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Theater & Performing Arts Classes for Kids in the East Bay

Looking for musical theater or acting classes for kids or teens? Here are the Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda programs that let kids take the stage.

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Theater classes for East Bay kids

If we missed your favorite theater class for children that is operating now, please add it in the comments! We love to see all of our kids on stage.

Amabile School of Music

Amabile School of Music in Moraga offers a "Little Mozart Group Class" for beginner students aged 4 & private music lessons to students age 5+ including adults. Offering piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, drum, clarinet, voice, and violin lessons.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre

From acting and improv to filmmaking and musical theatre, they offer after school and weekend classes for students of all ages, skill levels, and interests. Berkeley Rep’s programming allows students to harness their creativity while learning from peers and professional theatre artists!

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

East Bay German International School (EBGIS)

Extracurricular classes open to all students who would like to strengthen their German language skills in grades 5 to 11. Focus on literature and drama in German.

Grades: 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Feisty Fingers Music

Piano and voice lessons for adults and children aged 5 and up. Also French coaching.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Guitar Center Music Lessons

Offering lessons in piano, drums, keyboard, guitar, vocals, dj skills, and bass.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Jingle Jamboree Music

Music Club After School Program invites kindergarten through 5th Grade students to expand their musical knowledge a few afternoons per week. Music Club features song games and music reading.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Kairos Music Academy - Youth Choir

Youth Choir serves children aged 6 to 15 years old with a superb musical education and the exhilarating experience of performing choral music and musical theater.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Arts

Dance and circus arts are offered for kids in blocks of 8 or 9-week sessions, after school or on weekends. 18 months to 16 years.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

Mr. D's Music Club - Creative Spaces

The Creative Spaces is an arts enrichment program where kids (8-12) explore singing, acting, dancing, and art; learn creative techniques; foster a love for creativity; and build an artistic foundation of inspiration. No experience or formal training is required. Fall session begins 8/28/23.

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Pacific Boychoir Academy (PBA)

After School foundational music classes and training for boys and girls ages 4-18. PBA's Grammy-winning choirs provide opportunities to perform locally, regionally, and internationally. Choristers form life-long friendships and high levels of musical expertise.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

San Francisco Girls Chorus & Prep Chorus

The Prep Chorus provides young singers ages 4-5 the opportunity to develop their voices and musicianship in an exciting, positive, age-appropriate atmosphere. Emeryville prep meets Mondays at 4 pm (age 4) and at 5 pm (age 5). No audition is required!

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten

The Crowden School

Music education for 6+ from piano to chorus. Private and group classes are offered.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

The People's Conservatory

TPC Fall Semester begins September 19th. Join a robust after school arts program with some Oakland’s most incredible master arts facilitators. Classes include Dance, Drawing & Animation, Hip Hop Arts, Storytelling, Visual Arts & Puppet Theater.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Youth Musical Theater Company

YMTC does seasonal performance-intensive musical theater based on popular and classic shows.

Grades: Middle School, High School

And if we missed your favorite, please add it in the comments!

 

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