Youth in grades 3-8/ages 9-12 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. Younger children who wish to sing are encouraged to join the “Voices Only” Children’s A Capella Group.
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.

For more information or to register for music lessons, please click here.

Music Classes


Group Guitar (grades 2-6)

Children’s Chorus (ages 8-10)

Best of Broadway (grades 3-8)

For more information or to register for music classes, please click here.

Theater 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.

Once Upon A Happily Ever After (ages 7-10)

Children will use their voices, bodies, and imagination to play theater games and act out stories. There will be a performance for families and friends on the final day of class.

For more information or to register for theater classes, please click here.

Summer Theater Workshops (grades 2-8)

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.

For more information or to register for Summer Theater Workshops, please click here.

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