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The historic Tarrytown Music Hall has joined forces with theater educator Peter Royston in creating The Music Hall Academy under the motto “Art For Life.” Based on traditional concepts of creative mentorship, The Music Hall Academy provides young people with an artistic home where they can develop vital life skills through the performing arts, learning from theater professionals, theater educators, members of the community and from each other. Providing an arts education in a real working theater, The Music Hall Academy immerses young people via a curriculum for theater-making, including set, costume, lighting, directing, playwriting and tech, as well as acting, song and dance. Academy students explore all the different parts of the theater in an open and nurturing  environment.

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Theaters are still closed, but THE SHOW MUST GO ON – ONLINE! The Music Hall Academy will continue online workshops through the fall, with a wide range of fun and exciting offerings! Please join us! All workshops for kids are once a week for 7 weeks starting the week of October 5. $99 per 7 week workshop

FALL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

MYTHOLOGY
Mondays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Grades 2-5
Instructor: Peter Royston

Dates: 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23
No class: 10/12

MYTHOLOGY is everywhere these days, from novels to video games, from Percy Jackson to Harry Potter! Now it’s YOUR turn! Learn about mythology from all around the world and then – write your own super myths! Join us for this EPIC workshop!

POETRY
Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Grades 2-5
Instructor: Peter Royston

Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
No Class: 11/3

Poetry is cool! This workshop introduces you to poetry forms from around the world, from Haiku to Tanka poems, from Sonnets to Limericks! Explore the rhythms, sounds and meanings of words to create your own poems – become a true WORD MASTER!

THE ACADEMY CABARET
Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Grades 6-12
Instructor: Maria Jacobi
Dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
In The Academy Cabaret you’ll explore an exciting mixture of classic songs from Broadway and cutting edge contemporary favorites with educator and voice expert Maria Jacobi. Sing your heart out, the world needs music now more than ever!

CREATIVE WRITING
Thursdays 4:30 TO 6:00 PM
Grades 2-5
Instructor: Peter Royston
Dates: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Let your creativity flow with the Director of the Music Hall Academy – write stories and plays and get feedback from your fellow writers in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere!

ONE ON ONE VOICE LESSONS

One on One Voice Lessons with Maria Jacobi! 
One-on-one voice lessons are being offered through the Tarrytown Music Hall Academy with music educator and voice specialist Maria Jacobi! Students will gain valuable knowledge on vocal technique, audition preparation and confidence in their performance! Many of Maria’s students have gone on to perform in National Tours all over the US.    

WHEN: You work it out with Maria to fit your schedule! 
WHERE: Online! $75 per hour session

ADULT WORKSHOPS

ADULTS! The Music Hall Academy has teamed up with the Bronxville Adult School to offer two adult workshops for the fall, led by our Academy Director Peter Royston! 

SCENE STUDY
Day of the Week: Thursdays
Number of Sessions: 5
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fee: $100.00
Study, explore, investigate and dig into the greatest plays ever written, from the classics to hot-off-the-press, just written dramas! Working with Peter Royston, the Director of the Music Hall Academy, you will read scenes from a wide range of famous plays, with the goal of better understanding the continuum of theater history while at the same time receiving specific constructive feedback on acting craft in a non-judgemental atmosphere!

PLAY WRITING: MAKE A SCENE!
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Number of Sessions: 5
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Fee: $100.00
Calling all playwrights! Find your voice! There’s nothing quite like hearing an actor bring your words and ideas to life on stage! Working with Peter Royston, the Director of the Music Hall Academy, we’ll explore the elements of drama (action, character, conflict, inciting incident, rising action, climax), writing scenes, monologues and short plays. Learn through your own writing and by encouraging others in an easy, non-judgemental atmosphere!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE!

For more information email us at academy@tarrytownmusichall.org or click here for bilingual financial aid forms.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!