The Diller-Quaile School of Music was founded in 1920 by pianists Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile. Since the School’s founders believed that the capacity for understanding and creating that music exists for and in everyone, it was essential that their music school provide a dynamic and well-rounded experience not just for select students, but for all.
Today, the Diller-Quaile School of Music is a thriving community music school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, comprised of the following departments: Early Childhood, Instrumental and Vocal, Adult, Teacher Training and Outreach. Curricula emanate primarily from international folk music and classical music. Throughout the academic year, Rug Concerts, master classes, student recitals, performances by faculty and guest artists, and special events are offered. Diller-Quaile annually enrolls 1,100 students of all ages. Additionally, the School’s extensive Outreach Programs bring the spirit and mission of Diller-Quaile to approximately 1,000 individuals throughout New York City.