Children in pre-school – grade 2 have the opportunity to take individual music lessons, group music, theater and dance classes, and summer theater workshops.

Individual Music Lessons

Private/Individual Music Lessons can be started at any age. However, PAC recommends starting lessons on specific instruments at certain ages. Here are some of the factors when deciding if your child is ready for lessons:

Attention span
Memory
Ability & willingness to practice
Desire to learn & play an instrument
Good teacher fit

Piano & Violin – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 3.
Voice – lessons can begin at any age or age 12 and up. Developmentally, children are not ready for voice lessons until age 12. Starting voice lessons too early can hurt the vocal chords. It is also important that lessons are taught by a voice specialist.
Guitar – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 7.
Bass Guitar – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being ___.
Ukelele – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 5.
Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 8 or third grade.
Trumpet & Trombone – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 8 or third grade.
Drums & Percussion – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 6 or first grade. A child’s hand and eye coordination are important factors to determine when lessons should begin.

How to Register for Lessons

For instrument, voice or acting lessons, PAC recommends a free 30-minute initial consultation for prospective students with an instructor before committing to a 17-week semester. The 30-minute consultation, which is similar to a lesson, serves as an important way for students, parents and teachers to get to know one another, and offers a way to discuss goals for lessons.

Call the PAC Office at (508) 875-5554 to schedule an initial consultation or schedule lessons.

Due to the complexity of scheduling individual lessons and matching students with teachers, you *MUST* call the PAC Office to confirm lesson, time and teacher before you complete the form.

Registration Form

Ongoing registration is available throughout the year for lessons, although lessons are generally scheduled in two 17-week semesters: September-January and February-June, with a student recital at the end of each semester.

Group Music Classes

Group Guitar Lessons for grades 2-6 taught by Dave McLellan.

Circle Music Singing Class for ages 5-7 taught by Fanny Lora.

Group Dance Classes

Beginner Ballet & Tap
AGES: 3-6
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45pm
Session begins September 26
TUITION:
$175 for 10 weeks
Registration fee may apply
Performance at the end open to parents

Group Theater/Drama Classes

Acting Up! (ages 4-6)

This is the perfect class for up-and-coming actors! Participants will use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to act out a story each week. Theater games and movement will feature prominently. An informal show will be performed for families on the final day of class.

Summer Theater Workshops

The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest is excited to announce that registration is open for the Summer Music Theater program, now in its 30th year. Two-week workshops for kids entering grades 2-8 conclude with fully-staged, ticketed productions that are open to the public. All students will be cast and have the opportunity to work on costumes, sets, and props.
Pre-registration required for all workshops. Workshops subject to change or cancellation depending on enrollment on June 1, 2018.

Summer Theater Registration Form 2018