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FALL 2023
Adult Classes

No Prior Skills or Experience Necessary to Participate. Space is limited so please contact us to register. 

 

Fun arts-based programming for children, teens and adults. Through music, art, theater and movement, our students build valuable skills and form meaningful relationships.
 

All classes at 282 Route 59 Central Nyack NY unless otherwise noted

Adults ages 18-99

MUSIC

Monday-Friday

MUSIC

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Individual Music Lessons

Learn to sing, play an instrument, write and record songs with a personalized approach

Music Lessons Description: Students will learn how to play a variety of musical instruments using a personalized approach. They will learn basic music skills including rhythm, melody and harmony as well as music theory. The goal is for them to make playing music a meaningful part of their lives both individually and with others. Social music making opportunities will be explored when they are ready and interested.

FEES: $66/30 mins, $93.50/45 mins, $132/60 mins, 45mins In-home music lessons: $132

Adult Group Social Music Classes:  Please see below for info on group art classes

Individual Music Therapy

Learn to build important functional skills through music including language and communication, self confidence, focus and attention, memory and social-emotional skills

FEES: $66/30 mins, $93.50/45 mins, $132/60 mins, 45mins In-home music therapy: $132

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Individual Art Lessons

Experience the joys of creating art while exploring a variety of art mediums with a personalized approach

Art Lessons Description: Students will explore a variety of mediums as they learn to express themselves through art. They will explore painting, drawing and collage. They will increase their skills in using art materials and in understanding how color, shape and image express different ideas, thoughts and emotions. Projects will include 2 and 3 dimensional work.

FEES: $66/30 mins, $93.50/45 mins, $132/60 mins, 45mins In-home art lessons: $132

Adult Group Social Art Classes:  Please see below for info on group art classes

Individual Art Therapy

Learn to build important functional skills through art including language and communication, self confidence, focus and attention, memory and

social-emotional skills

FEES: $66/30 mins, $93.50/45 mins, $132/60 mins, 45mins In-home music therapy: $132

SATURDAYS Sept 23 - Dec 9 (12 weeks)

11:30 - 12:45am ADULT MUSICAL THEATER CLASS:

Learn to act, sing and dance in a musical! This Fall's show is “The Greatest Showman".  The show is fun and touching and filled with great songs! The performance will be at a professional theater, Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack on Saturday Dec 9th.

Goals: Acting, singing and dancing skills

Teacher: Terese, Rick & Matt FEE: $726 ($60.50 per class)

 

MONDAYS Sept 11th - Dec 18th (14 weeks)

 

9:15 - 10:30am MOVIE MAKING CLASS SESSION - PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

This class will put the finishing touches on our “Band” movie. Focus will be on filming and editing last parts needed, making music videos and adding titles and transitions.  The class is led by a professional filmmaker. Our film will be screened late November and early December 2023.

Goals: Video shooting and editing and storytelling skills

Teacher: Pascal & Jeffrey FEE: $588 ($41.00 per class)

10:45 - 12noon STOP MOTION ANIMATION CLASS

Anyone can make an animated short film in this fun class! Using the Stop Motion app, participants will learn how to use a cell phone camera to shoot their projects. They will also learn how to add music and titles to their short films. Note: there is a free version of the app or the premium version (recommended) is $5.99

Goals: Technology skills, film skills and self expression

Teacher: Grace FEE: $588 ($41.00 per class)

12:45 - 2pm PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CLASS

Ever hear a drum line or Stomp, the musical? In this energetic class, participants will learn how to play percussion in a group. Learn to balance your rhythm with the rhythms of others.

Goals: Acting skills, communication and spontaneity

Teacher: Sara FEE: $588 ($41.00 per class)

5 - 5:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS - ongoing

Learn how to play in a band in this class with 3 - 4 participants. Learn how to start and stop a song, play in same tempo with others and share your music with the world! NOTE: Some prior musical skills required for this class so please check with Jeffrey.
Goals: Music skills, self expression and creativity.
Teacher: Autumn  $960 ($60 per class)

5:45-7pm PRE-PROFESSIONAL THEATER CLASS - Session 1 (must also sign up for Session 2 on Thursdays)

Fall focus for our pre-professional theater class is an exciting opportunity to act in a professionally produced SHADOW PUPPET SHOW! The show will be presented on Sunday November 5th. The rest of the semester will focus on the Spring production of SHREK alongside of professional actors from Elmwood Playhouse. Shrek will be performed at Elmwood Playhouse in June 2024. NOTE: This class is limited to participants with prior training at Music For Life. We also have a Saturday musical theater class for participants who are still building their theater skills. See below.

