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Music Training, Performance Prep & Opportunities

Welcome to the Ottley Music School

We are so glad that you took the time to visit us and hope this will not be your last visit!  We have many exciting things transpiring at OMS and want you to be a part of it!

STATUS: Ottley Music School Inc. established and operating since January 19, 1973, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization from 2002, chartered in the State of Maryland in 1998. It has been been since 2001 a Better Business Bureau A+ rated business accredited organization.

Scientific research has proven that the study of music enhances the learning of all other subjects and productivity in adults. Therefore, we teach people of all ages who want to learn music from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.  We present masterclasses during the year, and we hold all day camps, seminars, and institutes in the summer.

Please browse the site and acquaint yourself with the programs and events going on. We are sure that you, your children or someone you know can benefit from the diversity of and the expert tutelage offered at OMS.  Our benefits  reach out also to their schools, churches, and civic or social organizations.

TELEPHONE: 301-454-0991
FACSIMILE:  301-454-0298

BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS: M-TH, 12:00 noon-7:00 pm, F 11:30 am-3:30 pm

SCHOOL HOURS: M-TH, NOON-9:00 pm.  Fridays for Make-ups only, Noon to 3:00 pm Closed Saturdays and Sundays.  

E-MAIL: info@ottleymusic.org  and  


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Time to register now for our upcoming Fall Program 

  • MONDAYS, Piano Prep Course, for pupils ages 6-8 years, 4:00-4:55 pm
  • MONDAYS, Piano Basic Course, for pupils ages 9-11, 5:00-5:55 pm
  • MONDAYS, Piano Later Beginner, for teens ages 12-17, 6:00-6:55
  • MONDAYS, September 12, from 7:30-9:00 pm, Orchestra Auditions. Call to schedule your audition.
  • TUESDAYS, Senior Citizens Piano Class, 1:30-2:25 pm
  • TUESDAYS, Music for Little Mozart Classes 3:30-4:25 pm (ages 3 1/2 to 6 years) 
  • TUESDAYS, OMS Chorus, 7:15-8:30 pm

  • TUESDAYS, Music for Little Mozart Classes 3:30-4:25 pm (ages 3 1/2 to 6 years) 

  • Private lessons for all ages, instrumental and voice.  Click HERE for details.
  • Listen to some of the student performances.




Ottley Music School partnered with Contemporary Family Services LLC during the summer of 2015 (teaching Piano/Theory, Voice, Steel Drums, and Music History as part of their Leadership Camp). Beginning Thursday,

In November 2015, OMS set up the Music Department at the Monroe School located at the historical site of the Nannie Helen Burroughs School.  We began this school year offering the following courses:  

  • Piano/Music Theory/Ear-Training taught by Jabari Anderson (M.Mus.),
  • Vocal Techniques and Literature taught by Nevilla E. Ottley (M.A., M.Mus.), 
  • Steel Drums taught by Sheldon Thwaites (B.Mus.).



    In many languages we say, Welcome, Bienvenido, Ben venuto, Bien venue, Willkommen, Welkom, Aloha, Velkomin, Bem-vindo, Karibu, Siya namkela nonke.

    We're so glad you came to visit us.  Please browse, and contact us when you are finished.  We will be glad to show you around here at our school.


    The top banner of this website was designed by Armand Davila.

    PHONE:  301-454-0991    

    FAX:  301-454-0298

    EMAIL:  info@ottleymusic.org   and   ottleymusic@yahoo.com

    ADDRESS:   University Town Center, 6525 Belcrest Road, Suite G-20, Hyattsville, MD 20782


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    1.  VIOLINIST and VIOLIST GEOFREY CUA joined the Ottley Music School faculty this year.  We are so delighted.

    2.  PERCUSSIONIST, especially DRUM SET and STEEL DRUMMER (Pannist) SHELDON THWAITES joined the Ottley Music School faculty this year. 

    3. OTTLEY MUSIC SCHOOL ALUMNI are invited to join our group on Facebook to keep up with current activities and to communicate with other alums and friends interested in the Ottley Music School. 

    4. OMS SOUTHERN MARYLAND BRANCH:   at Bells United Methodist Church, 1606 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (near Andrews Air Force), on Mondays.  Call 301-454-0991 to register. Voice and Piano with Ms. Ottley.

    5. OMS GEORGE E. PETERS ELEM SCHOOL BRANCH:  at 6307 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD for students who attend GEPeters, OMS offers lessons at their school in strings.

    6. OMS now offers Dance Classes or Private Lessons with MS. MIA ATHEY.

    7.  Join the OMS SINGERS of all ages, singing in harmony, rehearsals Tuesdays at 7:15-8:15 pm.  Singers are vocal students of OMS, and can also join the Steel Pan class on Wednesdays, at 7:15-8:15 pm.  Tuition for both are the same as classes.  Call 301-454-0991 for details.

    8. You can find us listed in many places on the internet including musiclessonteachers.com.  We have a branch in Southern Prince George's County, Maryland at Bells United Methodist Church, 6016 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746.  Call 301-454-0991 for more information.



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