top of page

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

bridge logo (2)[4342].png

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


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. We currently have room for trumpet and trombone players for this season.

We still have room for trumpet, trombone, guitar and 1 saxophone


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.  

Nikhil Yerawadekar Head Shot.jpg

Bridge Arts
Groove Collective 

Directed by Nikhil Yerawadekar

Seeking interested participants. 

Please contact us if you might be interested

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



with Erin Stewart and David DeWitt

Join us Monday, February 13 from 6:30-
8:00pm for a FREE workshop on warming
up your voice and developing a song.
This workshop is perfect for 8th grade
through adult choir singers, musical
theater performers, and those working on
a vocal performance or audition piece.


more information

Kingston, NY 

Located at Bridge Arts and Education

(in the old IBM Building)


Bridge Arts
JAZZ Summer Camp

August 1-5, 2022 in Kingston, NY

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


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. 


Bridge Arts
Community Jazz 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.

Sheet Music

Bridge Arts
Community Choir

Directed by Dr. Elizabeth Gerbi

The Bridge Arts Community Choir will launch March 7, 2023.  Register if you are interested in more information or singing in the group.


Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm in


Kingston, NY 

Located at Bridge Arts and Education

(in the old IBM Building)

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

Nikhil Yerawadekar Head Shot.jpg

Groove Essentials


Thanks for being a part! And Thank you to 

Arts Mid-Hudson for funding to make this free to all!

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

bottom of page