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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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.

SPRING WORKSHOPS

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAYGROUND PRESENTS: JULIUS CAESAR
Price: $395 | Grades 2-5 | Instructor: Peter Royston
Mondays starting 3/2 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Class dates: 3/23, 3/30, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 , 6/1, 6/8 & 6/15
No Class on: 4/6, 4/13, 5/25
Performance: Monday, 6/15 at 5pm

The Academy’s Shakespeare Playground program continues to introduce the world’s greatest plays to young actors in an accessible and fun atmosphere! JULIUS CAESAR is Shakespeare’s adventure story of political ambition, corruption and betrayal, as Roman senators Brutus and Cassius lead a group effort to assassinate the powerful Julius Caesar, then battle with Mark Antony over control of the state!

JESSICA QUICKSILVER AND THE CLOUD PIRATES OF TOMORROW! A NEW PLAY OF ADVENTURE AND EXCITEMENT!
Price: $395 | Grades 3-6 | Instructor: Peter Royston
Tuesdays starting 3/3 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Class dates: 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 & 6/2
No Class on: 4/7
Performance: Tuesday, 6/2 at 7:00pm

WHO IS JESSICA QUICKSILVER?! Explorer, adventurer, reporter, and the best friend you’ll ever have, Jessica is always on the move with her friends – a cowboy, a computer wizard and a sidekick android – but ever since her father disappeared, she’s been looking to fill the void in her heart. Working as an investigative reporter for her school newspaper THE WATCHMAN, Jessica is always looking over her shoulder for her enemy, Granny Misery and the mysterious dark figure pulling all the strings! JESSICA QUICKSILVER AND THE CLOUD PIRATES OF TOMORROW is a wild new adventure story take off on comic books, cartoons and anime! Join Jessica this spring and speed through adventure after adventure, fighting horrible villains, meeting strange and wonderful creatures!

SOUND MAGIC
Price: $395 | Grades 3-8 | Instructor: Neal Spitzer
Wednesdays starting 3/4 from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Class dates: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
No Class on: 4/8
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)
Price: $140 | Grades: Pre-K | Instructor: Jill Liflander
Thursdays starting 3/5/20 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Class dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23
No class on 4/9
Performance: In class on 4/23

DANCING THROUGH THE WORLD! (K-1)
Price: $140 | Grades: K-1 | Instructor: Jill Liflander
Thursdays starting 3/5/20 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Class dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23
No class on 4/9
Performance: In class on 4/23
Jill’s workshops for very young kids are all about movement, music and magic! Dancer, artist and educator Jill Liflander takes kids in Pre-K, 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 sill and fun stories, dances, music, songs, games and arts and crafts! Just think! Brazil! Japan! India! For adventurous kids only – the only limit is your imagination!

IMPROV WORKSHOP!
Price: $395 | Grades: 6-12 | Instructor: David Neilsen
Thursdays starting 3/5/20 from 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Class dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
No class on 4/9
Want to inject a little fun into your week this winter? Try Improv! Like the stars of Saturday Night Live or Second City TV, improvisers act on their toes, with no script, just using wits, imagination and a wild sense of humor! Under the direction of Improvisation guru and master storyteller David Neilsen you’ll learn more effective communication skills, be less self-conscious about speaking in public and be able to think better on your feet – all the while having a blast! No experience necessary – just be ready to have fun!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE!

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!