The Songwriting Sessions
In this 16-week class for teens of all levels, participants will craft lyrics, compose melodies, and gain confidence in the recording process while processing their emotions, experiences, and ideas about the world. Some experience with playing a musical instrument or singing is suggested, but beginner-to-advanced levels are welcome.
Alex Calabrese will facilitate and guide the group in telling their stories through song. Alex is the lead singer and songwriter for Old Tom & the Lookouts, an indie-folk band creating hopeful, evocative music about mental health.
Note: Students who don’t own an instrument may borrow a keyboard from ATA. Just send us an email or give us a call!
Meets Tuesdays 4-5
Piano Immersion Program - Creative Lessons for Curious Kids
The Piano Immersion Program (PIP) is a unique and engaging piano program for curious, creative kids, which combines one-on-one piano lessons with group musicianship classes.
Students get all the benefits of private lessons customized to their learning style and interests while also getting the sense of camaraderie that comes with having fun and learning alongside their peers.
In monthly group classes, PIP students play music theory games, write their own music, perform for each other, play duets, and more.
PIP students also get extra performance opportunities, including the Spooky Recital, where performers are invited to play in costume; the I <3 Music Recital, where students perform their favorite pop, rock, and movie music; and the annual Sonatina Festival, where students learn about the classical sonata form by playing a sonata or sonatina, themselves!
These are not your mother’s piano lessons. Sign your child up for PIP to give them a music education as unique and creative as they are!
Monthly tuition, listed below, includes everything listed in the Music Membership above, as well as the monthly small group classes.
30 min: $179
45 min: $251
60 min: $305
Financial aid applications are available here.
Group classes will be held one weekend per month and will be scheduled based on student availability. Times and class lengths will vary depending on the topics being covered and the number of students attending.