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July 3 through August 4

  • July 3-31, Little Mozarts Piano Classes (ages 4-6, Mon & Wed evening)
  • July 10-21, Drumming Camp (Evening)
  • July 24-August 4, Vocal Oratorio Festival (Day)


44+ Years of Developing Great Minds!!!!  

Music Training   Performance Prep   Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Ottley Music School

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. Watch some of our performances. 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.


FALL PROGRAM, AUGUST 21-Thanksgiving


between 11:15 am - 7:30 pm.  

Time to register now for Programs 

  • SOUTHERN MARYLAND BRANCH:  MONDAYS, 2:00-8:00 pm, Classes and private lessons in PIANO, VOICE, VIOLIN for students in Southern Maryland (from Prince George's and Charles Counties) at Bells United Methodist Church, Allentown Road, in Camp Springs, MD
  • HYATTSVILLE:  TUESDAYS, OMS Chorus, 7:15-8:30 pm beginning February 7, 2017, for STUDENTS, ALUMNI, PARENTS who can sing
  • HYATTSVILLE:  WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-6:25 pm, New Music for Little Mozart Classes (for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years) 
  • MON, TUE, WED, THU in Hyattsville, MD:  Private lessons for ALL AGES, instrumental and voice.  Click HERE for details.
  • Listen to some of the student performances.



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,

In November 2015, OMS set up the Music Department at the Monroe School (for students with learning disabilities and issues) located at the historical site of the Nannie Helen Burroughs School. Our teachers have taken the Mandt Course for this work. This school year we  offered the following courses:

        * Piano Playing/Music Theory/Ear-Training taught by Mrs. Jillian Holdsworth.

* Vocal Techniques /Singing, Vocal Literature, Music Theory/Ear-Training taught by Mrs. Nevilla Ottley (M.A., M.Mus.)  

        * Steel Pan Playing, Music Theory/Ear Training taught by Mr. Sheldon Thwaites (B.Mus.)


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.  VIOLINISTS JILLIAN HOLDSWORTH and LORENZ CANUBAS 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 in 2015. He is a graduate of Berkley School of Music.  He was joined at OMS in 2017 by JEREMY CAESAR, also percussionist, graduate of Northwestern Illinois University, under leadership of Liam Teague.

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. GUITARIST AARON CIVIC, who plays jazz, rock, and classical joined the Ottley Music School faculty in the fall 2016.

5. SAXOPHONE and CLARINET teacher, and conductor DAVID BYASS, joined the OMS faculty in the summer 2016.

6. FRENCH HORN teacher, KRISTIN CHAMERLIN, joined the OMS faculty in the summer of 2016.

7.  Join the OMS SINGERS of all ages, singing in harmony, rehearsals Tuesdays at 7:15-8:45 pm.  Singers are vocal students, alumni and parents of OMS, and can also join the Steel Pan class on Wednesdays, at 7:15-8:15 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 (near Andrews Air Force Base).  Call 301-454-0991 for more information.



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