A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
With the culmination of our Winter Session classes, we look forward to continuing to provide North Shore families a quality Musical Theatre Education experience. Our Spring classes have already begun and we are excited for you to join us for our April Vacation Week classes. Our vacation week classes are a great way for your student to hone their theater skills, as the concentrated amount of time allows them to further explore the nuances of each of the class subjects, while building lasting relationships with their fellow students.
Looking ahead, Mother Nature is sure to bring warmer weather (although it doesn’t seem like it sometimes) and with it the start of Summer. As we prepare for summer classes, I am reminded of a piece of advice that my college acting professor once gave me. He said, “Start looking at your acting career and life like you are baking a cake. Every teacher and individual you work with and encounter, will give you an ingredient or piece that will help you create your own, one-of-a-kind cake. It is your job to experience and do things that are necessary to make your cake as dynamic, varied and unique as you. It is also your job to make sure your cake stays fresh and never goes stale.” It is a metaphor that I have used throughout my career and continually informs my approach to teaching theatre.
It’s in that spirit, that our conservatory style program is focused on providing students the opportunity to take classes with various teachers who teach numerous approaches to Musical Theatre. In each class, we emphasize the importance of having a strong foundation in each discipline, while challenging students to go beyond their capabilities. While many programs on the North Shore focus on the production side of theatre, we are focused on the fine balance of process and product and the inherent values of theatre: collaboration, critical thinking, building empathy and self-discovery, skills that translate off-stage to other areas of your child’s life as well.
Our Summer Session weeklong classes offer a wonderful opportunity for your child to start or build upon their Musical Theatre skills. Students can choose to come for just the morning or afternoon, or for the whole day. Each class is different from morning to afternoon, week to week and provide a sequential curriculum plan to ensure that your student is receiving a wide-ranging learning experience. Whichever way you choose to spend the summer with us, your child is sure to gain the necessary tools to grow as a Theatre Artist.
We encourage you to register today to secure your spot in either the April Vacation week classes or Summer Session classes. Please note we are currently running two discounts (cannot be combined):
• Multi-Class Discount: 5% for registering for 2 or more classes at once.
• Sibling Discount: 10% off second registration when registering 2 siblings.
We are also offering a special deal for students who choose to come for the entire 6 weeks:
• Sign up for the FULL SUMMER! Price - $2400: Includes all six Summer Sessions with both morning and afternoon classes each day (total of 12 one-week classes). Excludes Seussical, Jr. Summer Intensive.
Discounted registrations must be purchased over the phone (number below).
While on the education site, be sure to check out our *New* Show Choir and Adult Tap classes. You will also find a registration link to our 2-week August Intensive where we will be mounting Seussical Jr. with two culminating performances on the NSMT stage. This class is very popular so be sure to secure your registration early.
If you have any questions in regards to the program or particular classes, please contact the education department at 978-232-7200 ext. 7289 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Education
LLOYD WOODCOCK (Director of Education) is a Theatre Educator/Arts Administrator with over 13 years of experience building theater education programming and curriculums. He holds a Bachelors in Theatre Arts and a Masters in Educational Theatre and has worked with various theaters in the Boston area, most recently as the Director of Education at Wheelock Family Theatre. Prior to relocating, Lloyd lived in NYC where he taught for various theater organizations such as TADA! Youth Theatre, Wingspan Arts, The Forum Project and the Henry Street Settlement. Lloyd also served as the Theater Coordinator for the NYC Department of Education where he managed the Shubert/MTI Broadway Junior program.