Spring 2022
Adult Classes

Fun, social and challenging arts-based programming for children, teens and adults. ALL SKILLS, ABILITIES and CHALLENGES WELCOME. Through music, art, theater and movement, our students build valuable functional and arts skills and form meaningful relationships.

We serve people who are developing typically as well as those with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, social and emotional challenges,  TBI from illness or injury, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and those going through difficult life transitions and more.

 

Open to all in the community.

 

No Prior Skills or Experience Necessary to Participate

 

Space is limited so please contact us to register 

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 Therapy

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

FEES: $60/30 mins, $85/45 mins, $120/60 mins      In-home music therapy: $110

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: $60/30 mins, $85/45 mins, $120/60 mins      In-home music lessons: $110

Group Music Class: Please contact us to set up a group music class

Monday-Friday

ART

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: $60/30 mins, $85/45 mins, $120/60 mins

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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: $60/30 mins, $85/45 mins, $120/60 mins

Group Art Class: Please contact us to set up a group art class.

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MONDAYS

April 25 - June 20 (8 weeks)

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, June 6, 13 & 20

Each class: $300 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

9:15 - 10:30am Podcast Class 3.0 - See Dates/Fees Above
MFL’s always popular PODCAST CLASS returns with a 9 week segment on ……artists, entertainers and musicians! We will interview a variety of artists and performers as we continue to develop interviewing skills and knowledge about careers in the arts. 

Goals: Communication, careers and technology

Teacher: Jeffrey Friedberg

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, June 6, 13 & 20

Each class: $300 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

10:45 - 12noon Comic Book Art - See Dates/Fees Above 

Design AND publish your own comic strip! Learn how to draw characters and comic strips. Develop graphic art and communication skills. Participant art work will be assembled into Music For Life’s first comic book.

Goals: Drawing, design and storytelling

Teacher: Grace Pyo

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, June 6, 13 & 20

Each class: $300 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

12:45-2pm Music Video Making Class - See Dates/Fees Above

Learn how to make a music video using recordings of popular songs OR sing your own song! Build confidence and communication skills. Participants will learn how to engage audiences through singing, dancing and video editing. 

Goals: Videography, self expression and storytelling 

Teacher: Molly Gorman

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, June 6, 13 & 20

Each class: $300 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

5:00 - 6:15pm Playwriting Class - See Dates/Fees Above

Be in on the ground floor of MFL’s first original musical!!! Participants will learn the elements of storytelling as they write the story for a musical! The Wednesday Song Writing Class will write the songs to go with the play. The musical will be performed at Music For Life at a date TBD.

Goals: Storytelling, cooperation and creativity 

Teacher: Rick Apicella

April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, June 6, 13 & 20

Each class: $300 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

TUESDAYS 

Tuesdays April 26 - June 21 (9 weeks)

April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

9:15 - 10:30am Move Like a Musician - SEE DATES/FEE ABOVE

Learn how to move like an entertainer in this fun exercise class! Participants will learn dance steps from popular performers including The Temptaions, BeeGees, Madonna, Michael Jackson and others. This is a great class for anyone wanting to move AND for musicians to learn how to move on stage.

Goals: Movement, choreography and self expression

Teacher: Elin Fleming

April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

10:45 - 12noon Open Art Studio- SEE DATES/FEE ABOVE

Build your art skills and portfolio in this fun creative class. Explore a variety of mediums and learn new techniques. Great opportunity for artists to develop individualized skills in a less structured format.

Goals: Drawing, painting, collage and self expression

Teacher: Grace Pyo

April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

12:45-2pm The MFL TV Show- SEE DATES/FEE ABOVE

Learn how to create a TV show! Participants will record, edit and upload fun segments on MFL’s Youtube channel. Participants will learn technology that they can use at home to make their own videos

Goals: Videography, creativity and cooperation

Teacher: Elin Fleming

April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

3:45-4:30pm Art Class - ONGOING - See Dates/Fees below listing

Learn 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: Grace Pyo

FEE: $40 per week

April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

4:30-6:00pm Rock Band Class - Ongoing See Dates/Fees below listing  

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 Friedberg

NOTE FEE: $60 per week

 

WEDNESDAY 

Wednesdays April 27 - June 22 (9 weeks)

April 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 June 1, 8, 15 & 22

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

9:15 - 10:30am Stop Motion Video Making - See Dates/Fees Above

Let’s make some animation! Participants will create with super user friendly apps available on smart phones to make their own stop motion animated videos. Videos will be featured on The MFL TV Show at 12:45pm. They’ll learn skills they can use at home and with their friends.

Goals: Animation, self expression and creativity

Teacher: Grace Pyo

Wednesdays April 27 - June 22 (9 weeks)

April 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 June 1, 8, 15 & 22

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

10:45 - 12noon MFL Glee Club- See Dates/Fees Above

Sing and dance with Molly in this fun class. Participants will develop their vocal techniques as they learn a variety of popular songs along with fun movements. Great opportunity to build communication and group singing skills.

Goals: Vocal skills, movement and cooperation

Teacher: Molly Gorman

Wednesdays April 27 - June 22 (9 weeks)

April 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 June 1, 8, 15 & 22

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

 

12:45-2pm Song Writing For Musicals- See Dates/Fees Above

Learn how to write songs that tell and support a story. The compositions will be used by Thursday Playwriting Class as part of MFL’s own original musical! The musical will be performed at MFL at a date TBD.

Goals: Song writing, self expression and creativity 

Teacher: Molly Gorman

Wednesdays April 27 - June 22 (9 weeks)

April 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 June 1, 8, 15 & 22

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

5:15-6:15pm Rock Band Class - Ongoing See Dates/Fees below listing 

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 Gorman

NOTE FEE: $45 per week

THURSDAY 

Thursdays April 28 - June 23 (9 weeks)

April 28, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 June 2, 9, 16 & 23

Each class: $337.50 TOTAL ($37.50 per week)

12:45 - 2:00pm Jamming 101 - See Dates/Fees Above

Participants will learn all about playing music with their friends in duos, trios and more. They will learn how to choose, learn and write songs. They will learn how to set up and use sound equipment and prepare for a performance/recording session. And above all, they will have fun playing music with each other! 

Goals: Band skils, self expression and socialization 

Teacher: Dave Reiss

 

5:30 - 7pm TBD

Main office: 282 Route 59

Central Nyack NY 10960

info@MusicForLifeCenter.com

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