Performing arts education to the tune of student enrichment.
Instrumental & vocal instruction, musical theater, drama & other courses for ages 4 and up. Private and semi-private music lessons & other courses for adults.
At the Performing Arts School, students hone their performing arts skills, while benefiting from the remarkable creative, relational, and cognitive skills that come with learning.
PAS programming includes instrumental and vocal instruction, and group classes for children, teens, and adults.
Group course topics for children and teens include fundamentals of musical theater performance, theater and acting, vocal technique, and more.
Group course topics for adults include song and video production, acting, ensemble playing, and more.
PAS is a premier educational institution distinguished by our wide range of classes and performance opportunities and our attention to each student.
In both private and group lessons, PAS instructors provide individualized instruction. We keep our class sizes small and our faculty makes sure that technique and repertoire are age and developmentally appropriate.
We uphold high standards of musical excellence.
PAS is a nonprofit, which means our goals are educational – not profit-motivated. We provide students with the means to achieve their goals, no matter the size.
Our curriculum prepares young students for advanced ensembles such as the NJYS Youth Symphony and for competing on the state and national levels.
PAS is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and adheres to its Code of Best Practices, assuring quality, access, and accountability. PAS is also a founding member of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Development Program. The Music Development Program gives students a tool for measuring their progress, from levels Prep to Level 10.
PAS has been a top-tier performing arts education provider since 1985. In 1985, our community music school began at the Madison YMCA as the Suburban Community Music Center.
More than 300 students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties in New Jersey.
The Performing Arts School now provides more than 500 lessons and classes each week.