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Welcome to Connecticut Valley School and Dance

As we are heading into going back to school and everyone is adjusting to the “New Normal” which is still yet to be defined, we hope you and your families are all safe and healthy.  As with all businesses the Music industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic, the live music scene has evaporated! Musicians and music teachers who rely on music as their livelihood are struggling to make ends meet as venues (Restaurants and Clubs) that host live music are shut down or drastically limited. Band programs in school will look drastically different this year as we are all trying to adapt to a very different world. Here is a link detailing some of the struggles our industry will be facing in the coming year.  It is paramount that we not only support our restaurants, but also our musicians and teachers who keep the arts alive. 

 Ronna, Sara and I have devised  Covid 19 prevention measures that is outlined here. Moving forward into the new school year the health and safety of our students and faculty is paramount. Social distancing has become a regular part of our vocabulary.


We are looking forward to seeing students back in the school and hearing the sweet sound of music reverberating once again through our hallways.  Alicia and I are working on defining the Dance program to accommodate the Social Distancing guidelines.  Our group classes will now be limited to four students and the instructor.  We will be again working with the Park & Rec department on group music & Dance classes and starting about June 15th.

One of the new features at the school will be the opening of our new Podcast Studio in the spring. Podcasts are rapidly becoming the new norm for people consuming their news.  We will be featuring podcasts covering a variety of musical topics as well as making the studio available to rent for people to start their own podcast!!

On behalf of all our faculty and staff here at Conn. Valley, we feel fortunate to be a part of the Portland Business community.  The countless friendships and relationships we have developed over our 35 plus years in business and the support we have received from the community has been heartwarming. Ronna and I would also like to welcome Sara Slocum as a part of our management team. Sara has been a part of our faculty for many years as our flute instructor.

Thank You!

David & Ronna Kuzminski

Sara Slocum

Conn. Valley School of Music & Dance is celebrating its 34th anniversary, as part of the Town of Portland’s business community and we have just completed a very extensive renovation project at the school adding more studio space and reconfiguring the stores floor plan.. The school has been owned and operated by David and Ronna Kuzminski since 1984 and has succeeded in providing Middlesex County and surrounding areas with excellent instruction in Music and Dance. Their exceptional faculty consists of fourteen highly trained working artists and performers. Because its small size individual attention can be given to each student in a supportive environment. All of our programs give students the knowledge and ability to develop their musical and dance ability.

Whether you are among student just getting into dance or music or an adult wanting to get back into the arts, Conn. Valley has the program that will suit you best.

We offer private instruction in:

  • Piano/Electric Keyboard

  • Saxophone

  • Clarinet

  • Flute

  • Bass

  • Banjo

  • Voice

  • French Horn

  • Drums

  • Guitar

  • Accordion

  • Trumpet

  • Viola

  • Violin

  • Percussion

We also have classes in:

  • Music Theory

  • Composition

  • MIDI Implementation

  • Understanding MIDI

  • Electronic Keyboard

  • Computer Sequencing

  • Flute Ensemble

  • Recorder Ensemble

  • Musical Theater

  • Drum Ensemble

  • Percussion Ensemble

  • Guitar Ensemble

We stock a complete line of sheet music and method books along with accessories and supplies. We can custom order sheet music and have it for you in 48 hours. We have a complete Band Instrument Repair Department ON PREMISES! 

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