Music education is an integral part of life at Stamford American International School and our commitment to music can be seen throughout our campuses. Young ones at the Early Learning Village (ELV) are introduced to music and movement at the tender age of 18 months. From the age of 3 years, children have the option to join the Suzuki violin program and learn the violin through the world-renowned Suzuki method. The Suzuki method promotes creative development through positive motivation and learning with others. From the age of 5, children can move on to cello lessons.

Music is a part of the curriculum for students up to Grade 8, while students in Grade 9 and Grade 10 can choose music for their Middle Years Program (MYP) arts allocation. In Grade 11 and Grade 12, students who are keen on continuing their music education can opt for it as their arts subject within the Diploma Program (DP). More than 400 students are enrolled in our Instrumental Music Program, which supports instruction in 12 instruments by highly-trained and passionate music teachers.

There is a great love and appreciation of music among our students and we encourage it by offering various platforms for creative expression. Outside the classroom, many students perform with at least 1 of more than 20 choral, string, orchestral and rock ensembles. Students, staff and parents frequently get together to enjoy performances in our state-of-the-art Reagan Theater and at other spots on our campuses.



Students Within
Our Instrumental
Music Program




Musical Instruments
to Choose From


Large Scale
Annual Concerts