Looking for the best music and theater classes and programs for kids in Rockland County? Our listings will have your kid learning everything from guitar to clarinet to stage performance in musical theater, even Shakespeare in no time. Rockland County, New York is filled with great music and theater classes, so sign up now.
Kids Rock U
Music Together of Pomona
We have locations in Garnerville, Spring Valley and West Nyack
Come try one of our musical classes – they are both fun and educational. Did you know that all children are musical? Our Music Together classes for ages 0 through 5 build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so. Classes forming at select locations in Rockland. Free sample classes offered - call or email for more details!
A Musical Head-Start for Your Child
New City, Pearl River, Suffern
MusicClasses4Kids is a customized music program for children, newborn through Kindergarten, that has been developed through research and actual classroom experience. We utilize various highly acclaimed curricula, along with traditional music from around the world, and construct class sessions based on the philosophy that Early Childhood Music Education is enhanced through the active participation of attending parents and primary caregivers. The company is independently owned and operated by Gail & Mark Pent, better known to the kids as "Kupkake" & "Mistermusikmark," who personally instruct and oversee all class sessions.
234 Route 59 (Kohl's Shopping Plaza), Nanuet
Rockland's most complete music store offers private music lessons. Our instructors are prestigious industry professionals with years of experience. In group lessons, children frequently become bored waiting for slower students. At Rockland Music, your child will learn and excel at his or her own pace — increasing their skills and enjoyment. Learn guitar, bass, drums, woodwind/brass, strings, piano, voice, and multitrack recording/editing. The store also offers a huge selection of instruments, equipment, and accessories, along with the most comprehensive band and orchestra investment rental program in the Northeast.
Applause Performing Arts Center
Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
305 W. Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River
We are a non-profit educational theater organization specializing in musical theatre classes and shows for children ages 3-18, beginners to advanced. Applause offers classes in acting, singing, and dancing. Ms. Renna provides a unique opportunity for kids to perform in shows, creating special parts for each child. We provide programs and performances year-round, so call or email us for current programs and show information. You can also join our exciting Applause Company which performs at festivals and special events.
Coupé Theatre Studio
33 E. Route 59A, Nanuet
For over 40 years, Coupé Theatre Studio has offered the finest training in all the performing arts. Weekly classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern dance, tap, theatre dance, hip hop, musical theatre, acting, voice, and kinderdance are available, as well as programs just for boys and adults. Coupé’s current full-time teachers hold degrees in dance education, or have had extensive professional performing careers. Classes are carefully monitored for size, compatibility of students, and quality of teaching. Fall 2012 registration is now in progress.
Helen Hayes Youth Theater
142 Main St., Nyack
Celebrating our 14th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17, including weekend and weekday classes and productions. We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Fall programs include “Legally Blonde,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” and a drama workshop. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.
Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus
142 Main St., Nyack
The Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus is a local group of friendly and talented children who share a love for music and singing. Under the Direction of Jared Rosenblum, the Youth Chorus is the ideal way for your children to begin their involvement in group singing or to continue developing their studies and technique. We work on blending technique, music reading and three-part harmony while rehearsing to perform at many exciting events throughout the year. Children ages 6–16 at any level are encouraged to call or visit our website for more information.
New Generation Theatre
9 Crum Creek Road, New City
Rockland Youth Theatre
Rockland Youth Theatre offers acting training for young people. Classes focus on the key elements of acting and performance: relaxation, concentration, imagination, communication, presentation, voice production, creating character and relationship, and scene development. Students work cooperatively to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and creativity, work on published scenes and monologues, and create and rehearse original scenes. All classes culminate with a showcase of student work. We also offer private coaching. For teachers, visit the Rockland Youth Theatre website for integrated content school residencies.
South Orangetown Camp for Arts and Theater (SOCAT)
Dominican College - Forkel Hall, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg
Looking for something creative and different for your child this summer? The South Orangetown Camp for Art and Theater (SOCAT) is the place! Sponsored by Andrew Jannetti & Dancers, and run by Alastair King and Eric Goldstein, SOCAT consists of a musical theater program in which kids learn all aspects of developing and performing an original musical, and a visual arts program, culminating in a gallery exhibit at the end of 5 weeks. Extended day, including supervised open swim at S.O. Middle School, is available. Check us out at socat.us.