Make Friends, Have Fun, Sing, Dance, Act and Explore the Arts With Us THIS SUMMER!
Private lessons are available for students of all ages and levels.
Monday through Thursday
(please check with office about teacher availability)
30-minute, 45-minute, and 1-hour classes are available Violin (Suzuki* & Traditional), Viola, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Guitar, Suzuki Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Voice, and Composition. Other instruments may be available. Instrumental lesson books are not included in tuition.
Tuition: 4 Weeks
30 Minutes $145.00
45 Minutes $ 220.00
60 Minutes $ 290.00
A Taste of the Arts-An Arts Sampler
This summer, students will have a choice to sample each of our group arts classes with the “Taste of the Arts” voucher. A voucher is obtained for just the regular price of a regular running summer group class but allows the student the freedom to choose their disciplines “a la carte”. Given the short schedule of our summer program, students can expect each class to be packed with a full arts education experience. This allows for students that are interested in several art disciplines or specialties a chance to see what they may or may not be interested in, moving into our normal schedule of the fall.
SINGLE COURSE TUITION: $100/4 weeks
Group Guitar Class (July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesdays 2:30 pm (60 min)
Basic guitar instruction, music fundamentals and a brief overview of guitar history will be taught over the 4-week period. An acoustic guitar is mandatory (nylon/ steel).
Group Piano Keyboarding (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 1:00 pm (90 min)
Students of all ages and abilities can learn how to play the piano or improve their piano skills in this fun, welcoming, and interactive classroom environment! Individual attention is balanced with group activities and performances to foster a communal learning culture and inspire students to work together to achieve musical goals. Engaging sight- reading, technique, theory, and composition exercises allow students to approach the piano from diverse perspectives, leading to well-rounded musicianship. When it comes time to perform, classmates transform into engaged audience members for impromptu in-class recitals!
Group Suzuki Violin (July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesdays 1:00 pm (90 min)
The class will emphasize musical development through interesting repertoire as well as promoting music reading skills and being part of an ensemble.
This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners and young violinists to hone their skills and make progress at a faster pace. Students will be evaluated and placed in class by skill level on the first week of class.
@NSA Media Lab
DJ Academy (July 10, 17, 24, 31)
Wednesdays 5:30 pm (60 min)
Become a successful DJ playing the music YOU love using today’s digital technology. Learn the turntablism techniques of beat-matching, scratching & live remixing to rock a party. Delve into hip hop history, DJ terminology & song structure to strengthen your musical knowledge. In the end, you’ll be able to express yourselves creatively in the art of DJing!
Digital Photography (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 3:30 pm (60 min)
So, you love taking pictures with the latest photo filters and post photos on your favorite social media channel. Why not learn how to take professional photos with your phone or camera that will take all your photo sharing to a new level. Whether it is for a presentation or just for fun your pictures will look great. Bring your own camera or phone to class and let’s have a blast.
Music Production Lab 1 & 2 (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm (60 min)
In this class, students become music producers as they compose original tracks using professional, but easy to use, computer software and technology. No prior knowledge of music theory required, students will have fun learning the basics or making use of the skills they’ve developed in other classes. Students will explore their creativity as they layer beats, rhythms, and melodies with loops, sequencers, and synthesized sounds. There are so many instruments and effects that students can choose from, genres they can work in, and methods for orchestrating their songs, that every composition comes out unique.
Graphic Design (July 10, 17, 24, 31)
Wednesdays 1:30 pm (60 min)
Students will learn what it means to be a creative thinker and to unlock your inner creative genius! You’ll gain access into what controls our psychology and how our decisions and thoughts are controlled by what we see, hear, read and watch. You will be able to bring your ideas to the table and bring them to life using the tools that the professionals use every day. And you will leave the course with a higher understanding of the world around you. Enter the Digital Age of Professional Creativity!
Summer Ballet (July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesdays 4:30 pm (60 min)
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work. Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement with proper ballet technique. New and more complex material will be taught at an accelerated pace. Student will begin to learn basic ballet history and develop a knowledge and great appreciation of the great ballets, classical music and famous dancers.
Summer Hip-Hop (July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesdays 3:30 pm (60 min)
In this fun and high-energy class, students learn combinations to their favorite pop songs. Music is always kid friendly and appropriate. Class focus is on development of skills, self-confidence and personal style.
Summer Tiny Steps I & II (July 10, 17, 24, 31)
Wednesdays 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Level 1), 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (level 2)
This is a fun and energetic introduction to our regular yearly tap and ballet program for boys and girls. Body alignment and spatial awareness, responsiveness to music and ballet vocabulary are woven into the interactive fun experiences that delight young dancers.
African Drum and Dance (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 4:30 pm (60 min)
This high-energy class explores traditional African dances building from traditional African dance techniques, followed by practice across the floor and culminating in a final phrase. This class is occasionally accompanied by live drumming on the Djembe and the Djun-djun.
Summer Tap (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 2:30 pm (60 min)
Tap classes introduce boys and girls to the basic rhythmic movements of tap using age appropriate movements and music. This is the preparatory class, which will teach students the basic vocabulary used in tap.
Fashion/Costume Design (July 11, 18, 25, August 1)
Thursdays 4:30 pm (60 min)
This is a great class for student who want to learn how to make their own apparel / costume designs. Students learn how to draw silhouettes, create patterns, paper mock-ups, measure fabric, to create clothing/costumes using the sewing machine in an open studio environment.
Summer Painters (July 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm (60 min)
Students will use a variety of materials and learn techniques for applying different styles and art materials for their paintings and drawings. Projects will include rigorous exercises using mixed media, printmaking, drawing and painting to further hone artistic skills. Students will explore subject matter such as, animals, still life, buildings, and portraits. The instructor will cite historical and stylistic periods to encourage students to develop visual acuity and art terminology.
Comic and Manga Drawing Technique I & II (July 10, 17, 24, 31)
Wednesdays Beginner @ 2:30 pm, Intermediate @ 3:30 pm (60 min)
Students will be able to master perceptional drawing and be able to render light and shadow with the use of a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. While the skills they learn will be fundamental for the Anime, Manga and Comic market, they can also be used for the 2D and 3D animation field as well as fine arts.MUSIC