Potomac Community Welcomes the International School of Music to their neighborhood with open arms!

Our Grand Opening of our new Potomac Location at Cabin John Mall was a HUGE HIT!  Over 300 people attended the event, joining the support of Rockville Chamber of Commerce, and Montgomery County Council Member Andrew M. Friedson, who gave a warm welcome speech.

Our award-wining faculty provided music lesson demonstrations via our famous Instrumental Petting Zoo, so students could explore what it feels like to hold or play a variety of instruments including violin, cello, flute, saxophone, clarinet, harp, piano, drums and more! Our toddlers and preschoolers had tons of fun dancing to kids’ tunes and playing games with Miss Cara while learning the elementary blocks of music in our Early Childhood Music classroom.

Families also had the opportunity to explore our beautiful, new, custom-designed 5,300 square foot Potomac facility that houses thirty sound-proofed private music studios.  A hilarious and fun magician strolled the corridors, entertaining guests throughout the facility, and students of all ages even got their faces painted!  One of our very talented guitar teachers, Matt, serenaded guests with beautiful jazz music while they ate and drank delicious snacks and beverages in the lobby.  Few lucky winners received our grand opening raffle prizes such as  one year of free lessons, Yamaha digital piano,  acoustic guitar and $100 Amazon gift card!

Thank you all for supporting us at our grand opening and welcoming us into your community! We are excited to be part of it and look forward to serve generations to come.  For more information please visit: www.ismw.org, or give us a call at 301-365-5888.


The International School of School, voted best for music instruction by Washington Families, offers one of the finest music programs to the greater DC community.  Founded in 2004, ISM’s mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower youth to become more confident, creative and empathetic human beings.  As an active member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the International School of Music offers music lessons in all instruments and voice to over 1,500 students of all ages, levels and abilities. Our expanded curriculum also includes early childhood music classes, an adult music program and numerous chamber ensembles coached by experienced faculty members. In addition, ISM’s Student Ambassador Program provides students not only with various opportunities to perform, but also an avenue to share music with the surrounding community. With locations in Bethesda and Potomac, ISM is renowned for its world-class faculty of professional musicians who facilitate a unique combination of high quality music education and performance opportunities that shape and inspire young, well-versed musicians. For more information, please visit www.ismw.org