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.

The winter eight-week session begins November 3 through January 29. All lessons are one hour, once per week except some half hour piano lessons. All winter session lessons are taught remotely.

Full schedule of offerings

Below please find the exact dates of lessons by weekday:

  • Tuesdays:  November 3, (Nov. 10 no school conference day), 17,  (no school Nov. 24), December 1, 8, 15, January 12, 19, 26 (8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays:  November 4, (no school Nov. 11), 18, (no school Nov. 25), December 2, 9, 16, January 13, 20, 27 (8 weeks)
  • Thursdays: November 5, 12, 19,  (no school Nov. 26), December 3, 10, January 14, 21, 28 (8 weeks)
  • Fridays: November 6, 13, 20, (no school Nov. 27), December 4, 11 (no school Dec. 18),  January 15, 22, 29 (8 weeks)

Cost of  Winter Session Lessons:

Private, One-on one Lessons
Duo Lessons
Small Group Lessons
Piano Half Hour
7 Classes, Private 700.00
7 Classes, Group 350.00
2 Hour Workshop 90.00 

Payment must be made in its entirety no later than October 30. Once you have been confirmed in your class you will receive an e-mail with an online payment link and further instructions for payment and accessing financial aid.

Will all of the classes run?

Group classes require a minimum of 3 students to run. 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 23.


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.

Questions? Please e-mail Annie Elias, Performing Arts Department Chair, at I am all ears!

Establish the right rhythm

From modern acoustic to hip hop fusion, student musicians align themselves into independent small groups that explore and share their musical passions. Besides providing an outlet for creative expression, these bands offer yet another way for MA students to practice group collaboration.