What a great experience! -adult student


Lessons have enriched my life beyond measure. The discussions we have about music last me throughout the week. 


I arrive to class feeling welcomed and depart feeling cared for. -East Haven.     


www.branford education hall of Richard Milgram strikes the right chord every day as owner of the Shoreline School of Art and Music.


Lessons are better than expected. -high school student


Instruction is totally awesome and the teacher is very patient. I think he is wonderful. -High School Guidance Counselor-piano student


The teacher is excellent at answering questions and in anticipating a point that needs clarifying. -North Branford student


Highly recommend Shoreline School. I like coming here. It`s so relaxing, probably the most relaxing time of my week. -Madison


I have learned a lot from you this summer and I appreciate all the help you have given me in learning to play the piano. I will continue to practice at school (college) because it is a hobby I am excited to progress in further!…6 Reasons Learning An Instrument As An Adult Is … something you need more now than you did … from long days at work to fit in music lessons.


Shoreline School of Art and Music Inc., est. 1978, is a staple in Connecticut.


Google+  Wish I had Richard as a teacher when I was younger. Highlight of my busy week. Now I am really enjoying playing the piano and practice over an hour a day. 


Support your local art and music school.

We welcome adults of all skill levels and abilities.


You are never too old to benefit from music. 


FREE tour day or evening.  Call 203-481-4830.


Voted Five Stars (Superior Rating)


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Students share candid thoughts about their experience at the Shoreline School of Art & Music.


What I like most is that the program is personalized and designed based on my needs. 


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From a newspaper feature: Richard’s spacious teaching area is a veritable music laboratory complete with pianos, drums, and more. 


I am loving it! He teaches you not only how to play the instrument but, more importantly, how to make music.


Adult piano student Pilar Patino, Lyme, is conducting a Yale-sponsored survey of adults who study music.


The Shoreline School of Art & Music has long been regarded as the finest provider of art and music education.


Thanks for another great lesson. 


You were an awesome guitar teacher! You gave me a great start to a lifelong passion. I`ll have my doctorate next year and music is a great outlet. Thank you.


The best, most dedicated instructors.


Singing student Susan Farnsworth is now performing with the Elm City Chorus, New Haven.


I truly enjoy my one hour a week with Richard. -Branford student


 new student wrote: In a short period, I am learning so much about music reading and playing the piano.


Mr. Milgram has inspired me to pursue my passion.















Professionally tailored courses meet at your convenience, day or evening once a week, weekdays or Saturdays. 


  • I love my weekly music lesson! I appreciate the instructor’s gentle encouragement, exquisite patience and sense of humor. The sensitivity he shows to the individual student makes him a fine teacher.


  • I am finally learning music as I’ve always wanted to learn. Highly recommend Shoreline School.


Welcome back singer/college grad Bobbie Esposito, Guilford, to be coached for Broadway auditions.


Congratulations to piano student Ben Paul, Litchfield, who we coached for college auditions, on receiving a college scholarship.


  • saxAfter 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 to play piano. He’s thoughtful, kind, and understanding.

  • (Adult) Hamden- I was so happy to find this school! I have a fantastic time each week and I am finally learning to play 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.


  • Highly recommend Shoreline School. I like coming here. It`s so relaxing, probably the most relaxing time of my week. -Madison


  • You are the very best coach I`ve had in my life. Thank you for your wonderful gift of music to me. Your grateful student.” D.S., MD


  • I thoroughly enjoy my lessons. I experience a great degree of enjoyment with each lesson.  -North Haven 


The Shoreline School of Art & Music has been approved by the

Connecticut Dept of  Higher Education.