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FALL 2024
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

FALL Classes - Overview (see below for description and fees)
SEPT 3rd - Dec 20th 2024

To register please email info@musicforlifecenter.com for consult and to find out availability

MUSIC

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Individual Music Lessons: 30, 45 and 60 mins - NYACK & TAPPAN

Individual Music Therapy: 30, 45 and 60 mins - NYACK & TAPPAN

Individual Art Lessons: 30, 45 and 60 mins - NYACK 

Individual Art Therapy: 30, 45 and 60 mins - NYACK 

Individual Acting Lesson: 30, 45 and 60 mins - NYACK & TAPPAN

GROUP CLASSES:

SATURDAY CLASSES:

MUSICAL THEATER CLASS - HERCULES Saturdays 11:30am - TAPPAN

MONDAYS:

MONDAYS 9:15-10:30am VIDEO EDITING LAB CLASS - NYACK
MONDAYS 10:45am - 12noon ART CLASS - GRAPHIC NOVEL MAKING - NYACK

MONDAYS 12:45pm - 2pm GROUP MUSIC SKILLS CLASS - NYACK

MONDAYS 5 - 5:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS - NYACK
MONDAYS 5:45 - 7pm PRE-PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATER CLASS - TAPPAN

TUESDAYS:

TUESDAYS 9:15 - 10:30am FALL MOVES DANCE CLASS - NYACK

TUESDAYS 10:45am 12:00pm OPEN ART STUDIO CLASS - NYACK

TUESDAYS 11:00am 12:00pm SMALL GROUP MUSIC MAKING CLASS - NYACK

TUESDAYS 12:45pm 2:00pm MFL TV SHOW CLASS - NYACK

TUESDAYS 2 - 2:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS (Whatta Band) - NYACK
TUESDAYS 5:30 - 6:30pm CHORUS CLASS at Rockland Conservatory of Music

TUESDAYS 4:30 - 6:00pm ROCK BAND CLASS (The Rock 'n' Rollers) - NYACK

TUESDAYS 6:00 - 7:15pm MUSICAL THEATER CLASS - HERCULES - TAPPAN

WEDNESDAYS:

WEDNESDAYS 9:15 - 10:30am FILM MAKING CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 9:15am 10:30am PERFORMANCE/MOVEMENT ART CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 11:00am 12:15pm SMALL GROUP PERFORMANCE LAB CLASS - TAPPAN

WEDNESDAYS 10:45am 12:00pm FALL CHORUS CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 12:45pm 2:00pm VOICES ARE HEARD PODCAST CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 12:45pm 2:00pm MOVIE SCORING CLASS - TAPPAN

WEDNESDAYS 3pm  SMALL GROUP ART CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 4 - 4:55pm FALL MOVES DANCE CLASS - NYACK

WEDNESDAYS 5:15 - 6:00pm SMALL BAND CLASS - TAPPAN

WEDNESDAYS 5:15 - 6:15pm ROCK BAND CLASS (The AMPS)

THURSDAYS:

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

THURSDAY 10:45am - 12noon SONG/BAND ARRANGING CLASS - NYACK

THURSDAY 12:45pm - 2pm MUSICAL THEATER SKILLS CLASS - TAPPAN

THURSDAY 1 - 2:00pm JAMMING CLASS - NYACK

THURSDAYS 5:30-6:15pm TEEN/YOUNG ADULT INTRO BAND CLASS - TAPPAN

THURSDAY 5:45-7PM PRE-PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATER CLASS - TBD - TAPPAN

FRIDAYS:

FRIDAY 12:45-2PM GROUP MUSIC JAMMING CLASS - NYACK

FRIDAY 4:30 - 5:30pm ROCK BAND CLASS (Beach Down) - NYACK

FALL Classes - DESCRIPTIONS & FEES
SEPT 3rd - Dec 20th, 2024


To
register please email info@musicforlifecenter.com for consult and to find out availability

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, 60 mins in-home $150, 45mins In-home music lessons: $132

30 minute In-home lessons: $100

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: $120/30 mins, $140/45 mins, $160/60 mins, 45 mins In-home music therapy: $160

Monday-Friday

Acting

Acting Lessons

Learn how act in movies, TV, on stage! Learn to interview in a podcast. Build your ability to read lines, communicate with audiences using words and non-verbals. Work with a professional!

