Voted "Best of Bethesda" for music lessons, the International School of Music brings together a community of dedicated, experienced, world-renowned faculty that offers personalized and nurturing lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, drums, saxophone, clarinet, harp, recorder, trumpet, trombone, oboe, bassoon, group classes, ensembles, and performances. Whether you are a youngster interested in studying music for the first time, or an experienced musician looking to raise your ability to a higher level,  the International School of Music is dedicated to bringing out the best musical ability in each and every student. We invite you to stop by and see why our school is the fastest growing music program in Montgomery County.


Come hear the International School of Music Honors Students Recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City at 1pm on January 21st, 2017!


Brand New to Music Lessons?
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Give the gift of music — it lasts a lifetime! Gift certificates are available for any instrument or voice in any amount.



The International School of Music is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.


  • Engaging, creative & fun lessons
  • Over 100 nurturing, experienced world-class instructors
  • Choose from classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk, etc.
  • Lessons in all instruments & voice for all ages & levels
  • Customized lessons for your individual musical goals
  • Fun performance opportunities
  • Optional Certificate preparations
  • Charting students' progress through written evaluations
  • Convenient & flexible lesson times to fit your busy schedule
  • Ability to schedule family members simultaneously
  • Free professional concert series
  • Program Coordinators available to guide you & assist you
  • Ensembles & band opportunities
  • Professional accompanist provided for students