Metropolis Performing Arts Centre


Spring 2017



Beginning Group Piano

Introduce your child to the joy of piano playing in a welcoming group environment. Hands-on activities & games teach fundamentals of note reading and proper technique. Our BRAND NEW piano lab allows students to work independently or as a group. A great way to prepare students for private piano lessons! Required books covered by class fee and are students' to keep at the conclusion of the semester.

  •  Grades 1-3, Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, $255


Beginning Group Voice

Introduce your child to the joy of singing in a welcoming group environment. While singing their hearts out to popular and traditional tunes students learn fundamentals of healthy vocal technique, ensemble singing and note reading. This class is a great way to prepare students for private voice lessons and includes a performance opportunity!

  • Grades 1-3, Mondays, 5:30-6:15 pm, $200
  • Grades 1-3, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 pm, $200
  • Grades 4-6, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, $230



Part of Your World: The Music of Alan Menken

  • For Students Grades 3-12
    Sundays (March 12 - April 30), 1:30-4:30pm, $350 (6 weeks, plus performance)
    No class on Easter April 16; Dress Rehearsal April 23
    Performance: Sunday, April 30

Auditions: Sunday, February 26, 2017, beginning at 1:30pm
- 32 bars of an up-tempo song and 32 bars of a ballad. Musical theater or jazz standard preferred, in the style of Disney and/or Alan Menken. (Please bring sheet music in the appropriate keys). An accompanist will be provided. CD track accompaniment accepted (karaoke/without vocals). All singers must have musical accompaniment. No a cappella auditions will be accepted.
- Dance audition: Come prepared with any type of dance shoe or gym shoe and clothes you can easily move in.

To sign-up for an audition, call Michelle Banas at 847.577.5982 x240 or

FYI: There are a few rehearsal dates between Pinocchio! and Part of Your World: The Music of Alan Menken that overlap. You may still sign up for both programs if interested.

Students grades 3-12 are invited to audition for Part of Your World: The Music of Alan Menken, an original concert written by Metropolis Voice Faculty Tiffany Gates and Nathan W. Brown. Students will be featured along with faculty as they sing and dance on the Metropolis stage with music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony award winning composer Alan Menken. Concert includes songs from popular musicals including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors, Pocahontas, Hercules, Sister Act and Tangled. A great learning experience for students to perform with professionals in the performing arts!


Private Lessons

Get on the fast track to musical success with weekly private lessons! Tailored to each student, private lessons focus on musical enjoyment, healthy technique, and note reading. We welcome students of all ages and no prior experience is necessary. Our faculty are experienced professional musicians, skilled in teaching and performing! To read about our faculty click here.

Clarinet • French Horn • Trumpet  • Trombone • Euphonium • Tuba • Guitar • Ukulele • Electric Bass • Banjo • Violin • Viola • Percussion • Piano • Voice • And More!
Call For Additional Instrument Availability

30 Minute Lessons:     $36/lesson     $612/17 weeks
45 Minute Lessons:     $52/lesson     $884/17 weeks
60 Minute Lessons:     $67/lesson     $1,139/17 weeks

Afraid of Commitment? Start with Trial Lessons:
30 Minute Trial Lessons:  $30/lesson
45 Minute Trial Lessons:  $45/lesson
60 Minute Trial Lessons:  $60/lesson

HOW TO REGISTER: Call 847-577-5982 x240 or email

Returning students must register by January 6, 2017 in order to secure a time slot with their current faculty. After January 6, returning students will be charged a late registration fee of $15. New students can register at any time and refer to Group Registration dates.


Private Coaching

Prepping for an audition, speech tournament or work presentation? Receive personalized tips and feedback from our professional acting, music and dance coaches. Weekly or single one-on-one coaching sessions are available for music, drama, and dance and can be customized to your interests. Coaches also provide professional training in public speaking and interviewing. Flexible scheduling options are available for all ages.

Start anytime and pay as you go!

  • $40 for 30 minutes
  • $55 for 45 minutes
  • $70 for 60 minutes