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

Monday-Friday

ART

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CREATIVE
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Adult arts
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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

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: $120/30 mins, $140/45 mins, $160/60 mins, 45 mins In-home music therapy: $160

CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY - GROUP CLASSES

SATURDAYS - MUSICAL THEATER CLASS - HERCULES 

11:30am - 12:45pm Sept 21 - Dec 7th (12 weeks) 

It's time to build your "musical theater" skills as you prepare to perform HERCULES. This show is based on the Disney movie. You will learn to sing, dance and act as a group. The performance is on Saturday December 7th at Elmwood Playhouse.

TEACHER: Terese, Matt and Rick FEES: $60.50 per person per class

LOCATION: TAPPAN

MONDAYS Sept  9th - Dec 16th (15 weeks) 

9:15 - 10:30am VIDEO EDITING LAB

This class is a great opportunity to work on video editing skills on our state-of-the-art computers. Participants will work on editing our SUMMER MOVIE and on MFL TV Show (from Tuesday 12:45pm class) as well as on own projects.

Goals: Video shooting and editing and storytelling skills

Teacher: Jeffrey FEE: $615 ($41.00 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

10:45 - 12noon COMIC BOOK & GRAPHIC NOVEL MAKING CLASS

This class will work on both learning to make comic books and graphic novels. Develop your own superhero and draw a story with them in it. AND/OR work on your own graphic novels and tell stories with pictures, photos and images. Use drawing, painting and collage to tell your stories and make your story-books. Graphic novels made in this class will be made into short videos with voice over in the MFL TV Show Class!

Goals: Art skills, fine motor skills and self expression

Teacher: Grace FEE: $615 ($41.00 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

12:45 - 2pm GROUP MUSIC MAKING CLASS - Percussion focus

Build your group music making skills in this fun class! Participants will build their ability to maintain a steady beat, echo/copy simple rhythms and play a variety of percussion instruments in a group setting. This is a great class to reinforce skills needed to play in a band!

Goals: Music skills, communication and listening skills

Teacher: Brandon & Michael FEE: $615 ($41.00 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

5 - 5:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS - ongoing

Learn how to play in a band in this small class. 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 & Brandon $615 ($60 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

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

Fall focus for our pre-professional theater class is an exciting opportunity to act in 2 professionally produced shows, SOUND OF MUSIC SING ALONG and ADDAMS FAMILY, the musical JR! The SOUND OF MUSIC SING ALONG will be the focus from Sept - Dec and ADDAMS FAMILY Dec - June. The ADDAMS FAMILY show performances will take play June 19-22, 2025  at Elmwood Playhouse. 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: $750 ($50 per class) 

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

LOCATION: TAPPAN

TUESDAYS Sept  3rd - Dec 17th (16 weeks) 

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

Let's warmup up with some dancing! 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)

LOCATION: NYACK

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)

LOCATION: NYACK

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: Brandon & Sarah  $656 ($41.00 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

12:45 - 2pm MFL TV SHOW CLASS: Funny Commercials and Voices Over Focus

This season of MFL’s own TV show will focus on the “Funny Commercials” and "Voices Overs"  this semester.  Learn how to write, act, shoot 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, Matt & Rick  $656 ($41.00 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

2 - 2:45pm SMALL BAND CLASS  (Whatta Band) - 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: Molly & Matt  $960 ($60 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

4:30-6:00pm ROCK BAND CLASS (The Rock 'n' Rollers) - 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: $1056/$66 per week plus $66 per performances (approx 6 - 8 performances)

LOCATION: NYACK

5:30 - 6:30 RCM CHORUS

Build your group singing skills in the ongoing RCM CHORUS. This class takes place and is billed through the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River. This is an always 

popular class! 

Goals: Group singing skills, self expression and working together

Teacher: Molly FEE: $43 per class

LOCATION: PEARL RIVER/Rockland Conservatory of Music

6 - 7:15pm ADULT MUSICAL THEATER CLASS Sept 24th with show on Weds Dec 4th

Learn to act, sing and dance in a musical! This Winter's show is “HERCULES", based on the Disney movie.  The show is fun and touching and filled with great songs! The performance will be at a professional theater, Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack on Wednesday December 4th.

Goals: Acting, singing and dancing skills

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

LOCATION: TAPPAN

WEDNESDAY Sept  4th - Dec 16th (16 weeks)

 

9:15 - 10:30am VIDEO/FILM CLASS - Movie Making

Make your own films and videos! Learn how to tell short stories with video, editing and special effects. This class is led by professional filmmaker. Participants will learn how to use video equipment and how to tell a story! The short films will be screen in our own movie festival!

