Music instruction at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island began in the late 1950s in affiliation with the Bronx House School of Music. In 1970, the Music Institute of the JCC was founded by its co-directors, Dorothy Delson Kuhn and Bertha R. Mandel, as an autonomous music school. The school received its current name, The Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute, in 1994.
The mission of the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute is to provide, in a community music school setting at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, exceptionally fine instruction in the performance, understanding and appreciation of music, particularly but not exclusively, to schoolchildren.
The Music Institute is a non-profit and non-sectarian music school. It is the only member school of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts on Staten Island. As a Guild School, the Music Institute provides high quality instruction at affordable rates to all who seek it, regardless of age, income or ethnic origin. Programs of instruction are available for students of all ages, from early childhood to adult, and at every level, from beginner to advanced. The faculty is composed of highly qualified professional musicians with extensive teaching and performing experience. They attain fine results with students in a non-competitive environment. Music Institute students learn in an atmosphere conducive to personal and musical growth. While students gain intensive training on their chosen instrument in individual lessons, they can supplement this training with classes in musicianship and theory, and ensemble playing. Frequent student-faculty recitals provide an incentive for progress and an opportunity for students to share their accomplishments with their families, friends and other students. At these recitals, students are able to hear their peers and teachers play.
Elzbieta Seeley Director of the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute 718.475.5263 email@example.com
Bertha R. Mandel Director Emerita
Terry Baver, Daniel Kuhn Music Institute Committee Co-Chairs
Music Institute Committee Daisy Aberlin Amanda Schroeder Donna Fisher Daniela Schroeder Richard Kuhn Michael Schroeder Bertha Mandel Karen Soren David Sappin Tamra Walker
Susan Sappin, JCC President David Sorkin, JCC Executive Director Sheila Lipton, Associate Executive Director Orit Lender, Program Director
The Music Institute is located at the Bernikow Jewish Community Center. Music instruction is also available at our Avis/South Shore and Aberlin/North Shore locations. Please call for more information. * Click the Powered by Google link for larger maps & directions