Our group programs are the perfect addition to our private lessons. They give each student the opportunity to put their knowledge into action while making music in a fun social environment.
Rock the Stage
Be part of something big when you join a Center Stage band. This performance based program sets the stage for students to play their instruments in a fun and interactive setting. Each student is placed in a band with peers of their same age range and skill level. All students have the opportunity to audition for Center Stage’s elite House Band, who gets to perform at community events and festivals. At the end of the semester all bands perform at our Rock The Stage Gig in one of New York's well-known rock venues. We believe that passion for music grows when you play music you love and enjoy!
An intimate ensemble experience where students will play well-known orchestral works mixed with pop/rock favorites. Students will tackle classical repertoire that has stood the test of time as well as contemporary music that makes us tap our toes today. This ensemble will have the opportunity to perform at community events as well as at our Center Stage recitals. All students are welcome to audition to be part of this classical-crossover group.
Throughout the year we offer opportunities to participate in master classes of special interest, such as: NYSSMA prep, songwriting, instrument maintenance, yoga for musicians, Alexander technique, and performance workshops. Our annual Instrument Exploration Day is free and open to anyone interested in playing music. You will get the opportunity to meet and greet with our university-trained instructors as you receive mini master classes in any instrument of your choice.
This musical enrichment program challenges toddlers to sing, dance, create and explore instruments. It offers an interactive bonding experience between parents and their children as they develop concepts such as colors, language, seasons, numbers, and much more. Little Stages is a free class offered at libraries across Long Island. It’s never too early to begin reaping the lifelong benefits of music!
CENTER STAGE THEATRE
Center Stage presents a Broadway style performance opportunity. What makes this program unique is that it will not only be for singers, actors and dancers, but for instrumentalists as well. Our objective is to allow the students to participate in all aspects of the production, from being on stage, to stage crew, to performing in the live pit orchestra. Our coaches provide students with a distinctive theatrical experience, where they will be able to grow as performers and musicians. This is an opportunity for everyone!
This selected choir is an important addition to private vocal lessons. Students will not only be able to refine their vocal technique such as breathing, dynamics, and projection, but will also be challenged to sing complex harmonies and learn how to blend through listening while they sing. The choir will perform at Center Stage’s bi-yearly recitals.