons are fun and my kid looks forward to coming every week!”

Sigrid (Parent)

“My parents and I did some research and felt that MCW was the best music school in Westchester. Lots of offerings, from private to group lessons, and a real commitment on the part of all the music teachers!”

David (Student)
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