Arts Adjunct Program

Private Music Lessons Available via
Holton's Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program

The Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program offers private and group lessons in instrumental and vocal music. The program’s goals are:

  • To provide instructional support to Holton students in our curricular ensemble program;
  • To expand students' musical education beyond the School's ensemble program;
  • To offer the same outstanding instruction to students of all ages in our community.

In Person and Virtual Lessons Available
The Arts Program is pleased to be offer both in-person lessons at Holton-Arms School as well as virtual lessons via Zoom for the 2022-2023 Season..

Semester Dates

  • Fall Semester (17 Weeks): Monday, Sept 12, 2022 to Sunday, Jan 22, 2023
  • Spring Semester (17 Weeks): Monday, Jan 30, 2023 to Sunday, Jun 4, 2023
  • Summer Session (11 Weeks): Monday, Jun 12, 2023 to Sunday, Aug 27, 2023

Registration Process

  1. New students submit an inquiry form for the instrument they want to study - links to inquiry forms by instrument are listed below. Returning students begin at Step 2.
  2. Contact an instructor(s) (info to be provided in the Inquiry confirmation email) to set a schedule for a lesson package (or trial lesson).
  3. Once you and your instructor set the schedule, register online and submit payment.
  4. We will email an electronic calendar invitation with your lesson location and check in procedures and/or Zoom login information once your registration is complete.

Instruments Offered
We offer private lessons in the instruments listed below. Click the link for each instrument to submit an inquiry form and begin your registration.




Guitar, Bass, Ukulele









*Private voice lessons are offered for students age 13 and older – see our Voice Lesson Policy.

If the inquiry form links above do not work, please email your inquiry to and include:

  • Your name and a daytime phone number
  • Student’s name, current grade (or adult), and school (if applicable)
  • Instrument(s) student would like to study
  • Scheduling information, such as preferred day(s) and time(s) for lessons, and/or dates student is not available.

We will reply with contact information for an appropriate instructor or instructors.

Creative Summer Connection
Families who participate in the Arts Adjunct Program during 2022 - Spring Semester, Summer Session, or Fall Semester - are eligible to register for Creative Summer 2023 during the Priority Period 1.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Holton-Arms School requires all staff, faculty, and students eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated, or provide a verified medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination, to participate in any on-campus program.

Arts Adjunct students not currently enrolled at Holton-Arms School must provide proof of COVID vaccination no later than one week before their first scheduled in person lesson. Parents who opt to come into the school to wait for their students during lessons must show proof of COVID vaccination to enter the building.

Mask Policy
Indoor masking is currently optional at Holton-Arms School; however, masking during lessons is at the discretion of the instructor. We reserve the right to update this mask policy in response to conditions of the pandemic at the discretion of Holton-Arms School.

Our Instructors

Our talented and experienced faculty have degrees from major music, theater, and art schools as well as universities throughout the world. Click here for instructor bios.

Syneva Colle
Bernardo De Leon
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Lihua Fang


Trevor Fanning
Choral Music

Michelle Kelly
Steve Larrance
Chang Eun Lee

Kate Magill Robinson

Jose-Luis Oviedo

Danae Powers

Jennifer Ries
Violin, Viola

Emily Robinson
Clarinet, Saxophone


Allyson Royster

Mallory Shear
Stage Combat

Marissa Singer
Musical Theater

Heidi Sturniolo
Vanessa Young
Sherri Zhang
Viola, Violin 


Group Performing Arts Classes Available via
Holton's Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program

The Arts Adjunct Program offers group classes in performing arts, such as acting, choral music, musical theater, and self defense. Spring 2023 offerings include:

Group Chorus Class for Boys and Girls in Grades 3 to 6
with Trevor Fanning
Open to the community, as well as Holton students

This fun and informative class, led by Holton-Arms Choir Director, Trevor Fanning, offers tools and vocal techniques designed to foster great singing habits, and help each student gain confidence as a singer.

Mr. Fanning teaches general music and directs the choirs in Holton’s Middle School and Upper Schools, along with giving private and group voice lessons geared toward students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and interests. He has been working as a teacher for over 20 years, and can take the shyest kid and turn them into a singing superstar. This group class is a great way to get your young ones involved and interested in singing!

Group Chorus classes meet Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Chorus Room.
April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23


Self Defense 101 for Girls in Grades 4 to 6
by Defend Yourself
Open to the community, as well as Holton students

This five-week program will approach child safety skills and “rules” matter-of-factly. Similarly to how you teach your children to look both ways before they cross the street or to brush their teeth, we don’t discuss what might happen if they don’t follow the rules. Our approach is empowering and upbeat: we don’t present material that will scare kids; rather we find that having skills helps people of every age to be less frightened. Our training is age-appropriate and tailored to the life situations of the students.

Self Defense 101 classes meet Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on
April 24; May 1, 8, 15, and 22.



For general questions about the Arts Program, please email or call 301-365-6098.