February 2016 Newsletter

Piano NYSSMA Workshops

Piano students preparing for the NYSSMA solo festival in March are encouraged to attend as many workshops as possible to supplement their work in private lessons. Please see the front desk staff to sign up!
  • February 3rd, Scaling Bee & Sight Reading Clinic, 7:00 PM
  • February 13th, Rhythm Workshop, 3:00 PM
  • February 27th, Solo Piece Master Class, 3:00 PM


February Student of the Month

Music: Sophie Xu

“Sophie is an excellent student and a hard worker.  She practices regularly every day and is working hard to master her Level 3 NYSSMA pieces, perfect her scales, and learn other new pieces each week!  She loves to surprise me by going ahead in her method books and learning new pieces which I haven’t assigned yet! I am so proud of her!”

~ Ms. Anja

Art: Owen Kunkle

“Owen always comes to class displaying great enthusiasm and intent for the lesson of the day.  He is a very attentive student who works diligently to learn how to use new materials and techniques.  Owen is a pleasure to have in class.”

~ Ms. Kate

The school will be CLOSED the week of February 15-20, 2016
Lessons and classes will resume on Monday, February 22nd.




Offering private and group lessons in Music, Dance, Art, and Theater.

Whether you live in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Rexford, Mechanicville, Ballston Lake, Latham, Niskayuna, or Saratoga Springs, Performance School of the Arts is conveniently located on Route 9. Our Clifton Park performing arts school offers classes and instruction in a variety of performing arts to students of all ages and abilities. 

We provide music lessons in individual or group settings for instruments including Piano, Voice, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone.

We also offer private and group dance classes and instruction in a variety of styles including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Lyrical. In addition, we feature art classes for students of all ages. 

Our theater program includes musical theater as well as dramatic acting and comedy.

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Why Choose Performance School of the Arts?

Not all studios are the same, so come check us out and see why! We continuously renovate and make improvements to our facility, including the use of new pianos in all of our private rooms and the addition of a student library and book room. We have recently expanded our school to include more classrooms and instruments available for music lessons, better soundproofing, a large recital hall, and more spacious dance/art/acting studios with natural lighting. Also, our staff is provided with ongoing professional development to ensure that our students and families are provided with the best experience possible.

We know that you have other choices when it comes to music, dance, art and theater instruction. At Performance School of the Arts, we continually strive to provide the best learning experience to our students for all fine arts programs. Whether you are looking for beginner music or dance lessons, group art classes, want to rock out in a rock band, or star in a musical theater production, we are here to help you achieve your goals in a positive and motivating atmosphere!

Finding a teacher is simple with us, as we have many university-trained and qualified professionals on our staff. No matter what your age or skill level, we can guarantee that we have a teacher who will be able to provide quality instruction for both children and adults.

We invite you to come in today and find out why we are the best fine arts school in the Greater Capital Region. We celebrate performing arts and sincerely love teaching music, dance, art and theater. We look forward to welcoming you into our fine arts family soon!


Student of the Month

Student of the Month is a fun program in which you can earn points in each of your individual lessons in Music, Dance, Theatre and Art. The students in each department with the most points will win a fun surprise at the end of each month. Every department has their own individual set of points. Click here for details!

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