Christine and Jeffrey Nowmos
Music for Any Occasion

About Us

Christine Nowmos is a cum laude graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education.  She received her Masters of Music degree in music education from West Chester University in 2006. Christine holds a New Jersey state teaching certificate for K-12 vocal and instrumental music and has completed certification courses in the Kodaly Method of music education at West Chester and in Elementary General Music Level I and Early Childhood Music Level I through the Gordon Institute of Music Learning.

Christine teaches general/vocal music to grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4 in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove, NJ, Regional School District and is the director of the Mary S. Shoemaker School choral music program (visit her school web page). She has also taught elementary general/vocal music in Hamilton Twp. (Atlantic Co., NJ) Public Schools and instrumental music in several South Jersey parochial and private schools. Christine has developed and is the teacher for the MusiKids early childhood music, yoga, and movement program. MusiKids classes are offered for children from newborns through age 8 and are held each summer at Pink Lotus Yoga in Swedesboro, NJ.  She has also practiced yoga for over 15 years and runs the Kids' Yoga Club at the Mary S. Shoemaker School. She is currently earning her RYT-200 yoga teacher certification through the Marianne Wells Yoga School at Pink Lotus Yoga.

Christine is a member of the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the NJ Music Educators Association, the Gordon Institute of Music Learning, and the NJ Education Association. She was the recipient of a New Jersey Governor's Teaching Scholarship and was conductor for the South Jersey Choral Directors Association Elementary Choral Festival in spring 2007. She has published an article in the music educators' journal General Music Today, has been interviewed for the MENC publication Teaching Music, and has served as an online teacher mentor for MENC.

Christine is an experienced performer on several instruments, including piano, flute, voice, euphonium, and trombone. She is the piano accompanist for the Woodstown High School choral program and has accompanied for several school and community musical theater and choral programs.  She is available as a classical or jazz/contemporary pianist, flautist, or vocalist for weddings and other functions in the NJ/DE/Phila. region. She has also composed or arranged songs for chorus, piano, solo voice and other  combinations of instruments/voice. Visit her MySpace page to hear some examples of her original music
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Jeffrey Nowmos is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University's Esther Boyer School of Music, with a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz guitar performance.

Jeff is a well-rounded musician, at home either as a soloist or as part of a group. He has experience with a wide range of musical styles from classical guitar and piano, traditional and modern jazz, contemporary/pop, to hard rock. He has played guitar with a wide variety of ensembles throughout the South Jersey/Philadelphia region, including traditional jazz quartet Spiral, jazz/contemporary duo Another Place, dance/party band Road Scholars, and is founder/leader of the Jeff Nowmos Jazz Trio/Quartet. Jeff has also played guitar and bass for several South Jersey/Phila area musical theater productions and was bassist for Grateful Dead tribute band Acoustic Culture. In addition, he has more than 15 years' experience as a solo guitarist and pianist at restaurants and for weddings and private parties. Jeff can currently be heard as part of a jazz/contemporary guitar and drum duo on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM
at the Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grill in Wildwood, NJ, during the summer of 2011.

Jeff has composed over a hundred rock and jazz songs, a string quartet, and  works for choir, for piano and for classical/solo guitar. He is currently working on a symphony/large scale composition.  As a composer, Jeff seeks to transcend stylistic boundaries by incorporating elements of classical, jazz and even rock music into his compositions. Visit Jeff's composer website at www.jeffnowmos.com
to listen to some of his compositions and download full-length mp3s!

Christine and Jeff were married on June 1, 1996. They live in Woodstown, NJ, with their son, George, and their Dalmatian mix, Jessie. George is also a budding young musician who enjoys singing and playing percussion instruments in music class at school and has been learning to play the piano at home. In addition to making music together, the Nowmos family enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, reading, and playing Scrabble.


Photograph by Gary Johnson















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