About Us

The Douglaston School of Music & Art is owned and directed by renowned pianists and educators Drs. Anna and Rita Aidinian. They hold their Masters and Doctorate degrees from former USSR State Conservatories. Both directors performed extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe and the United States.

Located in Douglaston, Queens, The Douglaston School of Music and Art (DSMA) offers professional music and art instruction for all ages and levels and is registered with the New York State Board of Education. The DSMA has provided the community with high quality education since 1992. The DSMA enjoys an incredibly talented faculty; all the teachers hold degrees from prestigious institutions. The program is based on a unique combination of American, European, and Russian methods of teaching. This allows students to receive first-rate education in the arts in a pressure-free, friendly atmosphere. Our commitment and dedication to maintain the highest standards makes the DSMA an excellent place for students to enjoy the benefits of a personalized education that will enrich their lives and bring out their talents.

Bi-annual recitals, shows, DSMA Festivals, art exhibitions, technical tests, evaluation weeks, preparation and participation for NYSSMA festivals, and ABRSM exams are the highlights of the school curriculum. Students are motivated by promotional certificates, medals, and trophy awards that recognize their achievements. Evaluation weeks and report cards at the end of each marking period allow the parents and the school to follow the students’ progress.