What a great experience! -adult student


Coming here makes my day better. I`m always excited to practice what I have learned. -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.     


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


I enjoy your method, humor and the way you challenge me.
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. 


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We welcome adults of all skill levels and abilities.

You are never too old to benefit from music. 


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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 from 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 is now performing with the Elm City Chorus, New Haven.


I truly enjoy my one hour a week with Richard.
 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.


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    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 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.