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Welcome to the Ottley Music School's

(OMS) official website. We are so glad that you took the time to visit us and hope this will not be your last visit!  We have many exciting things transpiring at OMS and want you to be a part of it!

STATUS: Ottley Music School Inc. established and operating since January 19, 1973, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization from 2002, chartered in the State of Maryland in 1998. It has been been since 2001 a Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited organization.

Scientific research has proven that the study of music enhances the learning of all other subjects and productivity in adults. Therefore, we teach people of all ages who want to learn music from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.  We present masterclasses during the year, and we hold all day camps, seminars, and institutes in the summer.

Please browse the site and acquaint yourself with the programs and events going on. We are sure that you, your children or someone you know can benefit from the diversity of and the expert tutelage offered at OMS.  Our benefits  reach out also to their schools, churches, and civic or social organizations.

TELEPHONE: 301-454-0991
FACSIMILE:  301-454-0298

BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS: M-TH, 12:00 noon-7:00 pm, F 11:30 am-3:30 pm

SCHOOL HOURS: M-TH, NOON-9:00 pm.  Fridays for Make-ups only, Noon to 3:00 pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays.  

E-MAIL: info@ottleymusic.org  and  


WE ACCEPT your tax deductible contributions.    Click above on "CLICK & DONATE TODAY". Thank you for your gifts.  We are receiving them and they help immensely. God Bless.




Ottley Music School partnered with Contemporary Family Services LLC during the summer of 2015 (teaching Piano/Theory, Voice, Steel Drums, and Music History as part of their Leadership Camp). Beginning Thursday, November 12, 2015, OMS will teach at the Monroe located at the historical site of the Nannie Helen Burroughs School.  We will begin this school year offering

  • Piano/Music Theory/Ear-Training taught by Jabari Anderson (M.Mus.),
  • Vocal Techniques and Literature taught by Nevilla E. Ottley (M.A., M.Mus.), 
  • Steel Drums taught by Sheldon Thwaites (B.Mus.), and 
  • Creative Dance taught by Shanna "Shae" Lim (B.A.).


Register now to begin taking private lesson or classes.


The Ottley Music School Singers plus Alex and Kera (steel drums and piano duo), and piano student Wrayzene Willoughby, saxophone student Patrick Costillo have performed in the usual monthly visits to perform at Hillhaven Rehab Center and Nursing Home, and sang at Pine View Nursing home in Clinton.  They also sang at the following:



  • Washington Hospital Center for the annual Cancer Institute's Survivors Celebration, which they have done since 2004, for the 
  • sang in the back-up choir for gospel legend, tenor Larnell Harris's concert (with Sherrie Jackson, soprano) at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church's homecoming, before an congregation of about 1,200.  
  • OCTOBER 28, OMS presented its annual Costume Recital.  Both participants and audience dressed in a costume, germain to music making, composers, characters of their musical presentations, national dress.  It was couple hours of performances and fun.



In many languages we say, Welcome, Bienvenido, Ben venuto, Bien venue, Willkommen, Welkom, Aloha, Velkomin, Bem-vindo, Karibu, Siya namkela nonke.

We're so glad you came to visit us.  Please browse, and contact us when you are finished.  We will be glad to show you around here at our school.


The top banner of this website was designed by Armand Davila.

PHONE:  301-454-0991    

FAX:  301-454-0298

EMAIL:  info@ottleymusic.org   and   ottleymusic@yahoo.com

ADDRESS:   University Town Center, 6525 Belcrest Road, Suite G-20, Hyattsville, MD 20782


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1.  VIOLINIST and VIOLIST GEOFREY CUA joined the Ottley Music School faculty this year.  We are so delighted.

2.  PERCUSSIONIST, especially DRUM SET and STEEL DRUMMER (Pannist) SHELDON THWAITES joined the Ottley Music School faculty this year. 

3. OTTLEY MUSIC SCHOOL ALUMNI are invited to join our group on Facebook to keep up with current activities and to communicate with other alums and friends interested in the Ottley Music School. 

4. OMS SOUTHERN MARYLAND BRANCH:   at Bells United Methodist Church, 1606 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (near Andrews Air Force), on Mondays.  Call 301-454-0991 to register. Voice and Piano with Ms. Ottley.

5. OMS GEORGE E. PETERS ELEM SCHOOL BRANCH:  at 6307 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD for students who attend GEPeters, OMS offers lessons at their school in strings.

6. OMS now offers Dance Classes or Private Lessons with MS. MIA ATHEY.

7.  Join the OMS SINGERS of all ages, singing in harmony, rehearsals Tuesdays at 7:15-8:15 pm.  Singers are vocal students of OMS, and can also join the Steel Drum class just after, at 8:15-9:00 pm.  Tuition for both are the same as classes.  Call 301-454-0991 for details.

8. You can find us listed in many places on the internet including musiclessonteachers.com.  We have a branch in Southern Prince George's County, Maryland at Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.  Call 301-454-0991 for more information.



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