Group Music Classes & Ensembles

The Songwriting Sessions | PianoPrep Class | Community Chorus

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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!

Tuition: $195

Meets Tuesdays 4-5

Financial aid applications are available here.

PianoPrep: Group Piano Classes for Ages 6-9

Learn piano with ATA today!

PianoPrep gives aspiring student musicians a creative outlet and is a fun way to learn to read music and build strong practice habits. Students begin playing in a small group class of four to eight students with ample opportunities for both group learning and individual support.

Using the Celebrate Piano method, classes:

  • build a solid technical foundation
  • cultivate creativity
  • develop the ability to perform confidently
  • encourage independent learning
  • establish musical literacy and rhythmic security
  • develop the ability to “hear what you see and see what you hear”
  • establish good practice skills
  • foster a love of music of all styles

Fall session runs Sept. 16 – Jan. 22 (16 weeks)

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 (Kayla)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 (Kayla)
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 (Becky)

Tuition: $450

Community Chorus

The Apple Tree Arts Community Chorus is returning this Fall!

The chorus will rehearse on THURSDAYS beginning September 16, 2021 from 7-9pm. All voices/parts are welcome; no auditions are required. This is a fun group of people who love to sing!

Director: Chuck Brown

Accompanist: Corbin Calloway Bolton

Day/Time: Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

Location: Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts

Performance Date: Friday, January 14, 2022, 7pm

Fee: $50 (includes mandatory mask) PLEASE PRE-REGISTER PRIOR TO FIRST REHEARSAL

Please note: Proof of COVID vaccination will be required due to the high-risk nature of group singing. Please email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to info@appletreearts.org, or bring it to the first rehearsal. 

We are also requiring all chorus members to wear a mask, which we will provide. It is a special vocal mask that allows for full facial and jaw movement without compromising aerosol containment. 

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