Music

Ukulele Lessons

Come and learn to play ukulele with local musician and teacher Mr. Dave Herrera! Over this 8-week course you will learn to play several songs and gain the skills to learn and practice more on your own.

Days/Time: Tuesdays, Youth Session at 4:30 p.m., Adult Session at 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 8 weeks, Jan 7 – Feb 25
Tuition: $160

The course concludes with a group concert at Artspace. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase a high-quality ukulele at a reduced cost. Email Dave Herrera for more information: davidherrera01@gmail.com.

Monthly Noontime Open Jam

The next Noontime Open Jam will be on January 24th. Come play with other musicians at Artspace on the fourth Friday of every month at noon. Each session will be led by Kevin Dee, an Artspace instructor. Experienced musicians and those just getting their feet wet playing with others are encouraged to come, and all instruments are welcome. Suggested donation is $5-$10, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Come check it out and please help spread the word! We hope to encourage a local culture of people playing together in different venues.

Private Lessons

Artspace offers private music lessons for a variety of instruments, please contact us for more information or complete the registration form and we will contact you. Lesson fees vary by the length and frequency, as follows:

 

Length          Semester         Monthly (4 bills)     Per Lesson

30 min            $400                    $105/month                  $27

45 min             $600                    $155/month                  $39.50

60 min             $800                    $205/month                $52

Fall Semester is Sept 9-January 24. There are no classes on Monday Holidays, and there are ONLY Monday classes the weeks of November 25 and December 16.
Spring Semester is January 27-June 1, with no classes the week of February 17 or April 20.

Strings for Kids Schedule

Fall Semester began on Monday, September 9th. Saturday Ensemble will be held at the end of each week that we have classes. We will not have classes the weeks of November 25th, December 16th, 23rd, and 30th, February 17th, April 20th, and the last day of classes will be May 29th. If there is an early release on your child’s lesson day, classes will not be held that day.

Mondays

1:55- 2:35- Newton School 3rd Grade Violins- Rafe Wolman
        1:55- 2:35- Newton School 3rd Grade Cellos- Julie Carew
        2:55- 3:45- Four Corners 3rd Grade Violins A- Rafe Wolman
        2:55- 3:45- Four Corners 3rd Grade Cellos- Julie Carew
        2:55- 3:45- Federal St 3rd Grade Violins- Allyson Michal

Tuesdays

        1:55- 2:35- Newton School 4th Graders- Julie Carew
        2:55- 3:45- Four Corners 4th Graders- Rafe Wolman
        2:55- 3:45- Federal St 3rd Grade Cellos- Julie Carew
Wednesdays
2:55-3:45- Federal Street 4th Graders- Rafe Wolman
        2:55-3:45- Four Corners 3rd Grade Violins B- Allyson Michal
3:45-4:30- *Greenfield Middle School- All students- Allyson Michal, Rafe Wolman, Julie Carew
* Note change of day!*
Saturday Ensemble for all continuing students will meet from 10:45-11:45 with Allyson Michal.
Dates to put on your Calendar:
November 3rd 2:00pm at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew – CELLObration! An event for all cello players who want to participate, and any others who want to come listen.
November 9th 4:00pm at GHS- concert with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra
March 7th Pottery Seconds and More Sale at GCC- all Strings for Kids students will perform during the day.
May 17th– 2pm at the Shea Theatre(!)- Strings for Kids end of year performance
July 13-17th Continuing Strings for Kids Students Summer program at Artspace
Please note that each school also has its own performance dates which we will let you know about as soon as we do!

Beginner Parent Meetings 

We will meet the first Monday evening at 7:30pm OR the first Saturday at 10:00 of each month (October -Dec and Feb-May)- Choose the day (Monday or Saturday) that works best for you.

Continuing Parent Meetings (Every 3 months during the school year)

Meeting #1- October
Saturday Option, October 5th 10:45am OR Monday Option October 21st 7:30pm
Meeting #2- February
Saturday Option, February 1 10:45am OR Monday Option February 24th 7:30pm
Meeting #3- May
Saturday Option, May 2nd 10:45 OR Monday Option May 18th 7:30pm