CREATIVE ARTS, Your Non-Profit Community School for Theatre, Music and Art.

25 Woburn St.
Reading, MA 01867
phone: 781.942.9600


Winter/Spring Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 11am-6:30pm, Fridays 1:30-6:30pm; & by app't

Closed: 1/20, 5/26

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Use the MUSIC drop-down menu above to see offerings for Traditional and Suzuki Instruction and for Ensembles. -NOW Registering for Winter 2014 classes & February 2014 Vacation Week Programs for kids & adults!

Click on one of the following for a quick link:
Student & Parent Music Handbook for 2010-2011 School Year

Downloadable Music Registration Form
Winter 2012 Classes & Workshops
Student Performances
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Student & Parent Music Handbook
NEW! We have created a Student & Parent Music Handbook to help you through the school year. Please read and let us know if you have any questions! Click here.


Winter 2012 Music Classes & Workshops
Suzuki Group Classes - Ages 3-12
Piano Group: Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30pm
Violin Group: Select Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $180 per semester
For students enrolled in Suzuki piano
or violin private lessons at Creative
Arts or other private studios. Group
classes teach performance, music
theory, group playing technique and
music appreciation as it relates to
Suzuki repertoire.

Performance Practice Workshop - All Ages
Friday, Feb 3, 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Andrea Loretz-Frey
Tuition: $30 (registration fee does not apply)
Looking to spruce up your skills
before the big audition? Want to make
sure your nerves don’t get the best
of you in front of a crowd? Then this
is the class for you! In this class
students will learn techniques to let
their talents shine. Perfect for theatre
and music students.

NEW! Creative Percussion - Ages 6-10
Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Jennie Dorris
Session 2: 7 wks, Feb 27-Apr 9, $147
Music is all around us! This class will
explore sound, rhythms, and how
music is a part of our everyday lives
through pitch, volume and vibration.
Students will even participate in a
drum circle! All skill levels welcome!

Music Theory - Ages 8-10
Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm
Instructor: Mark Dante Troiano
Session 1: 6 wks, Jan 13-Feb 17, $120
Session 2: 7 wks, Mar 2-Apr 13, $140
Session 1 AND 2: 13 weeks, Jan 13-Apr 13, $250 - Savings of $10!
Young music students will begin to
discover the wonders of Music
Theory. From notes and rests to
Major/Minor chords to Time
Signatures, this class will give a
head start to the budding musician.
Please note that Session 2 will
build on Session 1.

NEW! Songwriting - Ages 10-14
Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Mark Dante Troiano
Session 1: 6 wks, Jan 13-Feb 17, $120
Whether you’re new to songwriting or
you have notebooks full of ideas, this
class will allow you to explore your
musical creativity. Students will
collaborate and work independently
to evolve ideas into unique

C-String Society - Ages 10-Adults
2nd Wednesday Monthly, 6:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Elena Raucci
Tuition: $10 per class,
Drop-ins Welcome!
This monthly ensemble is open
to violists and cellists of all abilities,
beginner to professional. If you enjoy
meeting new people and making
music together this is the group for
you! Meets on the 2nd Wednesday
of each month.


Student Performances
Student Performance Nights are designed to be a low-pressure opportunity for students of any age to play in front of an audience. These evenings are a great way to prepare for the year end Studio Recitals. Please see your instructor or the Music Coordinator to sign up. Performance dates are listed in the calendar, but please check in the office for any changes or additions to the schedule.

Student Performance Nights are also an opportunity for audience members to learn how to quietly and patiently sit through a live performance. Parents can use these nights to teach younger siblings how to respect the performer.

There are often other performance opportunities through out the year, such as Shop the Block and other community events. Please check in the office or on the bulletin boards for these opportunities.

Student Performance Nights are free and open to the public.


Year-end music recitals are held in May each year. Typically instructors will hold an individual studio recital or combine with one or more other instructors. Please check with your instructor for the date and time of your recital. When possible, information will also be posted on this portion of the website.
Join us for a day of music while raising funds for new programming, instrument upkeep, technology and financial aid! The Annual Perform-a-thon is a free community event, donations are greatly accepted, sponsors welcomed, and students are also encouraged to collect pledges for their performance.

This year the Perform-a-thon will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011.
Private Lessons & Early Childhood Music Classes: 5% discount for the second student/instrument, 10% discount for the 3rd & subsequent enrollments in one family. Discounts taken off the second highest tuition. There are no family discounts on groups or other classes.



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