Why Study Art & Music!

Several studies by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which is based at Brown University, explored the effects of art and music education on young children's learning. These studies support the theory that music instruction can help build intellectual and emotional skills, facilitate children's learning and strengthen other academic areas, such as reading and math.

The conclusions of these Brown University studies are consistent with other research on music and its effect on child development. One study shows that when three and four-year-old children were given simple piano lessons over a six-month period, they performed 34% better than other children in IQ tests.

In an interview, one of the researchers from the University of California said: Music training jump starts certain inherent patterns in parts of the brain responsible for spatial-temporal reasoning. Computer lessons, on the other hand, do not force children to think ahead or visualize, as they must when playing a piece of music. Music is physical. Music can be described as a sport. Learning to sing and keep rhythm develops coordination. The air and wind power necessary to blow a flute, trumpet or saxophone promotes a healthy body. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Quality, professional, individualized instruction for all ages and abilities

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Arts Council of Greater New Haven
  • Branford Chamber of Commerce

Serviced Areas

  • Connecticut

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  City Branford, CT
  Zip Code 06405
  Address 540 East Main St. (Rt. 1)
  Phone Number (203) 481-4830

Products & Services

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

We offer individualized courses for adults and children on all instruments. Students can choose from keyboard, piano, violin, guitar, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, horn, trombone, drums, and singing.

Art Instruction

Art Instruction

Our company offers a wide variety of art classes for children as well as adults, living in Branford, Guilford, Madison and the CT Shoreline. Drawing and painting classes are a wonderful way for children to develop visual and tactile skills and to develop self-expression.

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Customer Testimonials

The best most dedicated instructors. Mr. Milgram has inspired my daughter to pursue her passion!

I was hesitant to take music lessons because I had never played an instrument before. After long thought, I decided to try this school, and I’m glad I did! Thanks to Richard, who is an amazing teacher, I have learned how to play piano. He’s thoughtful, kind, and understanding. What I like the most is that the program is personalized and designed based on my needs. I look forward to every lesson. It is the best part of my week!

Mr. and Mrs. Milgram have a gentle way of conveying love for music and art to children. Both of my kids enjoy their lessons and make new progress every week.

I was so happy to find this school! I have a fantastic time each week, and am finally learning how to play the violin. Richard is a wonderful teacher, always encouraging me to do my best, and to make the best music possible. I look forward to every lesson.

My son Hari has been learning to play guitar from Shoreline School of Art and Music and he really loves it. I have seen him get better and better at playing guitar. He is very happy with his teacher. I am glad we choose Shoreline School of Art and Music in Branford!!!

Highlight of my busy week. Wished I had Richard as a teacher when I was younger. He teaches you not only how to play the instrument but more importantly how to create music.