Join Mara and Motoko for 45 minutes of music and play for 6 weeks! Each class we will explore hands-on instrument play, group singing, movement, stories, puppets and more. This session will feature original songs and classic children's favorites. This unique musical experience features a live accompanist and is sure to delight both parents and children alike.
Ages 6 months - 4 years old
~10 students max
FALL 2022 SESSION (registration closed)
8 Week Session, Saturdays from 9-9:45am
Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
FALL 2022 SESSION II
5 Week Session - Saturdays from 9-9:45am
Class Dates: 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Mara is an experienced performer, teaching artist, director, and choreographer. She has spent the past six years working with children in performing arts education, including virtual theatre classes and camps. Mara is passionate about music, working with kids, and fostering a creative and safe learning environment for all students. Mara received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and has performed professionally throughout Chicago and the D.C. Metro area. Some of her favorite performance roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, The White Witch in Narnia, and Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress.
Motoko began her musical journey at the age of four in Japan. Her teacher and mentor Noriyuki Miyazawa is the president of the Sapporo Conservatoire who's expert instruction led her to win several consecutive competitions including a silver medal and two high awards at the national Japanese PTNA competition. At eighteen, she left Japan to further her studies at the prestigious Berklee college of music in Boston. She has been delighting audiences and offering her instruction ever since with hundreds of students feeling a deeper love for the art of music in greater Boston area.
Each of us has a unique voice — find yours! This group class offers beginner singers the chance to explore their vocal abilities in a fun and supportive environment alongside their peers. Class will focus on the foundations of good singing and musicianship (such as posture, breathing, basic music theory) through warm up exercises, games, and learning some well known Broadway and Disney repertoire. Students will showcase their skills in a “shareformance” on the last day of class.
Instructor: Shannon Eldridge
8 Week Session
10 students max
Our Fall Session has been canceled - stay tuned for next class dates coming soon!
Shannon Eldridge - aka the SAS “singing lady” is a local area performer and voice teacher. A classically trained soprano, she holds a BM in Voice Performance from the University of Southern Maine. She has served as a teaching artist for several community arts organizations including The Paige Conservatory, Kaleidoscope Arts @ Pike School, Acting Out!, Creative Arts in Reading, and Wellesley Theatre Project. Shannon also performs regularly with Pentucket Players, a community theatre group based in Lawrence. When she’s not onstage or plonking on a keyboard, Shannon is keeping up appearances as a busy mom of two! She is thrilled to share her love of music and performing with SAS!