Art For Life

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 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.

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

ProgramAgeDate and TimeInstructorFee 
 
Adventure Week: Monkey King Rocks!Grades 2-5

Monday –  Friday

9am – 1pm

08/19/2019 – 08/23/2019

Peter Royston

$280Register Now!
Academy Director Peter Royston guides young performers through the Chinese myth of The Monkey King in MONKEY KING ROCKS! Based on an ancient Chinese myth, MONKEY KING ROCKS is the magical adventure story of a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers and immortality while always holding on to his mischievous personality. Through his wild adventures, and his friends like Piggy (half Pig, half human, all heart!) and Sandy (a man-eating sand demon, but don’t worry, he’s cool to his friends!) the trickster monkey flies through the clouds, fights monsters, and tricks dragon kings – all the while finding new friends and ruling his Monkey Kingdom with kindness, good humor – and ice cream! MONKEY KING ROCKS is a wild and breathless adventure of friendship and magic – come join us this summer to be part of the rocking monkey fun!
 
Adventure Week: Greek Myths Come To Life!Grades 5-8

Monday –  Friday

1pm – 5pm

08/19/2019 – 08/23/2019

David Neilsen

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For years, director, writer and Improv expert David Neilsen has thrilled and tickled the funny bone of the Rivertowns with his annual “Rockin’ Hood” shows – now he bring the madness to the Music Hall stage! This year the theme is Greek Mythology! Young people weave rock, pop, broadway, and more into a half-­hour romp of heroes, villains, sword fighting, wand waving, and sheer lunacy. Campers will help select the songs they sing, or they can choose not to sing at all. They will also be involved in painting and creating the show’s sets and props.