Goals: Video shooting and editing and storytelling skills

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

LOCATION: NYACK

9:15 - 10:30am PERFORMANCE ART CLASS: Mandalas, movement based & performance art

Learn to make art that moves and move while you make art! This class will focus on mandalas, movement based art and performance art. Build skills while expressing yourself! Materials will include paint, collage and 3D.

Goals: Painting, 3-D art and fine motor skills

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

LOCATION: NYACK

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)

LOCATION: NYACK

 

11:00 - 12:15noon SMALL GROUP PERFORMANCE LAB 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)

LOCATION: TAPPAN

WEDNESDAYS 12:45pm 2:00pm MOVIE SOUNDTRACK CLASS

Learn how to score a movie with a variety of styles of music. The class will initially work on writing music for MFL's summer movie project. And then participants can work on their scoring other projects. Participants will learn how to figure out how to use music to express emotion in a film and highlight the action on the screen.

Goals: Audio editing and conversational skills

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

LOCATION: TAPPAN

12:45 - 2pm VOICES ARE HEARD PODCAST/VIDEO INTERVIEW CLASS

Let's build our interviewing skills in this fun class. Talk to interesting people and learn how to get them to tell fascinating stories...on film! The class will edit and publish the interviews for public consumption. These are great skills that can be transferred to many situations.

Goals: DJ skills, technology and dance skills

Teacher: Matt & Rick FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

 

3:00-3:45pm ADULT SMALL GROUP 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  $960 ($60 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

4 - 4:55pm 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)

LOCATION: NYACK

5:15 - 6:15pm SMALL BAND CLASS - TAPPAN - 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: Brendan  $960 ($60 per class)

LOCATION: TAPPAN

5:15-6:15pm ROCK BAND CLASS (The AMPS)

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: $720/$45 per week

LOCATION: TAPPAN

THURSDAY Sept 5th - Dec 19th (16 weeks) 

10:45am - 12noon SONG ARRANGING CLASS 

Let's learn how to arrange songs for bands! Participants will learn how to choose songs and creatively arrange them for groups to perform them. Different styles including music notation as well as adaptive approaches will be taught so that the arrangements can be played by most everyone. The arrangements will be played in some of MFL's bands!

Goals: Songwriting and self-expression 

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

LOCATION: NYACK

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: Chris FEE: $656 ($41 per class)

LOCATION: NYACK

12:45 - 2:00pm MUSICAL THEATER SKILLS CLASS

Build your musical theater skills in this fun class. Work on singing, acting and dancing. This is a great class to accompany any of our musical theater performance classes.

Goals: Singing, acting and dancing skills, self expression and working together 

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

LOCATION: TAPPAN

1 - 2:00pm JAMMING CLASS

Work in-depth on a variety of fun songs in 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)

LOCATION: NYACK

​5:30-6:00pm TEEN/YOUNG ADULT INTRO ROCK BAND 

Learn how to play music in a group setting in this exciting band class. Participants will learn how to maintain a beat together, sing and play a variety of instruments. Class will culminate in a performance!

TEACHER: Arianna FEES: $50 per person per class

TAPPAN

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 2 professionally produced shows, SOUND OF MUSIC SING ALONG and ADDAMS FAMILY, the musical JR! The SOUND OF MUSIC SING ALONG will be the focus from Sept - Dec and ADDAMS FAMILY Dec - June. The ADDAMS FAMILY show performances will take play June 19-22, 2025  at Elmwood Playhouse. 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.

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

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

LOCATION: TAPPAN

FRIDAY Sept 6th - Dec 20th (16 weeks) 

12:45-2:00pm GROUP MUSIC JAMMING CLASS

Build your band skills as you learn how to play music in a group! This fun class will help you learn how to sing and play instruments with other people. You'll play songs from a variety of styles and bands. Focus will be on steady beat, playing rhythms, learning about melody and building a repertoire of songs.
Goals: Group music skills and working together

Teacher: Matt & Brandon FEE: $720/$45 per week

LOCATION: NYACK

4:30-5:30pm ROCK BAND CLASS (Beach Down)

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: $720/$45 per week/ongoing

LOCATION: NYACK

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Main office: 282 Route 59

Central Nyack NY 10960

info@MusicForLifeCenter.com

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