Goals: Singing and acting skills and working together

Teacher: Terese & Rick FEE: $588 ($50 per class) 

NOTE: If additional rehearsals are needed prior to show, class fee will apply

TUESDAYS  Sept 5- Dec 19th (16 weeks)

9:15 - 10:30am “FALL MOVES” DANCE CLASS:

Learn some new dance moves as you start the day with some moving and grooving. Build skills in coordinating your body to music and build your repertoire of fun dances. This always popular class is fun, educational and exercise! 

Goals: Dance skills, exercise and cooperation

Teacher: Autumn  FEE: $656 ($41.00 per class)

10:45 - 12noon OPEN ART STUDIO CLASS - ongoing
Express yourself with a variety of art mediums in this ever popular class. Paint, draw, make collage and sculpture! Each class starts with a short art lesson.

Goals: Art skills, self expression & communication 

Teacher: Grace FEE: $656 ($41.00 per class)

11am - 12noon SMALL GROUP MUSIC MAKING CLASS

Nothing is better than playing music together! Participants will learn the basics of making music in a group including playing together with a steady beat, group singing and movement to music. A variety of songs and musical activities will reinforce skills learned. Participants will learn to play bongos, congas, maracas, rhythms sticks and more. No prior skills necessary.

Goals: Music skills and self-expression

Teacher: Sara  $656 ($41.00 per class)

12:45 - 2pm MFL TV SHOW SEASON 3: Variety Show Theme

This season of MFL’s own TV show will focus on the “variety show” format. Learn how to video, edit and produce a TV show. Participants will share their talents in front of and in back of the camera. Participants will learn technology that they can use at home to make their own videos. 

Goals: Videography, creativity and cooperation

Teacher: Autumn & Sara  $656 ($41.00 per class)

2 - 2:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS - ongoing

Learn how to play in a band in this class with 3 - 4 participants. Learn how to start and stop a song, play in same tempo with others and share your music with the world! NOTE: Some prior musical skills required for this class so please check with Jeffrey.
Goals: Music skills, self expression and creativity.

Teacher: Sara  $960 ($60 per class)

3:45-4:30pm ADULT ART CLASS - ongoing 
Learn how to use a variety of art mediums in this fun social class. Participants will learn to paint, draw and make collage. At the end of each class they will share what they have made with each other.

Goals: Art skills, sharing art and creativity

Teacher: Grace  $656 ($41.00 per class)

4:30-6:00pm ROCK BAND CLASS - Ongoing 

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL

Learn how to play in a rock band! This fun class will help you learn how to sing and play instruments with other people. Bring your voice, guitar, bass, keyboard or other instrument and let’s rock!
Goals: Group music skills and working together

Teacher: Jeffrey and Matt FEE: $66 per week/ongoing

6 - 7:15pm ADULT MUSICAL THEATER CLASS:

Learn to act, sing and dance in a musical! This Fall's show is “The Greatest Showman".  The show is fun and touching and filled with great songs! The performance will be at a professional theater, Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack on Saturday Dec 9th.

Goals: Acting, singing and dancing skills

Teacher: Terese & Sarah FEE: $726 ($60.50 per class)

WEDNESDAY   Sept 6 - Dec 20th (15 weeks)

 

9:15 - 10:30am MOVIE MAKING CLASS SESSION - PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

This class will put the finishing touches on our “Band” movie. Focus will be on filming and editing last parts needed, making music videos and adding titles and transitions.  The class is led by a professional filmmaker.  Our film will be screened late November and early December 2023.

Goals: Video shooting and editing and storytelling skills

Teacher: Pascal & Jeffrey FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

9:15 - 10:30am  MINDFULNESS AND ART CLASS

Learn relaxation, build imagination and reduce stress through art making. This colorful class involves drawing with pastels, pencils and markers and water colors. Participants will be amazed at what they create!

