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.
The Music Hall Academy is offering a variety of classes after school to kids in grades K-12. See a complete list of our programs below!
Now more than ever we need the inspiration of the Arts! Music, movement, improvisation and theater can all be a comfort during difficult times. This summer, The Music Hall Academy is offering young people and families fun and exciting online diversions from the troubles of the world! Our summer online sessions are split into THREE TWO-WEEK SESSIONS. Within those two weeks, students pay only $50 for two weeks of offerings: a menu of fun workshops that can fit into your busy schedules.
THREE TWO WEEK SESSIONS: $50 EACH!
WEEK OF JULY 6 & WEEK OF JULY 13
WEEK OF JULY 27 & WEEK OF AUGUST 3
WEEK OF AUGUST 17 & WEEK OF AUGUST 24
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS
GRADES 2 – 5
9 AM TO 11 AM CREATIVE WRITING WITH PETER ROYSTON: Let your creativity flow with the Director of the Music Hall Academy – write stories, plays and poems and get feedback from your fellow writers in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere!
12PM TO 1 PM WESTCHESTER CIRCUS ARTS: Receive expert virtual instruction from the pros at Westchester Circus Arts in a variety of circus disciplines that are safe to do at home including: juggling and prop manipulation, basic handstands, flexibility, hula hooping, magic and more!
1:30PM TO 3:30 PM THEATER 101: Explore the basics of acting, theater and storytelling with Academy Director Peter Royston! Explore scenes and monologues from classic plays and movies!
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS
GRADES 6 – 12
10AM TO 11AM WESTCHESTER CIRCUS ARTS: Specialty workshops in advanced circus skills including contortion, hooping, handstands/hand-balancing, strength & stretch, juggling & prop manipulation!
12PM TO 2 PM “WORDS AND MUSIC” WITH MARIA MCCONVILLE AND MARIA JACOBI: Explore everything there is to know about Musical Theater with two amazing teaching artists: Voice, Singing, Acting, Scene Work, Audition Prep and more! Sing your heart out, the world needs music now!
4:00PM to 6:00 PM PLAYWRITING WITH PETER ROYSTON: Find your voice! Bring your words and ideas to life by exploring the basics of drama (action, character, conflict)! Learn through your own writing and by encouraging others! Young people will end the two weeks with their own short play!