MAS (Music After School)

In March 2015, we founded MAS (Music After School) at MA through the generous support of the Grant Martin Memorial Fund honoring Grant’s musicianship.

MAS continues to be sustained through the Tristan Witte ’14 Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors Tristan’s creativity and talent as a musician and scholar. MAS at MA brings the excellence of our music program to a wider community of MA students and enhances our current offerings to include weekly private, duo, and small group lessons. These offerings allow students to hone their technique on their instrument or to learn a new instrument. The classes have a place for all students, from the beginner to the serious musician. We offer classes with high level teachers and the convenience to study music after school right here at MA.
MAS is an eight-week after-school program with three sessions (fall, winter, spring) which run parallel to the athletic seasons. Generous tuition assistance is available.

The winter eight-week session begins October 30 and ends January 26. All lessons are one hour, once per week.Full schedule of offerings

Below please find the exact dates of lessons by weekday:

  • Mondays: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11, Jan. 8, (1/15 no class) 22 (8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays:  Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12, Jan. 9, 16 (8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays: Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 10, 17, 24 (8 weeks)
  • Thursdays: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, Jan. 11, 18 (8 weeks)
  • Fridays: Nov. 3, (Nov. 10 no class), 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, Jan. 12, 19, 26 (8 weeks)

Violin only Special Schedule:

  • Tuesdays:  Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, 23, 30 (8 weeks)

Cost of Lessons:

Private, one-on one lessons (8)
Private, one-on one lessons (7) 700.00
Duo lessons 500.00
Small Group Lessons (8)
Small Group Lessons (7) 350.00

Payment must be made in its entirety no later than October 27.  Once you have been confirmed in your class you will receive an email with an online payment link and further instructions for payment and accessing tuition assistance. 

Will all of the classes run?

Group classes require a minimum of 3 students to run.  If we have just 2 sign ups it's possible to move to a duo class at a slightly higher cost.  We also have a maximum of 8 students for most group classes.  It is possible that your class may be full this time or may not have enough students to run.  There is a place on the sign up form to list second or third choice of class if your first choice isn’t available.  We will let you know the status of your class by e-mail by October 20. 


If your teacher has to cancel a class due to illness you will be notified and, if the teacher cannot arrange a mutually agreeable make-up lesson, refunded for that day. If you miss a class there is no refund. For private lessons, your teacher may be able to arrange a make-up time for you but there is no guarantee. When students are absent from group lessons, for any reason, there are no make-up classes. 

Questions? Please e-mail Annie Elias, MAS Program Administrator, at I am all ears!