The Tarrytown Music Hall Academy

Inspiring the joy of music, theater and dance through classes, lessons, residencies, workshops and performances.

  • Free Private Music Lessons/Classes: The Music Hall connects talented Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow 5th-12th graders who are in need with professional performing artists and teachers of the Mozartina Conservatory, enabling them to take free private instrumental music lessons.
  • Free School Residencies: The Music Hall provides free theater residencies to Tarrytown’s Washington Irving School and its 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students twice a year. 
  • Theatre Workshops: The Music Hall offers theater workshops for 3rd-8th graders at the Music Hall two or more times a year with a “Pay What You Can” policy so that children may participate regardless of financial limitations. 
  • Theatre Camps: The Music Hall offers 2-week long camps during the summer, ages vary.
  • Specialty Workshops: The Music Hall offers various workshops like Circus Arts, Folklore Urbano NYC and more, ages vary.
  • Theatre Mainstages: The Music Hall presents theater Mainstage productions for 6th -12th graders by audition twice a year.
    Please consider supporting the programs and scholarships through our Educational Fund.

The theater programs are under the direction of Kevin Kearins, the Artistic Director of KJK Productions since 1982. Kevin has produced more than 75 Mainstage and over 200 children’s theatre productions in the tri-state area and has implemented a successful after school theatre program in dozens of schools throughout Westchester County. He has had extensive training, both nationally and in Europe, in all aspects of Voice, Theatre, and Arts Administration. Mr. Kearins holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education/Theatre and is a member of SSDC (the professional national union of Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.)

The Music Hall Academy is committed to providing children and youth with access to the performing arts. We consider the arts to be an irreplaceable tool for personal growth, a gift that keeps giving throughout our lives. For us, the journey is the goal, every lesson and rehearsal an exploration and an adventure. The performance is the “cherry on top” at the end of this process.


2022 Programs



Circus Arts Camp – August 2022

A one-week circus arts camp, in collaboration with Westchester Circus Arts, will be offered for 1st-8th graders from August 15 – 19, 2022 from 9am – 3pm. 


The Adams Family

Workshop – September/October 2022

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
For grades 3 – 9
Registration opens HERE on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7pm. 
More information will be available soon.


Coming Soon

Fall School Residency – November 2022

A free two-week school residency for 3rd – 8th graders at Washington Irving School, in collaboration with KJK Productions, will be offered in November 2022.  Stay tuned, more info coming soon! 



Past Programs

Aladdin Jr. A KJK Production

Washington Irving School Residency – April 2022

Congratulations to the fifty 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who performed Aladdin Jr at Washington Irving School on April 7, 2022!!
You were awesome!!

Tarrytown Music Hall - High School Musical Jr.

Workshop – June 2022

Congratulations to the Juniors & Teens casts – 75 kids – who performed High School Musical Jr on June 15 & 16, 2022!!

Workshop/Camp – July/August 2022

Congratulations to the Sound of Music cast and crew! you were fabulous!


The Academy is supported, in part, by:

The Educational Foundation of America
The Kids Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
The Tammy & Keith Anderson Foundation
The Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow Farmer’s Market (TASH)
The Westchester Community Foundation

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