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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. 


The Fil at the Met Concert – Making Waves

The FMDG Music School returned to the Met Museum on Saturday, May 11 for its annual Fil at the Met concert.  This year The Fil’s…

18th Annual Performathon

The 18th Annual Performathon was held in Warburg Lounge at 92nd Street Y on Saturday, March 23. The Performathon is an opportunity for students…

Conversations with The Fil: Large Print Music

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…

FMDG Music School at the 2024 NYC Braille Challenge

On February 3 the FMDG Music School was represented by both staff and students at the 2024 NYC Braille Challenge.  The annual event attracts…


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.
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