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EXPERIENCE THE WILTON MUSIC
STUDIOS DIFFERENCE

Our students transform into imaginative, healthy, and confident musicians. Sensitive to the needs of each student, whether they are 4 or 84, our dedicated world-class faculty helps to draw out everyone’s individual voice. Wilton Music Studios’ warm and inviting atmosphere is conducive to learning and helps to foster creativity, friendships, and a lifelong love of music.

We teach students of all ages and levels.
Welcome to our vibrant musical community of students, parents, and teachers!

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Conveniently located on Route 7 on the border of Wilton and Norwalk, near Michaels and Walmart. We are moments from the Merritt Pkwy and I-95

In Connecticut, we serve Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Ridgefield, and in Westchester, New York, students have come from Pound Ridge, South Salem, and Lewisboro.

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Piano Lessons
Our teachers tailor piano lessons to the needs and desires of the student. The enormous versatility of the piano combined with the wide-ranging experience of our faculty means their piano lessons can take the student wherever they want whether it be serious classical, folk, or popular music.

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Guitar Lessons
Our teachers tailor music lessons to the needs and desires of the student. The enormous versatility of the guitar (not to mention its portability!) combined with the wide-ranging experience of our faculty means their lessons can take the student wherever they want whether it be serious classical, folk, rock, jazz, or popular music.

Singing Lessons at Wilton Music Studios

Voice Lessons
Our teacher at Wilton Music Studios will craft singing lessons to fit the needs and interests of the student. As singing exists in all cultures and every kind of music the possibilities are practically endless and your teacher will lead you through any style of music your heart desires.

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Flute Lessons
Our teacher at Wilton Music Studios will craft flute lessons to fit the desires of the student.  All students are schooled in the fundamentals of sound, technique, and ergonomics, so they are prepared to explore every genre of music that may interest them with confidence.

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Clarinet Lessons
Our teacher at Wilton Music Studios will craft music lessons to fit the needs of the student. An extremely versatile instrument, the clarinet is used in jazz, pop, classical, and is featured in both bands and orchestras. This instrument will lead you through every style of music your heart desires.

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Violin Lessons & Viola Lessons
Our teacher tailors music lessons to the needs and desires of the student. The versatility of the instruments combined with the wide-ranging experience of our faculty means their violin and viola lessons can take the student wherever they want whether it be serious classical, folk, or popular music.

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Cello Lessons
Our cello teacher tailors music lessons to the needs and desires of the student. The versatility of the cello combined with the wide-ranging experience of our faculty means their cello lessons can take the student wherever they want whether it be serious classical, folk, or popular music.

Are We The Right School For You?
Benefits of Becoming a WMS Student

Comprehensive Music Education
Wilton Music Studios offers private lessons on many popular instruments. Our piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet and harp lessons provide a comprehensive and robust music education.

 

Our Faculty
Owner Lisa Arkis has put together a stellar group of musicians that are also wonderful and caring teachers who teach all levels and ages. Often potential students wonder if they need a great teacher if the student is a beginner…

In fact, it’s especially important for beginners to have a great teacher so they are set up well right from the beginning with healthy habits!
Our acclaimed faculty members are performing musicians that understand how to nurture a love of music that will last a lifetime. For the more ambitious students, our teachers can prepare them for concerts, competitions, and auditions.

 

Beautiful Facilities
I love to hear young students bounding down the hallway and watch them burst into the children’s area to say hello to their friends and draw and build impressive constructions with blocks together. We have rotating exhibits of all their wonderful artwork in the children’s area. We have a lovely waiting area for older students and parents where one can either read quietly or talk and get to know other members of the WMS family. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child’s lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lessons. Our warm and inviting atmosphere helps to foster creativity and build friendships.

Healthy Musicians
Healthy, meaning physically and emotionally healthy! It’s vital to be physically well set up on your instrument so one can play effortlessly, which is what makes playing music more fun, satisfying, and ultimately, more beautiful. Too many people, younger and older students alike, come to us with injuries either physical or emotional surrounding playing music. Our teachers help students set up ergonomically well to reduce physical strain. Sometimes, adults come to us because they love music but had a bad experience taking lessons as a child. Through lessons, they are able to better tap into their potential and reconnect to their love for music, setting them up for a lifetime of wonderful music making.

 

Performance Opportunities Throughout The Year

Students, if they are interested, have the opportunity to perform in a holiday concert in the winter, and an end of the year recital in the spring.  My favorite part of these concerts is hearing everyone’s progress from year to year and to watch everyone cheering on their WMS friends. Our students, for the most part, are long term students – both children and adults – and it’s very moving to watch everyone’s growth from year to year.

