Music, Theater, and Performing Arts Programs & Classes for Kid on Long Island

Music, Theater, and Performing Arts Programs & Classes for Kid on Long Island

These after-school performing arts classes in Nassau and Suffolk counties will boost your young actor's skills.

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UPDATED November 2018: Long Island is home to a number music and performing arts programs for kids. You’re sure to find the best after-school music class for your child, from mommy-and-me classes, classic musical education for high school students, private and group instruction using Suzuki and other methods is offered for violin, cello, guitar, piano, and clarinet to programs that prepare kids for NYSMMA, music theory, voice lessons, and even classes on DJ’ing! And if you’re looking for an after-school performing arts program for your child, acting, drama, improv, and musical theater programs are available, as well as audition prep and acting and vocal coaching. For parents of dance enthusiasts, after-school dance program on Long Island include classical ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary. These after-school music, performing arts, and theater classes are located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Port Washington, Manhasset, Mineola, Syosset, Hicksville, and Hauppauge.

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Music Classes

BACH TO ROCK MUSIC SCHOOL
1015 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-441-5526
Email portwashington@bachtorock.com

Be a STAR at B2R! Bach To Rock music school offers music education for all instruments, levels, and ages–from infants to adults–as well as adaptive lessons for students with special needs. Enjoy super fun birthday parties, rockin’ weekly summer camps, a state-of-the-art recording studio, and open jams for teens and adults!

JOYOUS MUSIC SCHOOL
54 Ira Road, Syosset
21 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville
156-03 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing
1-888-628-9865
joyousmusicschool.com


Joyous is a top performing arts school with programs in classical instruments, dance, and arts. World renowned faculty members led by Artistic Director, Julian Yu. Creative music programs and innovative teaching methods help students reach their full potential. Our mission is to create a music community where students can receive a professional music education while having fun. In our 10th year hosting our concert series in Carnegie Hall, our students have been performing guests at the White House, UNICEF, and featured on NBC’s Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres, and Good Morning America.

LONG ISLAND STUDIO OF MUSIC
718-809-7116 646-387-6501
Email lismlessons@gmail.com

Offering quality music lessons on all instruments and voice in the privacy, comfort, and convenience of your home. Serving students of all ages across Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Award-winning, professional, caring faculty foster love, appreciation, and enjoyment of music through music education. Fully insured and background-checked for your peace of mind. Experts in NYSSMA preparation with outstanding results. Recitals offered in a state-of-the-art performance hall at Adelphi University. Through music instruction and performance, students develop skills, build confidence, find passion, creativity, and a deeper enjoyment of music.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Community Reformed Church P.O. Box 119, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@gmail.com

Now in our 28th year, Music Institute of Long Island was Voted No. 1 Best Music School on the North Shore. Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Instructions in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and college preparation. Students perform eight times annually at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize competition winners, soloists with orchestras. Outstanding faculty. Summer private lessons-all levels, all instruments, two-week summer chamber music July 10-21. Fall semester begins Sept. 8, 2017.

MUSIC SCHOOL OF NEW YORK CITY
234 D Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
516-515-0144
Email info@musicschoolofnyc.com

After six successful years in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, Music School of New York City has expanded to Long Island, bringing conservatory level training to students of any age or level of study. Blending old-world values and classical traditions, with an innovative teaching style designed for children of the 21st century, we are the friendlier version of the pre-college programs. With faculty from Juilliard and other top institutions, the best music training is now in your backyard. Private lessons, group Suzuki, and music exploration classes are offered. Call today!

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations Find the location near you,

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island: musictogetherli-queens.com.

NOT JUST ART
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300
Email create@notjustart.com

More than ever, children need places to wonder, discover, play, create, experience joy, and express ideas! Engaging natural curiosity and imagination is the heart of our Music Together® art, science, and story arts programs. Inclusive hands-on activities emphasize learning process over product and performance. Staffed with experienced teachers, classes are developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children and their families at each age and stage! Infants and toddlers, pre-kindergarten, elementary, after-school, home-schoolers, scouts, parties, drop-in studio, school vacation camps, and workshops. Music Together® locations in Nassau and Suffolk.

SPIN DJ ACADEMY
631-608-8858
202 Merrick Road, 2nd floor, Rockville Centre
16 Broadway, Amityville


Run by real life music education, industry, and DJ experts, Spin DJ Academy is the unique school for fledgling DJs to learn the tricks of the trade from “scratch,” and for traditional turntable mobile DJs to learn the new digital equipment and methods. It is the perfect place to start your journey learning to DJ, or to learn advanced skills in DJing and music production! Our Intro To DJ Program is the easiest way to jump start your dreams! Work with all-star DJ instructors to learn the basics of mixing, blending, and DJ Technology.

SUZUKI MUSIC SCHOOL AT HUNTINGTON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
310 New York Ave., Huntington
631-271-4626

HCPA uses the Japanese method of violin instruction. A weekly, 45-minute group class is the key to the success of this method of learning. In the group students socialize, develop their listening skills, and have fun while they learn. There are two solo concerts, and an end-of-year performance. Additionally, the student has a weekly private lesson with parent and teacher. HCPA also offers traditional piano, string, and voice lessons. Huntington Suzuki Music Program runs 32 weeks. Suzuki Program for violin age 3 and older, piano for age 6 and older.

