About Us

Our experience & expertise in music education is unmatched.
Head of admissions and faculty member at Berklee College of Music for 40 years, Steve Lipman and our team at Inside Music Schools speak music as their primary language. We approach each client contact with open eyes, ears, and minds. We apply our experience and expertise as professional music educators and veteran consultants to the specific goals, skills, and concerns of each student and their families. Our clients are now launching careers from Juilliard, Berklee, USC, New England Conservatory, Jacobs School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and nearly every other major music program in the country.
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Dr. David Lee Fish, Ph.D., is senior associate with Inside Music Schools and works with all the families and students we serve. He brings to his role a long, successful career in both music and higher education. David founded and continues to direct the degree concentration in popular music as a tenured professor at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. In that role, he has gained expertise in a range of subjects, including music business, technology, and theory. He also co-founded and is a past president of the Association for Popular Music Education, the leading professional organization for educators in that field. His participation has helped him forge relationships with fellow faculty of popular music across the country and intimate knowledge of their programs.
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History of Success

Steve Lipman’s team admitted many of the industry’s leading professionals. As Berklee's head of Admissions, he was responsible for enrolling such Grammy nominees & winners as: