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Study, Learn, Play, Sing, Grow with OMS

Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, year-round operating, non-profit [501(c)3] musical learning institution that offers private lessons in piano, organ, voice and drama, stringed instruments (harp and guitars and the violin family), percussion, woodwinds (flute, sax, clarinet, etc), brasses (trumpet, French horn, Trombone, etc.), and classes in world instruments (the Steel pans of Trinidad & Tobago and hand drums).  OMS offers classes piano playing for all ages, and also  Music for Little Mozarts program for preschoolers, and summer music camps and institutes. 

Established in 1973, OMS has trained many successful citizens in all walks of life, and also renowned musicians over the past 44+ years, some of which have returned after graduating from institutions of higher learning to serve as instructors or as advisors, or on the Board of Directors of the School.  Since the study of music is a strong developmental tool for not only young but, college age and adults, we encourage anyone who wishes to attend the Ottley Music School to do so. 

OMS trains students from 4 years old through to senior citizens, regardless of race, religion, age, nationality, culture, or orientation.  The students and the teachers come from the USA, Europe, Iceland, AsiaAfrica, North and South America, and the Pacific and Caribbean island countries.  Teachers are college trained, experienced, and 95% are degreed instructors. We teach students with certain learning disabilities, and are Mandt trained.

Students of OMS not only learn to play and sing, but are prepared for auditions, competitions and pageants.  They have the oppor-tunity to play in monthly recitals, and advanced students appear in at least three OMS concerts annually, and in community events around the region.  Some students and teachers have traveled overseas to the UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean to perform. 

We invite you to bring your child, grandchild, grandparent, spouse (or important other), a relative, or yourself to enrich yours and their quality of life by doing something they need to do, and/or you have wanted to do for yourself. The music lessons are for all ages. Your child is welcomed whether they are home schoolers or public schoolers, or private school attendees. Home schooled students can easily work lessons into their program. 

Studies have shown that children and youth who study music generally do not enter the penal system. One great way of reducing crime in our community is to make sure that music lessons are in the schedule of children and teenagers. It s difficult for a person to be shooting anything, a gun, an arrow, or shooting up drugs if they are playing an instrument or practicing singing or dancing. 

So, for the betterment of our community, for just pleasure for yourself, or for a greater development of your child's minds, please continue browsing, and contact us for registration.


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PHONE:  301-454-0991    FAX:  301-454-0298

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

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