Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine
A uniquely expansive and varied music program includes classes and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, rock, percussive, and vocal music, as well as music composition and technology. With the inspiration and personal guidance of our talented faculty, gifted musicians soar and beginners find the confidence to explore.

IMS provides teachers for all instruments, and more than half of all students take private music lessons that are built into the academic day.

All students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine participate in music classes at least once a week. By grade four, students can choose to play violin, saxophone, flute, trombone, or trumpet in an orchestra ensemble.

Upper Campus courses include music appreciation, music history, guitar, drumming, singing, and orchestra ensembles. We also offer after-school ensemble practice in jazz, rock, and classical music. A focus on music technology includes instruction in music writing and MIDI composition, a computer based accompaniment and integrated recording system.
    • IMS Rock Band Plays "Day Tripper" by The Beatles

Audio Recordings

Meet Our Music Department

List of 13 members.

  • Anton Kuskin 

    Upper and Middle School Music Department Chair
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    Manhattan School of Music - B.A.
    Manhattan School of Music - M.M.
    Bio
  • Anne Banks 

    Lower and Middle School Music Teacher
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    University of Oregon - BA
    College of Saint Rose - M.S.Ed.
    Bio
  • Beth Craig 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
    Mannes College - B.S.
    Bio
  • Judith Dansker 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
    Julliard School of Music - M.M.
    Julliard School of Music - B.M.
    Bio
  • Peter McEachern 

    Middle School Music Teacher
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    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Berklee College of Music
    Bio
  • Ram Miles 

    Upper and Middle School Guitar Teacher
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    Berklee College of Music
    Bio
  • Joe Salamone 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
    Bio
  • Joanna Seaton 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
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    Cornell University - A.B.
    Bio
  • Miriam Shapiro 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
    Bio
  • Donald Sosin 

    University of Michigan - B.M.
    Columbia University - M.A
    Bio
  • Kevin Dolan 

    Upper and Middle School Music Teacher
    Yale University - M.M.
    SUNY Purchase - B.F.A.
    Bio
  • Grisha Alexiev 

    Upper and Middle School Drum Teacher
    City College of New York - B.F.A.
    Bio
  • Diana Herold 

    Upper and Middle School Drum Teacher
    Bio