Theater & Performing Arts Programs

BAILEY-WOODS INSTITUTE
190 Landford Drive , Elmont
646-327-8080, 917-283-8727

At Bailey-Woods kids will explore their interests, learn social skills, and have fun! We offer Drama, Dance, Culinary Arts, Academics, Introductory Volleyball, Woodworking, and lots of free play! Private and group tutoring available all year. For more information call 917-283-8727.

DRAMA KIDS
Locations throughout North Nassau County ,
516-360-5026

Drama develops kids. Build confidence and have fun! Drama Kids offers exciting programs for children ages 4-18. Kids have tons of fun and develop important self-confidence, self-esteem, and verbal communication skills that will help them personally and academically. Activities include mini scripts, speaking skills, creative movement, character analysis, improvisations, performances, and everyone's favorite theater games. If you want your child to get a jump on achievement, enroll today–space is limited! The difference is dramatic!

GATEWAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF SUFFOLK COUNTY (THE)
215 S. Country Road, Bellport
631-286-1133, 631-286-0555, x5000

Gateway School for the Performing Arts’ Fall Session offers a 13- or 14-week program for students of all ages and levels, with exciting new classes to complement popular acting technique and improvisation classes for youth, teen, and adult acting students. Let’s Pretend and Theatre Games courses for youngsters are back and going strong, as well as All the World’s a Stage courses for youth and adult students with specific learning needs. Back by popular demand, we are offering even more production-style classes for both elementary, middle, and high school students!

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION - SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND PRECOLLEGIATE CAREER DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
516-463-7400, Jessica Dease, program director
Email jessica.dease@hofstra.edu

Saturday Classes for Young People wants your child to love learning. Our small classes provide individual attention and help encourage students' curiosity. Winter and summer programs are six-week, while spring and fall sessions run eight weeks. There are many classes to choose, including reading, math, writing, STEM/STEAM, cartooning, theater, art, video game development, Minecraft, and swimming. Your child will love learning on a “grown-up” college campus in first-rate facilities. For middle and high school students, we offer the Precollegiate Career Discovery Institute where they explore future jobs in many topics.

HUNTINGTON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
310 New York Ave., Huntington
631-271-4626
Email huntingtoncenter@yahoo.com

HCPA musical theater classes, for ages 6-12, offers training needed to participate in a musical theater production. The objective is to build confidence and discipline in each child. Acting: We will develop skills in delivering lines in character as well as reacting to dialogue within a scene. In addition, improvisation will be practiced. Singing: Explore music from current musical theater productions, child-friendly classics as well as pop and rock tunes. The use of proper breathing and related vocalization exercises will be incorporated as well as sight-singing, note reading, and harmonizing.

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.

SOLUNA STUDIO
659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge
631-761-6602
Email solunastudiony@gmail.com

SoLuna Studio is currently enrolling for our fall semester! Students ages 8-10 and 11 and older will be working on productions of Annie JR! Musical theater and acting classes for students ages 5-10 available as well. Located at 659 Old Willets Path in Hauppauge, SoLuna Studio NY is a non-profit community theater which offers acting, dance, and musical theater classes and productions all year long! For more information, visit our website at solunastudiony.com or contact us at 631-761-6602 or solunastudiony@gmail.com.

STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

With exciting performances all season long at Staller Center, Stony Brook University’s arts center is a go-to resource for Long Island families. Introduce your children to inspiring dance troupes, a theatrical circus, and music of all kinds. Educational outreach is also part of Staller Center’s mission. The Instrument Petting Zoo, Orchestra to the Orchestra, and Art2Go all encourage a love of the arts. Visit stallercenter.com and stallercenter.com/outreach for more information.

STARS OF TOMORROW
171 Eileen Way, Syosset
516-932-9173

"Stars of Tomorrow" was chosen for a very specific reason. Success doesn't happen overnight. It takes hard work, discipline, and confidence. Students work with top instructors and are challenged. Classes are limited in size. Students are prepared for auditions and focus is on work and coaching, not costumes and glitzy productions. All shows are open classrooms in which every student is featured. Students are required to attend classes in a uniform shirt. This is effective in eliminating competition and puts everyone on an even playing field especially when meeting industry professionals.

TOWER TALENT
535 Broadhollow Road Suite A2A, Melville
516-765-2400
Email towertalentclasses@gmail.com

On-camera acting, modeling, and vocal coaching for kids and teens ages 4 and older. Build confidence, overcome shyness, and prepare your child for a future career in entertainment. Local auditions with NYC talent agencies, management and casting companies are held at our Melville location and are provided to students for potential jobs in commercials, TV, film, fashion shows, and print campaigns. Attend special guest workshops and learn from working actors, models, and casting directors. After school and on weekends. If your child has star quality, give us a call today.


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