Arts Adjunct Program

Private Music Lessons Available via
Holton's Fine and Performing Arts
Adjunct Program 2023-2024

Holton-Arms School's Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program offers private and group lessons in instrumental and vocal music to the full community, as well as to Holton students.

Both in-person lessons at Holton-Arms School, as well as virtual lessons via Zoom are offered for the 2023-2024 Season.

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester (17 Weeks maximum): Monday, Sep 11, 2023 to Sunday, Jan 21, 2024
  • Spring Semester (18 Weeks maximum): Monday, Jan 22, 2024 to Sunday, Jun 2, 2024
  • Summer Session (10 Weeks maximum): Monday, Jun 10, 2024 to Sunday, Aug 25, 2024

Registration Process

  1. New students submit an inquiry for the instrument they wish to study - see links by instrument below. Returning students may skip the inquiry and begin at Step 2.
  2. Contact an instructor - info provided in the Inquiry confirmation - to set a schedule for a lesson package or trial lesson.
  3. When your schedule is set, register online and submit payment.
  4. Once registration is complete, we will send an electronic calendar invitation with your lesson location, check in procedures, and/or Zoom login information.

Instruments Offered - Inquiry Form Links
Click an instrument name below to submit an inquiry and begin the registration process. We offer private lessons in these instruments:




Guitar, Bass, Ukulele









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

Email with questions.

Our Instructors

Our talented and experienced faculty have degrees from major music, theater, and art schools as well as universities throughout the world. We invite you to explore our instructor bios.

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


Anita Garcia
Violin, Viola

Michelle Kelly
Chang Eun Lee
Kate Magill Robinson

Jose-Luis Oviedo

Danae Powers

Jennifer Ries
Violin, Viola

Emily Robinson
Clarinet, Saxophone

Mark Robinson

Allyson Royster

Marissa Singer
Musical Theater

Heidi Sturniolo

  Vanessa Young



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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Holton-Arms School requires all staff, faculty, and all students above age 5 to be vaccinated for Covid-19, to include a booster as applicable, to participate in any on-campus program.

Arts Adjunct students not currently enrolled at Holton-Arms School must provide proof of COVID vaccination (or medical exemption) before their first scheduled in person lesson. Parents who come into the school to wait for their students during lessons may be asked to 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 at the discretion of Holton-Arms School.

Creative Summer Connection
Families who participate in the Arts Adjunct Program during 2023 - Spring Semester, Summer Session, or Fall Semester - are eligible to register for Creative Summer 2024 during the Priority Period 1.

Group Performing Arts Classes 

The Arts Adjunct Program offers group classes in performing arts, such as acting, choral music, and musical theatre. Offerings include:

ACTivate Drama Class - Holton Students in Grades 5 to 6
with Mark Robinson and Kate Magill Robinson
Holton-Arms School students only

Adventure and mystery, drama and comedy, legends and folk tales!  Great storytelling has existed for thousands of years, and while the stories have evolved over time, the ingredients that make up good stories have remained constant. This class will explore storytelling through improvisation, theater games, and an original script which will allow the student actors to explore and bring to life a colorful cast of characters. The class will conclude with a final INFOrmance where students can wow families and friends with the dramatic and storytelling skills they have developed over the semester. Please come dressed to play (modesty shorts or tights under skirts, shoes that stay on your feet) and bring your imagination!

Classes meet Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Large Dance Studio.

Musical Theatre Workshop - Holton Students in Grades 3 to 4
with Marissa Singer
Holton-Arms School students only

Musical theater programs inspire those involved to grow as both artists and creators. This class will serve as the perfect introduction into the world of dramatic arts, as students gain experience with the different elements of musical theater, including singing, acting, and dancing. At the end of the semester, an INFOrmance will be held where parents will have the opportunity to enjoy what the students have learned and rehearsed.

Classes meet Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Large Dance Studio.