Course Offerings

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etc. Music School Spring Term ’16 Offerings
Registration is now open; e-mail to register!

Class offerings, Spring Term 2016:

1. Private lessons (piano starting at age 6; voice/composition/guitar beginning age 9):
Private lessons are available in piano, voice, composition and guitar in 30-min., 45-min. and 60-min. increments, with the following pricing:

$55 per 30-min. lesson
$70 per 45-min. lesson
$80 per 60-min. lesson

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off private lessons if your student is also enrolled in The etc Choir, etc KidShows or etc Presents!

2. The etc. Choir (grades 8-12):
The mission of the etc. Choir is to instill a love of vocal music within the ensemble through positive, focused rehearsals and to engage and support our communities through polished performance of eclectic and challenging repertoire.

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 5-8 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center
Pricing: $475 per student/18-week term

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment if also enrolled in etc private lessons or etc. Presents!


3. etc TinyShows (grades K-3): “etc TinyShows” are a fantastic introduction to the etc. Music School learning and creating method for younger students. “Mentor-Buddies” taken from the older teen members of the etc community work with the directors in creating a 20-30 minute original musical with the students, getting their ideas and created characters through fun, interactive theater and music games that stress the celebration of participation and imagination. Our performance will take place during class time on the final class day!

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 10 A.M. -11 A.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center
Pricing: $175 per student/10-week term

Spring Session I: Jan. 16 – Mar. 19
Spring Session II: Apr. 9 – May 21

4. etc KidShows (grades 4-7): “etc KidShows” are shorter one-act pieces of musical theater crafted for and with young people. With the help of the artistic staff, teen members of the etc Presents and Choir communities serve as mentors to younger budding performers, and together they create original scenes and songs for the 4-7th graders to perform, involving the older students in learning about teaching while giving the younger an opportunity to stretch their creative wings!

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 11 A.M. -2 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center

Spring Term ’16 tech week: April 11-13, 2016
Spring Term ’16 Shows: April 14-16, 2016
Pricing: $325 per student/12-week term (plus 3 tech. nights, 4 shows)

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment in etc.KidShows if also enrolled in etc private lessons!

5. etc Presents (grades 8-12 (7th graders with director permission)): “etc Presents” are mainstage, original musicals created with teens, for teens, about topics teens are interested in. We meet each weekend to rehearse a living, breathing new work each term, with the goal of challenging and inspiring our young artists to grow artistically and socially in a supportive environment.

Regular rehearsals: Saturdays, 2-5 P.M. at the Noyes Cultural Center

Spring term. Tech week: April 4-6, 2016
Spring term Shows: April 7-9, 2016
Pricing: $325 per student/12-week term (plus 3 tech. nights, 4 shows)

etc. Loyalty Promotion: $50.00 off enrollment in etc. Presents if also enrolled in etc private lessons or the etc. Choir!


6. Music and Lyrics by… an etc Original Revue (grades 9-12): For four weeks this Spring, meeting for group rehearsals and discussion on Sunday early evenings April 24, May 1, May 8 and culminating with a final dress rehearsal afternoon and early evening performance on May 15th, etc. young artists will get the opportunity to create an original revue written around their own work!

Interested student composers, writers, directors and performers will come together, with student composers bringing in their own original songs on the first day. From there, and working together with professional etc. staff, the students will choose a story through-line and student writers will then craft scenes that connect the songs chosen.

Student directors will stage the scenes and songs, and student performers will play the cast – etc. professional staff will serve as producers and editors, helping the project to go smoothly and assisting where needed (helping to stage/arrange music, as a rehearsal/performance pianist, helping with lighting and advertising, etc.).

Interested young artists who would like to write, compose, direct and/or perform for this original etc. revue project are encouraged to inform director Mike O’Mara before mid-April so that we can determine what students will be in what roles (writers, composers, stage direction, cast).

All rehearsals/performance at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Regular rehearsals: Sundays April 24/May 1/May 8, 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Dress rehearsal/Performance: Sunday, May 15th: 1:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Pricing: $200 per student


Academic Calendar: Spring term, 2016:

Monday, Jan. 11: Spring term begins for all private lessons/Workshops/classes
Sunday, Mar. 27 – Sunday, April 3: NO classes or private lessons (Spring Break)
End of Private lessons for the term: Friday, May 27th

Spring Term ’16 Show Dates:
March 19 – etc. TinyShows Spring Show I
April 7-9 – etc. Presents Show
April 14-16 – etc. KidShows Show
May 15 – Music and Lyrics by… an etc. Revue Performance
May 21 – etc. TinyShows Spring Show II

Summer 2016 etc. Offerings also available to browse online here: etc. Music School online storefront


Please Note: Scholarship options are available for students in need! We do NOT turn anyone away for inability to pay. Please contact director Mike at with possible scholarship inquiries!


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