There are also various opportunities in between our winter and spring recitals. We have prepared piano, wind, string  and voice students to perform at the Young Artist Music Festival, and the Elite International Competition as well as prepare them to audition for various festivals such as NYSSMA, CMEA  Western Regional, (middle and high school) All State, All National, All New England, area youth choirs, youth orchestras and chamber music ensembles.

 

Suzuki

A few of our teachers use a variety of teaching methods and styles including the Suzuki Method, developed by the Japanese violinist, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Wilton Music Studios offers piano, violin, and cello lessons with Suzuki certified faculty members who can teach a strict form of the method, or in a hybrid, blending it with traditional teaching styles.

Students can begin as young as 3 years of age, when their curiosity and use of repetition as a learning tool are already very much engaged, as it is when learning language. Yet, it is never too late to start with this method and can be just as effective for any age, even adults. Although many great artists have gotten their start through this method, Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture the whole person and help develop each child’s character through the study of music. The emphasis on the triad of the student, parent, and teacher with clearly defined roles assures an environment that focuses on the central idea that a child’s work is their play.

 

Lesson Options Every Day of the Week
Between all our teachers, we have lessons 7 days a week with flexible hours. We offer morning and early afternoon lessons convenient for retirees, college students, working professionals, and home schooled students.

 

Convenient Location
We are located on the border of Wilton and Norwalk, on Danbury Road, (Route 7) right across the street from Michaels and Walmart.

 

Easy to Sign Up
Just call, text or email and we’ll set you up with the teacher best suited for you or your child for a day that works best for your schedule.

 

 Open Year-Round
We are open all year – even summer. The summer, with fewer distractions, (like tons of homework) is a great time to take lessons or hone pieces for fall auditions.

 

No Long Term Contracts
We now offer month to month billing. WMS does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student can choose to be here on a month-to-month basis.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose! We only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long-term contract.

Congratulations to flutist Gaby T.!

She will perform again with the Chamber Music Center of New York at Carnegie Hall on  June 18, 2020!

Kudos to flutist Patrick R-L!

He auditioned successfully for the New England Music Festival!  Concert is at Hanover HS in New Hampshire March 21, 2020

Congratulations to pianists Lena P., Celine S., Marine S., Sky Z. and Moon Z.!

They participated in the Young Musician’s Festival Fairfield University March 7, 8, 14, 15, 2020.

What People Are Saying

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have become involved with Wilton Music Studios. Lisa is a gifted musician and an extraordinary teacher. Her work with my daughter has been tremendous. Lisa has encouraged her to strive to reach her full potential and has also given her much confidence as a performer. Lisa is deeply committed to and passionate about her work, and she has been an important teacher and mentor to my daughter. The facilities at Wilton Music Studios are spacious and welcoming. Lisa has assembled a terrific group of teachers, and she has successfully created an enthusiastic musical community of students, parents, and teachers. I recommend her, and Wilton Music Studios, without reservation.
—Jehanne A. via Google Reviews 5 Stars

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Not only is Lisa a great flutist she is also a great teacher with a genuine passion both for music and teaching. I have had Lisa as my flute teacher for two years, ever since she took over Wilton Music Studios (which also underwent a top to bottom renovation). Lisa is very knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and has a unique way to approach (my) musical difficulties from different directions. I can highly recommend her for beginners as well as advanced students.
 —Claudia V. via Google Reviews 5 Stars

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I am recently retired and a new piano student…fulfilling a life long desire to explore the world of music. Where to begin, who to talk with, should I have someone come to the home, would a studio really work for me, could I really start at square one as a beginner at anything at this stage in my life. These were all relevant questions.
I had an initial discussion with Lisa, owner of Wilton Music Studios, who listened carefully to what I was looking for and quickly grasped that a key to success would be flexibility to adapt to my interests and learning style. She encouraged me to consider and talk with her instructors directly. Enter my instructor, Edmund Arkus, who took me on as a student. Edmund’s credentials are exceptional and to listen to him play is inspirational. But what I have been so pleased by is the way he has worked with me. Our lessons are highly interactive, with the foundational elements you would expect integrated into a program that allows me to explore and play the music I love. His willingness and ability to move across different genres of music and teaching techniques to find what works best for me has turned out to be the perfect mix to build momentum and entusiasm. The journey is far from over…but 9 months later and thanks to Edmund, it has exceeded my expectations.
For any adult looking to fulfill or rekindle a long abandoned passion for piano, I suggest a call to Lisa and Edmund as a first step.
 —Patrick K. via Google Reviews 5 Stars

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Lisa Arkis is an excellent and nurturing flute teacher. Not just for teaching technique and tone, but also for boosting the student’s self-confidence and teaching self-relaxation. She pushes her students but without overwhelming them and stressing them out. The most important thing is for her students to do their best and enjoy themselves—that’s how she gets them to improve and love playing the flute. She’s a very dedicated, patient, and selfless teacher.
—Begonia L. (Student’s mother)

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