We at CSSMA stand in support of all communities of color, and call for the respectful treatment and support of all people who are in need and facing injustice. The arts are an essential tool in processing experiences and sharing ones’ voice and we are here to support and encourage that expression across communities.

“Students who have had the opportunity to grow and thrive in an environment that supports curiosity, discovery, and creative expression have more self-confidence. They are more self-aware. This may be the most important gift we can give them in this complex and ever changing world.”

Dr. Lisa Ecklund-Flores, CSSMA Founder


Church Street School offers safe in-person music and art programming for students of all ages. Click the link above to view how we are doing our part to keep your family and everyone who comes through our doors healthy and safe.

A New Executive Director at Church Street School for Music and Art!

With great excitement and enthusiasm, the Board of Directors of Church Street School for Music and Art (CSSMA) has selected Piruz Partow to be the next Executive Director of the school. The Board unanimously chose Partow after an extensive, four-month nationwide search.

2022 Annual Appeal Letter from CSSMA Executive Director Piruz Partow

As we approach GIVING TUESDAY and enter our annual season of giving, we continue to climb back up from the many setbacks that COVID presented. We have set a goal to raise $45,000 by December 31. I hope you will help to kick us off with a generous tax-deductible donation today! 


Co-Founder Lisa Ecklund-Flores announced her retirement as Executive Director of Church Street School for Music & Art. Click the link above to view her full letter to the community about her decision and her future at Church Street School.


Prepare for high school, college and professional auditions and submissions with CSSMA’s world-renowned teaching faculty. We’ll work with you on all the necessary submission requirements – choosing appropriate repertoire, ear training, theory requirements, portfolio development & preparation, managing performance anxiety, interview techniques and more. Accompanists also available for mock audition training.

For more information: e-mail info@churchstreetschool.org or call 212.571.7290

Learn about Dalcroze Eurythmics, the teaching method used for Church Street School’s early childhood music classes!

In this post, CSS founder Lisa Ecklund-Flores writes about the Dalcroze Method, the whole-body music education technique created by composer and educator Emil Jacques-Dalcroze in the early twentieth century. A unique musical experience, the Dalcroze Method is used in Church Street School’s music classes to motivate the students’ concentration and coordination of ear, mind, and body.