Classes

Class Descriptions

Our Main Musical Theater - Acting and Singing Classes

Musical Theater - Rising Stars
Learn acting, singing, and movement. Theater games and performing tips from a seasoned pro! Giggling guaranteed. Culminating with each performer performing a scene or monologue and being a part of a concert first semester. Second semester culminates in a fully staged musical theater performance with sets, costumes, lights, and a professional band on the Community House stage.

Rising Stars (5-9 Years) Tuesdays 3:30-4:15pm Or Fridays 3:35-4:20pm

Semester 1 (13 Weeks) October-January
Semester 2 (13 Weeks) January-May.

$435 Per Semester (2nd Semester Also Has A $60 Sunday Rehearsal Fee) 3-4 Sunday Rehearsals March-May Between The Hours Of 1-5pm For The May Show.
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From our original musical: Lemontales
From our original musical: So Far From Home (originally What If)
Musical Theater - Garden Players
Acting and Singing Performing skills in a fun, challenging class! Warm-ups, movement, acting improv, singing, monologues, scenes, and all of the intensity and fun of developing musical theater performance skills. Culminating with each student performing a scene or monologue and being a part of at least one song first semester. Second semester culminates with a fully staged musical theater performances with sets, costumes, lights, and a professional band on the Community House stage.

GP1 (8-11 Years) Tuesdays Or Fridays 4:20-5:20pm
GP2 (10-14 Years) Tuesdays Or Fridays 5:25-6:25pm


Semester 1 (13 Weeks) October-January
Semester 2 (13 Weeks) January-May.

$435 Per Semester (2nd Semester Also Has A $60 Sunday Rehearsal Fee) + Sunday Rehearsals March-May Between The Hours Of 1-5pm For The May Show.
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More Classes Offered This Semester

From our original musical: Behind the Scenes, developed from student acting improvisations.
Acting Improv
(grades 1-6). Act, Improvise, learn to say "Yes And". Get ready to move your body, express yourself, get silly and develop creativity and bravery through Yes And, Yes But, Gibberish, Rants, Ad Game, miming, teamwork, thinking on your feet, small groups, and so much more. Increase your confidence and connect to others with zanny ideas and courageous, supportive fun!

Wednesdays 4-4:55pm

Semester 1 October-January
Second 2 January-May.
$415 Per Semester
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Audition Monologues & Scenework
(grades 6-8). Audition Skills! Work on Middle School & high school audition material, monologues, scenes, Cold Readings, with the intensity and fun that goes into Developing your artistry and Professionalism. Culminating in an in-class sharing with each student performing a scene and/or monologue. If you are auditioning for performing arts schools, let us know and we will help you find the right material and give you the feedback you'll need to excel. We encourage you to Also Sign Up for private lessons if you are auditioning for singing.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm


Semester 1 October-January
Second 2 January-May.
$415 Per Semester
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From our original musical: Musicville High
Private Lessons
Light the flame of life-long learning: voice, guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums, monologues, audition preparation, writing, songwriting, and more. Learn from enthusiastic NYC professionals, develop technique and follow your interests.

(5-100 years) Contact us to schedule now.
$50 for half an hour
$75 for 45 Min
$90 for an hour
Betina Hershey and piano student.

Classes We Can Provide

Make Your Own Class. Have a group of kids and want your own small class? Reach out to us and we’ll put something together for you Online or In Person.

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From our original musical: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever.
Singing & Songwriting
(grades 3-8). Come together for singing & songwriting… vocal technique, solfeggio, ear training, rhythm training, learn from musical theater and popular songs, compose your own to share with us and collaborate on a group-written song. Let your songwriting creativity flow, guided by professional composer, songwriter, band leader, performer and educator Betina Hershey. Culminating in a recording of our collaboration. Led by Betina Hershey. Interested In This Class? Email Betina Hershey.​
Band Class: University of Rock, Raga to Bach
University Of Rock, Raga To Bach (Grades 4-8). Dive Into Being Part Of A Band… Exploring A Wide Variety Of Music Of The Beatles To Bach, Queen,Indian Raga, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Plus World Rhythms And Composing Your Own Original Music. Learn Ensemble Playing, Follow Your Musical Interests, Develop Musicianship Through Technique, Ear Training, Improvisation, Rhythm, Time Feel, Groove, Collaboration And More. Explore With Your Bandmates. Led By Professional Multi-Instrumentalist Nick Russo. Teacher Permission Required. Email Nick Russo Now. Interested?
Band students perform with professional musician and educator Nick Russo.
From our original musical: Musicville. These two performers went on to attend LaGuardia H.S. of Performing Arts.
H.S. Audition Prep
(Grades 7th And 8th). Receive Monologue And Song Choices, Deepen Your Understanding And Technique, Understand The Audition Process, And Fine Tune Your Performance. Guided By Professional Performer And Educator Betina Hershey, Who Attended La Guardia H.S. Of The Performing Arts, And Has Helped Students Get Into La Guardia H.S., Frank Sinatra, Talent Unlimited., PPAS, School Of Film And TV, And More. Interested? Take Audition Monologue & Scene Work Class Or Sign Up For Private Lessons.