Family Music (Ages 1-4)

This program is supported in part by
grants from the Grafton and
Millbury Cultural Councils,
local agencies which are supported by
the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

These weekly classes, are action-filled for toddlers—full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning—and their grown-ups. Together, you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement.

Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks and jingles.

The session consists of 6 classes.

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

In-person at Norcross Park, Grafton
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule or move the class indoors, depending on the status of the pandemic at that time. We will keep you updated and informed via email if the class is canceled

Day & Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:15 AM. CLASS FULL
Day & Time: Thursday 9:30-10:15 AM. CLASS FULL
Day & Time: Thursday 10:30 – 11:15 AM CLASS FULL
NEW CLASS SCHEDULED: Friday 9:30-10:15 – register below

Runs: July 7/8/9 – August 18/19/20, 2021, NO CLASS JULY 21/22/23 
Tuition: FREE for six sessions – Registration required. REGISTER BELOW; you will not be charged any fee.

Cycle of Seasons: Summer (Ages 3-5)

This program is supported in part by
grants from the Grafton and
Millbury Cultural Councils,
local agencies which are supported by
the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the summer season in The Cycle of Seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression while learning the language of music, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling.

The session consists of 6 classes.

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

In-person at Norcross Park, Grafton
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule or move the class indoors, depending on the status of the pandemic at that time. We will keep you updated and informed via email if the class is canceled

Day & Time: Wednesday 10:30-11:15 AM
Runs: July 7 – August 18, 2021, NO CLASS JULY 21
Tuition: FREE for six sessions – Please REGISTER BELOW; you will not be charged any fee.

Music Makers: Going to the Beach (Ages 5-7)

This program is supported in part by
grants from the Grafton and
Millbury Cultural Councils,
local agencies which are supported by
the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Explore a Whole New World of Story and Song at the Seashore!
 
The seashore is a magical place full of the wonders of the natural world. Through singing and dancing, movement activities, stories, and playing instruments, we will explore the seashore as the home place of so many fascinating creatures of the ocean while establishing a foundation for lifelong music learning and a love of the natural world.

The session consists of 6 classes.

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

In-person at Norcross Park, Grafton
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule or move the class indoors, depending on the status of the pandemic at that time. We will keep you updated and informed via email if the class is canceled

Day & Time: Wednesday 12:00-12:45 PM
Runs: July 7 – August 18, 2021, NO CLASS JULY 21
Tuition: FREE for six sessions – Please REGISTER BELOW; you will not be charged any fee.

Around the World in 5 Days: A Musical Journey

EXPLORERS: Entering grades K-2
9 am – 12 pm, July 12 – July 16
Tuition: $195

VOYAGERS: Entering grades 3-5
9 am – 2 pm, August 2-6
Tuition: $325

LOCATION: GREAT HALL at Apple Tree Arts (outdoor location TBA if needed)

TEACHERS: Kayla Cardin, Becky Lightcap

Have you been searching for the perfect summer program for your curious and creative child? The one who sings in the car, dances in puddles, and uses your kitchen utensils for their one-person band?

Send them on a musical adventure this summer at Around the World in 5 Days, where their creative energies will be put to good use! Through dance, song, rhythm games, instrument exploration, and more, children will travel through Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, learning about music and about other cultures along the way.

Students’ skills and knowledge will grow day by day until the final performance, where they will showcase what they’ve learned for family and friends. By the end of the week, we hope each child leaves feeling inspired to continue their musical journey by learning an instrument, taking voice lessons, joining a chorus or band, or just making music a part of their daily life.

Ignite your child’s creativity and expand their imagination this summer at Apple Tree Arts!

Sample Schedules

Explorers: grades K-2 (half day)

9:00 – 9:15 am Morning Circle

9:20 – 9:50 am Music & Movement

9:55 – 10:25 am Instrument Exploration or Rhythm Game

10:30 – 10:45 am Snack Break

10:50 – 11:20 am Dance

11:25 – 11:50 am Arts & Crafts

11:50 – 12:00 pm Closing Circle

Voyagers: grades 3-5 (full day)

9:00 – 9:15 am Morning Circle

9:20 – 10:00 am Music & Movement

10:05 – 10:45 am Instrument Exploration or Rhythm Game

10:50 – 11:20 am Story or Listening Activity

11:25 – 11:55 am Lunch

12:00 – 12:40 pm Arts & Crafts

12:45 – 1:25 Dance

1:30 – 1:50 World Music Class

1:50 – 2:00 Closing Circle

Financial aid applications are available here.

Down By the Bay - A Seaside Adventure

Entering Grades 1&2

July 19-23 9:00 am- 12:00 pm   

Location: Great Hall, Apple Tree Arts

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Tuition: $250

Specially designed for summer 2021- Students will work on their acting, singing, and dancing skills through beach and ocean-themed skits, songs, dances, and activities.  The week culminates with a variety show performance for family and friends. (Current restrictions prevent us from staging a mini-musical with multiple large company numbers. )

Financial aid applications are available here.

Disney's Camp Rock

Entering Grades 3-7

Session 1
July 6- July 16, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

(July 6-9 9:00 am-3:00 pm please note: week one will have extended days by 1 hour as the July 4 holiday is being observed on July 5)

Performance: Friday July 16th, 7:00 pm

Session 2
July 19- July 30, 9:00 am -2:00 pm

Performance: Friday July 30th, 7:00 pm

Location: Mill Villages Park & Pavilion or Grafton High School

Teachers:  Lisa Scarlett, Matt Mariner

Tuition: $525

Based on the hit Disney Channel movies, two bands battle it out in a rockin’ summer they will never forget. For more info read here (We have reserved both outdoor and indoor spaces. As restrictions are beginning to relax, there is a possibility that our production could be performed outside or in the auditorium.)

Financial aid applications are available here.

Rodger's & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Entering Grades 8-12

The popular and beloved musical version of this timeless magical fairy tale.

(While we have reserved both outdoor and indoor spaces, we are cautiously optimistic as restrictions are beginning to relax that our production could be performed in the auditorium.)

August 2 – August 13, 8:30 am -2:00 pm

Performance: Friday August 13th, 7:00 pm

Location: Mill Villages Park & Pavilion or Grafton High School

Teachers:  Lisa Scarlett, Matt Mariner

Tuition: $550

Financial aid applications are available here.

Private Voice and Instrument Lessons

Registration for Summer Private Lessons will begin on May 17, 2021. The process is a little different than for all of our other programs. Click on the “Register Here” button below and it will take you to the site to select your SUMMER lesson dates and times ONLY. If you wish to register for any other programs, please click on the Register button in the menu bar at the top of the page or the button just below the program in which you are interested.

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