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Adult Music & Dance

Adult Music & Dance Lessons

*NEW* Guitar and More | For all Ages, Styles, and Experience

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Winter Session: FULL
Spring Session 1: Monday Afternoons beginning April 12 (rolling enrollment)
In the Patsy Francis Gallery (upstairs)
Exact times and scheduling will be determined on an individual basis

8 weeks of classes | thirty-minute lessons
$280 MAC members | $295 non-members | Weekly payment plans and discounts for multiple children are available upon request
Colin Bradley, Instructor

Description: It's never too late to start! Colin Bradley joins the MAC to offer an eight-week course in music, customized to the student's experience and interest. Half-hour lessons will focus on the training of the ear, improvisation, songwriting, and music reading comprehension. Instruments of study include guitar, bass, ukulele, slide guitar, piano, and more. If you are interested in a different instrument please notify the MAC to discuss more options. While some materials are provided, others may need to be purchased separately depending on the student's goals.

Masks are required while inside the MAC. Lessons are scheduled to allow time in between for sanitizing of instruments and the instruction space, and to avoid overlap with other guests. All safety measures must be observed per state regulations. Once COVID restrictions have been lifted, students will have an opportunity to perform for a group in the MAC Theater.

About the Instructor: Colin Bradley has been teaching music and performing on the SouthCoast, throughout New England and beyond for the past ten years. He has held recitals, helped organize shows, and performed in various acts or for special events in the MAC Theater.

Please note: Current MAC membership is required for discounted children’s tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.

To register, please use the form at the bottom of this page. Registration for Spring Session 1 opens March 16.

Private Piano Lessons at the MAC | Beginner and Intermediate-level

Spring Session 1: Tuesday or Wednesday Afternoons beginning April 13 (rolling enrollment)
Flexible schedule - Upstairs in the Patsy Francis Gallery

8 weeks of classes | thirty-minute lessons (with option for longer time)
Exact times and scheduling will be determined on an individual basis
$280 MAC members | $295 non-members
Frances Belcher, Instructor

Description: The MAC hosts one-on-one piano lessons for beginning through intermediate-level students, ages six through adult.  Half-hour lessons will include music theory and improvisation, and students will have preparation and opportunities to perform.  Parents are welcome to observe lessons.  Students must have an instrument to practice on (either traditional piano or keyboard with full-size keys).  

To register, please fill out the form below.

Please note: Current MAC membership is required for discounted tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508) 748-1266.

About the Instructor:  Frances Belcher has been teaching piano students for many years and has experience with both private and group instruction.  Her education includes a degree in Music Education in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Tennessee with further study at the University of Memphis and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Frances recently retired from 20 years in Arts Administration where her commitment to the value of music education for all students led her to found and manage a program for after-school string instruction in Baltimore City.  The Bridges Program continues, having served over 1500 students to date, providing lessons, use of an instrument, and orchestral experiences for elementary-aged children.

*NEW* Intro to Theatrical Dance

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm in the MAC Theater
POSTPONED until further notice | 8 classes
$145 MAC members | $170 non-members | minimum 5 students
Alex Valentine, Instructor

Description: This class is designed for adults (18 and older) who want an overview of three different styles of dance used in theater: jazz, lyrical and tap. Students will be introduced to the basics of theatrical dance by learning choreography to some Broadway classics. All experience levels are encouraged to join.

Please note: Current MAC membership is required for discounted tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.

About the Instructor: Alex Valentine has studied dance for near 25 years with classes starting at Miss Mary’s School of Dance, Kathy Medina’s Dance Studio and Bridgewater State College. His studies include tap, jazz, gymnastics, ballet, modern, hip hop, Bharatanatyam and ballroom dance. He has also choreographed shows for Attleboro High School and assisted with choreography for community theatre throughout the area. You may have seen him dancing, singing or acting on the stage, as he has been in the local theater community since 1984. 

To register, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.