THE AFTERSCHOOL INSTITUTE
- Affordable group classes and private lessons October - May
- Weekday and Saturday classes for children and teens
- 12 or 24-week semesters
NEXT SEMESTER BEGINS: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Elizabeth
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Plainfield - Register for Plainfield
The Institute offers a wide range of classes in instrumental music, performing, visual and even culinary arts. Children as young as 3 years old can begin taking classes with us and experience the excitement, synergy and joy that comes from participating in the arts. Many of our students continue with us from year to year and literally grow up at the Institute, exploring a variety of instruments and art forms and being nurtured by what most refer to as "my second family"
Fridays are Teen Night at the Institute and give students ages 13-18 an opportunity to take classes with their peers and have a place where they can hang out and be themselves.
Institute Classes Provide…
TOP QUALITY INSTRUCTION: Our Master Teaching Artists are professional artists and educators who work at the best institutions in New Jersey and New York (NJPAC, Young Audiences, Harlem School of the Arts, Arts Horizons). Our teachers create supportive, non-competitive and productive learning environments for their students.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Our annual Spring Showcases give every child in the Afterschool Institute an opportunity to share what they have learned throughout the year when they perform on our stage for family and friends. Advanced students may be invited to perform at public events throughout area business, churches and civic organizations as part of the HARMONY Ensembles.
A WELCOMING COMMUNITY: Dedicated families can choose to become Members of the Institute and have access to payment plans, discounted tuition and complimentary tickets to Institute trips and outings. Members are also responsible for fundraising, volunteering and attending annual meetings.