Nahunta Hall Music Academy


Nahunta Hall Performing Arts Studio includes Nahunta Hall Music Academy (home of Nahunta Hall Youth Symphony), Nahunta Hall School of Dance and Nahunta Hall Children & Young Adults' Theatre.

After-school musical groups that are open to students from other schools include Children’s Chorus, Junior Strings, Youth Symphony and Concert Band. By enrolling in an after-school ensemble, students are committing to the entire performance season. As a condition of enrollment, the student’s family must complete one volunteer assignment per student per year. There are a variety of ways to volunteer including flyer or poster distribution, ushering and concert set-up.

Other musical opportunities include Private Stringed Instrument Lessons, Suzuki Piano Lessons, Ukulele Workshop and Guitar Classes.

Children's Chorus
Music selections are age and voice appropriate. Two-part harmonies are included. This chorus is open to boys whose voices have not yet changed and as well as to girls.

Experience Level: Beginning; No audition necessary
Age Range: First through eighth grade; Open to students from any school
Dress Expectations: For performances, students will wear choir robes over best dress (which may include nice skirts, dresses, slacks, button-down shirts, ties, etc.)

Junior Strings
In junior strings, our beginning orchestra program for younger students, students learn to play the violin and no previous experience is required. Instructors in the Junior Strings program use the Suzuki method. Students need to provide their own properly sized instrument. Students must practice their instrument at least 15 minutes each school night.

Experience Level: Beginning; No audition necessary
Age Range: Three years old through third grade; Open to students from any school
Dress Expectations: For every performance, students in the beginning orchestra will wear best dress which may include nice skirts or dresses (knee length or longer), slacks, button-down shirts, ties, etc.

Concert Band
In beginning band, students play the flute, trumpet, trombone or clarinet. These are the ONLY instrument choices unless the student has previous experience on a particular instrument. Students are expected to practice their instrument 15 minutes each school night. Private lessons may be suggested for students who wish to study seriously. Sectionals practice once per week, is included.

Experience Level: Beginning; No audition necessary
Age Range: Fourth grade and older; Open to students from any school
Dress Expectations: For every performance, students will wear best dress, which may include nice skirts, dresses, slacks, button-down shirts, ties, etc.

Nahunta Hall Youth Symphony
As a full symphonic orchestra, instrumentation includes strings, winds, brass and percussion. Students should be studying with a private teacher.

Experience Level: Advanced; Audition required
Age Range: All ages; Open to committed students from any school
Dress Expectations: For every performance, students will wear concert black or formal wear depending on the performance. Concert black includes a bowtie, tuxedo shirt, cummerbund and black slacks (black jacket optional) or a floor length black dress (or alternately a white/black blouse and floor length black skirt). Formal wear includes white-tie tuxedo and floor length evening gown.

Private Stringed Instrument Lessons
Violin, viola and cello lessons are open to all interested students but priority will be given to students who are enrolled in Youth Symphony. Please call for available openings.

Suzuki Piano Instruction
Students receive three half-hour private lessons and one 45 minute group lesson each month. Parents must attend all private lessons with beginning students or with students under age ten. More...

Ukulele Workshop
Learn to play the traditional Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele. Songs include island melodies and well-known folk tunes. All ages are invited and no previous experience is necessary; continuing students are welcome. Students must provide their own ukulele. Please contact the instructor if you have questions about purchasing an instrument.

Guitar Classes
Students must provide their own appropriately sized guitar. Please contact the instructor if you have questions about purchasing an instrument.