Ottley Music School, Inc.

Ottley Music School, Inc.

Nevilla E. Ottley-Adjahoe

Hyattsville, MD


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Ottley Music School (OMS) is a multi-faceted, Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited, musical learning institution established in the Washington, D.C. area in 1973. Its motto is Founder Nevilla E. Ottley has earned B.Mus. (music ed. and piano)., M.A. (music history and organ performance), M.Mus. (choral and orchestral conducting), and has received about a dozen awards for her work in the DMV. A full biography is found at .

OMS offers private lessons in piano, organ, voice and drama, stringed instruments (harp and guitars as well as the violin family), percussion, woodwinds (sax, clarinet, etc), brasses, and classes in world instruments such as the Steel Drums or pans and the African drums). OMS also offers classes in dance (ballet, tap, jazz, modern), pre-school "Music for Little Mozarts" program, and summer music camps and institutes. OMS trains students of all ages from 4 years old through elementary and secondary schools, college age, adults and senior citizens.

Students of OMS not only learn to play and sing, but are prepared for auditions, competitions and pageants, and prepare for auditions to enter music middle and high schools, and college music departments. They have the opportunity to play in monthly recitals, and advanced students appear in at least three OMS concerts annually, and in community events around the region.

The students and the teachers come from the USA, Europe, Iceland, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific and Caribbean island countries. Teachers are trained, experienced and 98% are degreed instructors.

OMS has trained many successful citizens in all walks of life, and also renowned musicians, producers, actors, over the past 40+ 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.


Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement And Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Bass Trombone, Broadway Singing, Cello, Christian Gospel, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Conga Drums, Dance, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Flute, Gospel Singing, Guitar, Hand Drums, Harp, Music Performance, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Singing, Steel Drums, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Voice


Hyattsville, MD 20782

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