Ann Citron has been teaching improvisation for twenty-five years in and around the Hudson Valley. Ann is the Theatre Arts Director for the Rosendale Theatre. She believes the power of play can unlock and transform your life. Play generates vitality, connection, and community. In moments of pure spontaneity and presence, you remember what it is like to be engaged with others. Through theatre games and exercises, explore what it means to pay attention to one another. Absolutely no experience needed, just the desire to play! Register
Vocal and Piano Lessons with Diana Hickman
An edgy and dramatic artist with a reverence for the mystical, Diana Hickman blends the quirky stylings of avant pop with the deep grooves and harmonic sophistication of soul, R&B and jazz. A California native, Hickman relocated to the east coast over a decade ago to attend Boston Conservatory of Music and then settled into a new life in one of the world’s creative capitals, New York City. With appearances at big name clubs including the Blue Note Jazz Club, Brooklyn Bowl, and Webster Hall as well as extensive regional tours, Hickman has distilled her stage presence to smokey smooth perfection. Diana has been sharing music education for Piano & Voice in NYC for 11 years. Register
Writers Night with Liliana Franco
Liliana Franco has been covering different aspects of writing for over twenty years. She has worked as a freelancer, as an editor and ghostwriter. With a degree in Psychology and minor studies in Literature, Liliana’s keen dedication to the craft of storytelling has helped authors achieve their best potential and highest form of expression. Liliana believes that our ability to write well about a subject comes from the myriads of experiences we acquire throughout our lives.
Group Guitar Lessons with Michael Hollis
Michael Hollis has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance on guitar at SUNY New Paltz, where he studied with guitarists Tom Dempsey and Mark Dziuba. Following graduation, Michael embarked further into his musical journeys as composer, arranger, performer, and teacher.
Michael teaches private Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, and Music Theory Lessons throughout the Hudson Valley with the HVMC and hosts workshops, master classes, and jam sessions. Register
Drum Lessons with Ben Hansen
" Drums are the backbone of music, in this class an introduction to drumming, I will show you the enjoyment of what it's like to be a drummer ! " - Ben Hansen
Local Rosendale resident Ben Hansen is a professionally trained audio engineer and classically trained percussionist. He has recently graduated from SAE Institute in Manhattan but his roots were always in playing the drums. Ben was freelancing as a drummer for groups all around the Hudson Valley before going to SAE and would love to meet and teach as many drummers as possible !
ages 18 and up, no previous musical knowledge required. Register