Bridge Arts and Education, INC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.   

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Promoting education and collaboration as a means to grow

a more diverse and innovative music community. 

Our Mission

how do you want to be a part?

The Hudson Valley's
School of Music

Kingston, NY


Music Lessons

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. 

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Groove Essentials

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.


Bridge Arts
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.

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Bridge Arts
Groove Collective 

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


Bridge Arts
JAZZ Summer Camp

August 1-5, 2022 in Kingston, NY

Thanks for a great summer program! Looking forward to 2023!


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. 

Please contact us if you are interested in being a part


Bridge Arts
Jazz Lab

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.


May be open to other instruments like flute, clarinet, french horn, tuba, etc. Please contact us

Prerequisites: Students should be able to play at least 3 scales very comfortably and have played their instrument for at least 2 years. 

Classes: Meets 2 Sundays a month from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm.  

Sheet Music

Bridge Arts
Community Choir

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

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!

Please contact us if you are interested in working with Rhonda