After School Programs
After School Programs
- Group lessons in music, art, theater, and dance
- Comprehensive, fun introduction to arts study
- Instructors engaged in thriving arts careers across New York City
- Focused subject areas to immerse students in instruction
Parents and Children Beginner: This is beginning music and instrumental instruction for both children and adults. Students explore musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, and notation while learning to play a string instrument. Children and adults work together to problem-solve and mentor one another and learn to play music together, both in unison and in parts.
Advanced District: Children continue playing string instruments at a faster and more performance-oriented manner than in the beginner classes. Repertoire, practice, and skill development is geared toward a culminating performance with other students from across the NYC area. An audition is required.
Students learn basic guitar, percussion skills, and singing while working in groups to perform basic rock music pieces. Students play in several configurations or groups and have the opportunity to learn skills on all instruments. Emphasis is placed on basic technique and self-expression. If desired, students will learn basic song- and lyric-construction skills and write their own pieces.
Student sing songs in a variety of genres, including spirituals, folk songs, pop song, and musical theatre. They learn healthy singing technique and basic music skills from tempo and rhythm to pitch and musical notation. Members will sing both in unison and in parts, as fits into the group desires and dynamics.
Students will explore a variety of mediums, such as photography, collage, mixed media collage, and drawing. They will learn basic techniques and focus on self-expression and communication through the various artistic forms.
Students learn about and compose music using such programs as Garage Band. Students might create background beats to which they compose and record their own songs and lyrics, combine music that is already recorded in “mash-ups” to create new meaning, explore arranging songs, compose music using loops.