Goals: Sculpture, fine motor skills and creativity

Teacher: Grace FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

10:45 - 12noon MFL ADULT FALL CHORUS

Build your group singing skills in the ongoing MFL ADULT CHORUS. This is an always 

popular class! Focus this fall will range from unison singing to 2 part singing to using percussion instruments during singing.

Goals: Group singing skills, self expression and working together

Teacher: Molly FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

 

10:45 - 12noon SMALL GROUP PERFORMANCE CLASS

NOTE: This class is for participants with advanced skill on a musical instrument. Participants will learn how to set up and perform in professional environments including farmer’s markets, senior centers and restaurants.

Goals: Performing skills, sound system set up and working together

Teacher: Dave FEE: $960 ($60 per class)

12:45 - 2pm PODCAST CLASS

We’re bringing back the Podcast Class! Learn how to interview people and record/edit audio as we make our own MFL podcast! Special guests will be interviewed throughout the semester. 

Goals: Audio editing and conversational skills

Teacher: Molly FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

4 - 5pm FALL FUN DANCE CLASS:

It’s time to get down to some exciting dance songs! Dancing is good exercise and it’s also a great social activity. Knowing the moves to a couple of dances will make every party so much more fun!

Goals: Dance skills, balance and coordination and fun!

Teacher: Autumn FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

5:15-6:15pm ROCK BAND CLASS

CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL

Learn how to play in a rock band! This fun class will help you learn how to sing and play instruments with other people. Bring your voice, guitar, bass, keyboard or other instrument and let’s rock!
Goals: Group music skills and working together
Teacher: Molly FEE: $45 per week/ongoing

THURSDAY Sept 7 - Dec 21st (16 weeks)  

9:15am - 10:30am DRUM CIRCLE RHYTHM CLASS

Let's get our rhythm on with some drumming! Learn how to keep a beat and play some interesting rhythms in a group. Participants will use a wide variety of percussion instruments in this class.

Goals: Group music skills and working together

Teacher: TBA FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

10:45am - 12noon SONGWRITING CLASS 

Build your songwriting skills in this always fun class. Learn how to write in a variety of styles and about many different themes. Songs will be put to music and shared by the class.

Goals: Songwriting and self-expression 

Teacher:  Molly FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

10:45am - 12noon OPEN STUDIO ART CLASS:

Learn to use a variety of medium to express yourself and make art! Each class starts with a short lesson. Great for beginners who want to build skills and advanced artists who want to work on their own projects.

Goals: Self expression and art skills

Teacher: Akimie FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

1 - 2:00pm JAMMING CLASS

We're bringing back the Jamming Class! Have fun playing many different songs with each other. Try out songs as a duo, trio or quartet! This is a great class to experiment with different instruments.

Goals: Band skills, self expression and working together 

Teacher: Jeffrey FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

5 - 5:55pm ADULT SOCIAL ART CLASSLearn how to use a variety of art mediums in this fun social class. Participants will learn to paint, draw and make collage.

Goals: Art skills, sharing art and creativity

Teacher: Akimie FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

5:45-7pm PRE-PROFESSIONAL THEATER CLASS - Session 2 (must also sign up for Session 1 on Mondays)

Fall focus for our pre-professional theater class is an exciting opportunity to act in a professionally produced SHADOW PUPPET SHOW! The show will be presented on Sunday November 5th. The rest of the semester will focus on the Spring production of SHREK alongside of professional actors from Elmwood Playhouse. Shrek will be performed at Elmwood Playhouse in June 2024. NOTE: This class is limited to participants with prior training at Music For Life. We also have a Saturday musical theater class for participants who are still building their theater skills. See below.

Goals: Singing and acting skills and working together

Teacher: Molly, Terese & Rick FEE: $968 ($60.50 per class)

NOTE: If additional rehearsals are needed prior to show, class fee will apply

FRIDAY Sept 8 - Dec 22nd

4:30-5:30pm ROCK BAND CLASS
CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL

Learn how to play in a rock band! This fun class will help you learn how to sing and play instruments with other people. Bring your voice, guitar, bass, keyboard or other instrument and let’s rock!
Goals: Group music skills and working together

Teacher: Dave & Autumn FEE: $45 per week/ongoing

Main office: 282 Route 59

Central Nyack NY 10960

info@MusicForLifeCenter.com

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