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 fall eight-week session begins September 8 and ends October 30. All lessons are one hour, once per week except some half hour piano lessons. 

Musical Mondays are single, group, two-hour workshops on a music topic.   

Full schedule of offerings

Below please find the exact dates of lessons by weekday:

  • Musical Mondays: September 14, 21; October 5, 12, 26
  • Tuesdays: September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27 (8 classes)
  • Wednesdays: September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28 (8 classes)
  • Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (8 classes)
  • Fridays: September 11, 18, (no school Sept. 25); October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  (7 classes only)

Cost of  Fall 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 September 4. 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 August 31.



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.