Why Study Music?
Training in music and theatre instills discipline, develops organizational and social skills, improves coordination, encourages creative thinking and problem solving, and promotes an appreciation for culture and art that lasts throughout a person's life.
Whether a student is planning a professional career in the theatre or just looking to explore their creative and artistic side, PCPA has a program to suit their needs. In a 10-year study of over 25,000 students by the U.S. Education Department:
Students who study music test higher in math and on standardized tests.
Students studying theatre have higher reading skills.
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that provides a full range of educational programs and performance opportunities benefiting students of all ages and talent levels.
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Summer Conservatory Raises Over $2200 for Broadway Cares
(July-August 2014) In keeping with this summer's theme of giving back to our community, PCPA sponsored several charity events this summer (more)... Broadway Phantom's Carlotta Hosts Master Class (July 11, 2014) Students in our Center Stage Program got a very special visit today from Broadway's own Carlotta, Michele McConnell (more)...
McConnell as Carlotta (Joan Marcus)
Valerie Pineda Honored by Boy Scouts of America (Nov 10, 2014) PCPA Executive Director, Valerie Pineda, is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America's 2014 Tribute to Women Awards (more)... PCPA Student to Star in Amazon Prime TV Series (Jun 23, 2015) Jacob Morrell, 8, of Scotch Plains, a student of PCPA voice teacher Dylan Shelofsky, will play the principal role of "Kevin" (more)...
>> NEW PRICING & PAYMENT POLICY for 2015-16 SEMESTER
Starting with the 2015 Fall Semester, Pineda Conservatory will be reverting to a monthly payment scale for its private voice studio. Pricing details can be found on our Voice Studio homepage or in the following attachment. The new policies will apply to both new and returning students.
Musical Theatre Classes
PCPA offers weekly group classes for all age groups and experience levels.
Sunshine (Grades 1-3) | Tuesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 18, 3:30-4:45 PM | TUITION: $240
Starlight (Grades 3-5) | Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Dec 18, 4:00-5:30 PM | TUITION: $280
Spotlight (Grades 6-8) | Tuesdays, Sep 16 - Dec 18, 6:00-7:30 PM | TUITION: $280
FALL 2015 - STILL TIME TO REGISTER, Lessons begin Sep
The Wedding Singer
Summer Center Stage 2015
Private Voice Lessons
Voice lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to returning students. Please note our new payment scale and policies beginning Fall 2015.
Tony-nominated Beth Malone Visits Summer Conservatory (July 10, 2015)Star of Fun Home on Broadway and Tony-nominated actress Beth Malone paid our Center Stage students a visit today (more)...
Summer Conservatory Raises over $3,000 for Make-A-Wish NJ (Aug 4, 2015) Continuing last summer's theme of "giving back"(more)...
TO OUR GRADUATING SENIORS
Class of 2015 - Pineda Voice Studio
Nicole Cusmano - Rowan University, Musical Theatre
Lauren Frazier - Fordham University, Double Major Music & Marketing w/ a Minor in Theatre
Morgan Kelleher - Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Catholic University, Musical Theatre
Maggie Lafemina - Boston Conservatory, Stage Management
Maya Mitterhoff - Mason Gross at Rutgers University, Music Education
Julian Mone - Muhlenberg College, Theatre
To register for private voice lessons with one of our professional staff, visit our Voice Studio page. To catch-up on our other alumni, visit our Alumni page.
< Departing HS Senior, Julian Mone, as Robbie Hart in this summer's Center Stage production of The Wedding Singer.