Transitioning to Virtual Learning

Friday, June 12, 2020

After much deliberation and continued assessment of best practices around COVID-19 safety measures, Apple Tree Arts has moved all June and July programming to online platforms. The safety of our community is our first priority and while we miss seeing our students in person, we believe it is imperative to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. However, we have plenty of exciting, high-quality, live virtual programs available for the summer! Our online classes and lessons have been proven to be fun, effective, and engaging thanks to our dedicated theatre arts and music faculty. Click here to view a full list of our upcoming summer offerings.We continue to monitor recommendations from the state, as well as research and guidelines from national performing arts organizations, as we plan to reopen our physical space when we are safely able to do so.

Please keep an eye on emails from us to stay up to date with new information and upcoming opportunities!

Monday, March 23, 2020

As in many other parts of the country, tomorrow Massachusetts residents stay-at-home until medical and government officials flatten the COVID-19 curve in our state. We care about you and have come up with several opportunities to help our communities (in Massachusetts and beyond) cope with the anxiety and uncertainty that you might experience over the next few weeks. These plans will also ensure that we keep our staff and faculty employed.

Our staff and instructors have quickly stepped up to bring you virtual learning opportunities. One-on-one instrumental and voice lessons are now available online using Zoom. Group classes including Mixed Age Move & Groove for ages 1-4, KiddyKeys for ages 3-5, and Keyboard Magic for ages 6-9 will open for registration later this week.

The Theatre Arts department is providing twice weekly online group rehearsals for “Willy Wonka Kids” actors and offering online options to Performance Troupe students. After weeks of rehearsals, Willy Wonka (scheduled to open last weekend) had to be put on hold. We hope you will support us by watching clips of group rehearsals and actors rehearsing at home on social media as we continue to prepare for our performance.

Please share videos with us that show you creating and/or enjoying the arts while you are sheltering at home. Share your movies on social media with the hashtags: #ATACreativeLearning and #ArtsConnect and email them to us, too, at creativelearning@appletreearts.org.

Check our social media daily for updates on additional online/remote opportunities that will keep you busy singing, playing, and acting. If you have ideas or programs you would like to see us roll out, let us know by emailing info@appletreearts.org.

Apple Tree Arts is committed to bringing high-quality music and theatre arts education to people of all ages, identities, and abilities in central Massachusetts and around the country.