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.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL PROGRAMS IS NOW OPEN!

The Music Hall Academy is offering a variety of classes after school to kids in grades K-12, and to adults.  See a complete list of our programs below!

ABOUT PETER ROYSTON

After a career creating educational materials and programs in which he wrote over 50 study guides for Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, and co-founded Broadway Classroom, the educational theater program for Broadway.com, Peter Royston has spent fifteen years as a well-known theater educator in Westchester. Through various organizations and school districts, he has directed countless in-school theater residencies and productions of musicals, plays and Shakespeare with young people of all ages. A certified New York State drama teacher, Mr. Royston has a Masters in Theater Education from the City College of New York.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ACADEMY

“I like the way the programs are framed, and that you provided a full theatre experience- not just acting.”

“I love that my child has the opportunity to work with professionals on a big stage!”

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE!

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


FALL WORKSHOPS

Program Age Date and Time Instructor Fee
THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYGROUND PRESENTS: THE TEMPEST! Grades 2-5 Mondays starting 9/23
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Peter Royston $395 Register Now!
Love magic and wizards? This Fall, the Academy’s Shakespeare Playground conjures up the most famous Magical Wizard of all: THE TEMPEST! The Tempest tells the story of a Wizard trapped on a desert island, ruling over monsters and spirits, but longing to get REVENGE on those who stranded him there! Full of action, adventure and danger, this is an amazing story, and what a wonderful introduction to the language of William Shakespeare! No experience necessary, just come and have fun!
 
SHOW CHOIR Grades 4-8 Tuesdays starting 10/8
3:30pm to 5:15pm
Allison Talis and Lynda DeFuria $395 Register Now!
Show choir mixes the MAGIC of song and dance, blending choral singing of Broadway, popular hits and traditional music with choreography, Glee-style! Learn harmony, voice technique and choreography! Soulful, joyful and filled with an opportunity for everyone to express themselves through the joy of singing. No singing experience required and all voices welcome! We learn songs by ear, rehearse once a week and there will be solo opportunities for anyone who wants one! Just show up with a love to sing and raise our voices and spirits as a community together!
 
FALL PLAY! HAMMERED: A THOR AND LOKI PLAY (MARVEL SPOTLIGHT)! Grades 6-12 Tuesdays starting 10/8
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Peter Royston $395 Register Now!
What?! A new play featuring your favorite Marvel characters?! YES! One is the Norse God of Thunder, Master of the Storm, Lord of the Living Lightning, and heir to the throne of eternal Asgard. The other born of a Frost Giant, but now the Norse God of Mischief. Yet they are brothers, and together they are…The Mighty Thor and Loki! As Thor struggles with the stress of final exams, his brother Loki finds himself under a different sort of pressure. Neither are beneath pranks in the endless competition for their parents’ favor. But underneath all the thunder and mischief, these two Princes of Asgard discover a bond that will last millennia. Come be part of history as these Marvel characters take the Music Hall stage by storm!
 
SOUND MAGIC: Become a technical wizard! Grades 3-5 Wednesdays starting 10/2
3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Neal Spitzer $395 Register Now!
Go behind the scenes and learn the basics of sound recording and editing with educator and musician Neal Spitzer! Learn how to use basic recording and mixing software like Garage Band, Protools and Logic! Unlock the “magic” in your own computer! Learn how to set up equipment and be part of the team interviewing Tarrytown Music Hall stars and recording their music! This is a hands-on, once in a lifetime experience – don’t miss it!
 
SOUND MAGIC: Become a technical wizard! Grades 6-12 Wednesdays starting 10/2
5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Neal Spitzer $395 Register Now!
Go behind the scenes and learn the basics of sound recording and editing with educator and musician Neal Spitzer! Learn how to use basic recording and mixing software like Garage Band, Protools and Logic! Unlock the “magic” in your own computer! Learn how to set up equipment and be part of the team interviewing Tarrytown Music Hall stars and recording their music! This is a hands-on, once in a lifetime experience – don’t miss it!
 
DANCING THROUGH THE WORLD! Pre-K Thursdays starting 10/3
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Jill Lifflander $140 Register Now!
Come experience dances and music from around the world! We will travel all over the world together, listening to music and finding rhythmic patterns, learning simplified versions of the dances from France, Brazil, India, Mexico, Egypt, Israel, New York, Cuba and more! Wonderful fun exploring for pre-K kids and their families!
 
DANCING THROUGH THE WORLD! Grades K-1 Thursdays stating 10/3
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Jill Lifflander $140 Register Now!
Take a MAGICAL journey! Dancer, artist and educator Jill Liflander takes kids in grades K and 1 on an imaginative trip around the world! Each week you’ll visit a new land and learn about its customs and culture through silly and fun stories, dances, music, song, games and arts and crafts! Brazil! Japan! India! The only limit is your imagination – for adventurous kids only!
 
IMPROV WORKSHOP Grades 6-12 Thursdays starting 10/3
4:30pm to 6:15pm
David Neilsen $395 Register Now!
Spend Thursday afternoons working on advanced improv games with David Neilsen! This class is great for older kids just starting improv or for kids who have some improv under their belt. No experience needed, just come willing to play!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE!

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!