Music Classes

Private Lessons

In addition to the music classes listed below, Artspace offers private music lessons for a variety of instruments, including voice.

Spring 2018

Make Your Own Instrument from Recyclables!
This workshop will happen twice: April 27, 5-6:30 pm and April 28, 12-1:30
Cost: Free
Participants will create instruments from recyclable materials. Artspace will provide the space and materials, including paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, plastic bottles, steel cans, aluminum, foam and paper cups, and CD and DVD cases. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. This event follows a screening of Landfill Harmonic by Greening Greenfield, Wed. April 25, 6:30pm at First Congregational Church, though participants do not need to see the film first to attend.

This event is part of #ArtWeekMA –a unique annual celebration of arts, culture and creativity. Curious people of all ages will get creative at hundreds of unique events across the state –and many are FREE! Join us April 27 –May 6. Get the full festival schedule at artweekma.org. Advanced registration is not required for this workshop; feel free to drop in!

Music Together
Instructor: Lui Collins of Upside-Up Music
Dates: April 4 – June 6
Day: Wednesdays 
Time: 10 am
Ages: birth through 5 with parent or caregiver
Cost: $190 tuition (includes all materials) plus $10 new family registration fee
Register: Early-bird registration with $10 discount through March 6 on www.UpsideUpMusic.com.  Final registration deadline March 27.  Financial aid is available as needed, please ask.  Questions?  Call Lui at (413) 628-0197 or email lui@upsideupmusic.com. Please note that registration for this class will not be completed directly through Artspace. 

Tuition includes :
10 weeks of class, 45-minutes each
2 CDs for use at home and in the car, with songs, play-along music, tonal and rhythm patterns, and rhythmic chants, all pitched in the right range for a child’s voice
Songbook with illustrations and activities
Access to Music Together’s Family Music Zone® for additional song downloads and activities, and downloads of songs into the free app Hello Everybody! for iPhone and Android.
Music and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, parents’ guide for families new to Music Together®
Parent Education

All children are musical!  All they need to develop their innate musical aptitude is a rich environment with freedom to explore and learn through play.  Each class immerses the child in singing, large and small movement, instrument play, free dance, all in a nurturing community of families who want to give their children the lifelong gift of music.  Music Together is research-based to provide the child with a solid musical foundation on which later formal study will build.  In this mixed-age class, all teaching is informal so it’s developmentally appropriate – and fun! – for children from birth through 5.  Each child (and adult) participates at their own level through observation and play.

Summer 2018

Music Theory & Composition
Instructor: Heather Sommerlad
Dates: July 16-20
Time: 2-5 pm
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $170.00
Do you want to know more about how music works? In this class, students will learn about reading music in various clefs, key signatures, how key signatures relate to the construction of scales and modes, intervals, basic chords, basic chord progressions, and music composition. Play ear training games and learn fun and useful concepts that will help you with any instrument, singing, and writing your own music! Register now!

Advanced String Intensive
Dates: July 16-20
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Cost: FREE for all returning SFK students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.
For students of any age who have been playing violin, viola, cello, or bass for at least a year. This weeklong program is an excellent opportunity for students to brush up on skills they learned during the school year, play fun music in large and small ensembles, and make new friends. Register now!

Beginning String Intensive
Dates: August 13-17
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: Any age, although the class is geared toward third graders.
Cost: FREE for all beginning Strings For Kids students. $170.00 for students not participating in SFK.
For students who have never played violin or cello and would like to learn. This class is a requisite for all rising third graders who will be participating in Strings For Kids in the Greenfield Public Schools in the fall of 2017. Students will be introduced to their instrument, learn several songs, and get to know other students who will be participating in the Strings For Kids program. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends Friday, August 17, in Energy Park. Register now!