Bridge Arts and Education, INC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.
Promoting education and collaboration as a means to grow
a more diverse and innovative music community.
how do you want to be a part?
Private instruction is the backbone of a solid music education. Bridge Arts will pair you with the best teacher for obtaining your musical goals. Weekly lessons may be online or face to face depending on both the instructor and the students needs and comfort. Please fill out our inquiry form so that we can make a recommendation and send details regarding studio policies and rates.
Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Dan Shaut
Join the region's premiere youth jazz orchestra. Open to students in grades 8-12 or 18 years of age or younger by audition. HVYJO performs collegiate/professional level music and gives students and opportunity to work alongside each other, as well as top-tier guest artists.
Our 2022-2023 season starts in September. We are still looking for:
1 alto sax
1 bari sax
Community Big Band
Directed by Dan Shaut
This ensemble consists of musicians looking to rehearse and perform great big band repertoire including music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones and more. Musicians age range from 12-77.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
Directed by Nikhil Yerawadekar
A new ensemble to the Bridge Arts Lineup. The Groove Ensemble will focus on world music with a groove. This ensemble will perform music that may include
Roots Reggae, Cumbia, Soca, Afrobeat, Funk
Song Style Bootcamp
Join vocalist Rhonda Denet as she guides you to find your own vocal style in this 6 week class. With a four student maximum, you will get a personalized experience and will leave with backing tracks and lead sheets developed just for you. Ready for your gig!
New sessions starting soon!
September 1, 2022
Groove Essentials series! These hands on workshops will have musicians digging into the groove of various music styles from around the world!
Tuesday, August 2 at noon: Roots Reggae
Sunday, October 2 @ 1:30 pm: Cumbia
Sunday, October 30 @ 1:30 pm: Soca
Sunday, November 20 @ 1:30 pm: Afrobeat
Sunday, December 4 @ 1:30 pm: Funk
Designed for students ages 12 through adult. All musicians be comfortable on their instruments and have at least 3 years of experience. Open to all instrumentalists.
Directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gerbi
The Bridge Arts Community Choir will launch September 2022. Send us an email if you would like to sing with us!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm in Kingston, NY
The jazz lab is designed for middle school or high school students looking to develop their jazz skills. Students will work on jazz style, improvisation, and tunes.
Open to: Students in middle or high school that play: saxophone, trumpet, trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drumset.
Prerequisites: Students should be able to play at least 3 scales very comfortably and have played their instrument for at least 2 years.