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The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music SchooL

Fostering education, access, and inclusion for people of all ages with vision loss


The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (FMDG Music School), founded in 1913, is committed to helping people pursue their study of music while addressing the challenges posed by vision loss. The Music School has garnered high regard for its instruction, performances, and teacher training. We also serve as a resource to music educators and performers nationwide as one of the leading providers of large print and braille music.

Arts education fosters inclusion, diversity and creativity. Vision loss knows no boundaries. At The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School, we demonstrate these tenets each and every day with each and every student. 


FMDG Music School students awarded at the 2023 Bella Music Foundation International Music Competition

The FMDG Music School would like to congratulate three outstanding students for competing as finalists in the 2023 Bella Music Foundation International Music Competition….

America Strong segment on ABC World News Tonight features FMDG Music School and jazz alum Matthew Whitaker

Anchor and journalist, David Muir, captured the essence of Matthew Whitaker and the FMDG Music School on ABC’s World News Tonight America Strong segment…

FMDG Braille Music Collection Dedication

The FMDG Braille Music Collection was launched at the NYPL Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.  The collection…

Conversations with ‘The Fil’: Matthew Whitaker

The Conversations with ‘The Fil’ series is intended to enlighten and familiarize people with musicians, writers, artists, dancers, and actors of note who are blind…


We offer a wide array of classes for children, teens, and adults ranging from individual lessons to ensembles. Individual instruction is taught in-person and virtually. We also offer online group classes on a variety of special interest topics which have included musical theater, opera, electronic music, hip hop and much more.


  • Braille and customized large print scores
  • One ensemble at no charge when enrolled in individual lessons
  • World-class performing/recording faculty members
  • Use of a wide range of instruments (including a theremin!)
  • Access to music technology and specialized music software
The FMDG Music School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, volunteers, vendors, and clients.
Close up of woman's ringed fingers over braille.
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