BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Wharton Music Center (WMC) introduces discounted classes in early childhood music, music therapy, musical theatre, dance, drama, Suzuki violin, all instruments and voice, and music theory for area homeschool groups.

Customizeable group classes with four or more homeschool students scheduled before 3:00 p.m. weekdays will receive a 10% discount. In addition, WMC offers sibling and multi-activity discounts as well as Financial Assistance. Private lessons and group classes take place at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. To customize a homeschool group class or for more information, call 908-790-0700. To view the complete WMC course listing, go to

The Wharton Music Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

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Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts center serving over 1,400 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 14 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony which serves 500 students in grades 3 - 12. Beginning with Early Childhood music classes for infants and toddlers, WMC offers private lessons, group classes and ensembles for all ages and all abilities. We believe in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and believe that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay. We teach all instruments and voice and have a robust musical theatre program.

The Paterson Music Project is Wharton’s El Sistema-inspired program held at the Community Charter School of Paterson and Paterson Public School 1/26. Students receive 6 hours of intensive music instruction each week with the goal of creating social change through the ambitious pursuit of musical excellence.

Wharton Music Center is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 13 counties. All of WMC’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.