OUR NEW SEMESTER BEGINS

We offer an intensive that very few other schools do at the price we do. We have only 10 slots for qualified students and we mean qualified.  Our students are talented, yes but they are also dedicated and serious about their work and determined to have a career in the arts!

Below is our class lay out, prices and requirements.

Please call 646-338-5472 or write to mcenterbrooklyn@gmail.com for information.

 

We will be inaugurating a course curriculum-style program with pre-arranged time off, easier payment methods, and other benefits for you.

While initial hourly rates are going up slightly, the new payment method and reduced costs in other areas create a more accessible program with guaranteed benefits. But we can only do this with full packages (master class and performance). Under this new plan you will save $600 per year.*

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M Center 2016-2017 School Year

Junior & Senor Pricing (14 and older)

Semester 1:                          September 12 – December 14, 2016

Closed:                                   December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017

 

Semester 2:                          January 2 – February 17, 2017

Closed:                                   February 18 – 24, 2017

Resumes:                              February 25 – April 7, 2017

Closed:                                   April 8 – April 21, 2017

 

Semester 3

Master Class Begins:           Wednesday April 26 [runs concurrent with regular semester schedule day of week and address of class will be confirmed by beginning of Semester 3] 

Regular Lessons:  April 23 – June 30

Closed:                                   July 1 – 7

Resumes:                              July 8 – July 31

Closed:                                   August 1 – September 11

 

 

Pricing:  

Lessons Only [Show not included]: One [1] hour of private vocal work once [1x] per week.
Includes the following ONLY:

  • Singing technique
  • Coaching
  • Acting
  • Musicianship
  • Career counseling.

Lesson Tuition per year: $2,940.00

This amount is divided into 12 recurring payments of $245.00 [$61.25 per week]

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Master Class including Year-End Production 

Performance will be scheduled during the LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY.  We think this will be much better for everyone and theater and music in NYC in July is very popular!

TOTAL COST: $410.00 [prices based on 10 paid students within the master class, Total cost may vary slightly depending on final student registration] Paid over 12 monthly payments of $41.00 which will be combined with lesson fee.

Combined Lesson Package with Master Class: $295.00 per month was previously $380.00!

Master Class includes ONLY the following:

  • Fourteen [14] classes at two [2] hours each
  • Work and study in Manhattan in a professional studio.
  • Performance in an Actors Equity Approved theatre (previous performances have been at
    • The Producers Club
    • 13th Street Repertory
    • Workshop Theater
    • Midtown International Theatre festival)
  • Full press including articles, photos, video, and reviews will be provided.
  • Intensive training in
    • Acting
    • Speech
    • Movement
    • Musicianship
    • Assistance in song choices plus individual coaching
    • Original script tailor-made to class specifications and songs

NOTE: Several students has gone-on to professional credentials after training at the M Center, including Mario Claudio, Emmy Pai, Joe Conway, Christopher Sirota, Mohammed Saad Ali, Adele Wendt, Robert Liebowitz, Ted Montuori, John Stillwaggon, and Christine Conway.

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M Center 2016-2017 School Year

Children’s (up to 14 years old)

Semester 1:                          September 12 – December 14, 2016

Closed:                                   December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017

 

Semester 2:                          January 2 – February 17, 2017

Closed:                                   February 18 – 24, 2017

Resumes:                              February 25 – April 7, 2017

Closed:                                   April 8 – April 21, 2017

 

Semester 3

Master Class Begins:           Wednesday April 26 [runs concurrent with regular semester schedule] 

Regular Lessons:  April 23 – June 30

Closed:                                   July 1 – 7

Resumes:                              July 8 – July 31

Closed:                                   August 1 – September 11

 

Prices:

Private Lessons without a Show [Please Note: We will inaugurate a new streamlined 45-minute lesson to optimize younger children’s attention spans for better retention.]

  • 45-minute private voice lesson One [1] hour of private vocal work once [1x] per week, includes the following ONLY:
    • Singing technique
    • Coaching
    • Acting
    • Musicianship
    • Career counseling.

 

Total Cost per year: $2100.00

This amount is divided over 12 recurring payments (once per month) of $175.00 [$43.75 per week]

Master Class with the year-end show. 

Master Class including Year-End Production 

Performance will be scheduled during the LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY

TOTAL COST: $410.00 [prices based on 10 paid students within the master class, Total cost may vary slightly depending on final student registration] Paid over 12 monthly payments of $41.00.

Master Class includes ONLY the following:

Fourteen [14] classes at two [2] hours each

  • Work and study in Manhattan in a professional studio
  • Musical directed by professionals including a trained pianist/accompanist
  • Performance in an Actors Equity Approved theatre (previous performances have been at
    • The Producers Club
    • 13th Street Repertory
    • Workshop Theater
    • Midtown International Theatre festival)
  • Full press including articles, photos, video, and reviews will be provided
  • Intensive training in
    • Acting
    • Speech
    • Movement
    • Musicianship
    • Assistance in song choices plus individual coaching
    • Original script tailor-made to class specifications and songs

NOTE: Several students has gone-on to professional credentials after training at the M Center, including Mario Claudio, Emmy Pai, Joe Conway, Christopher Sirota, Mohammed Saad Ali, Adele Wendt, Robert Liebowitz, Ted Montuori, john Stillwaggon, and Christine Conway.

Total Monthly Payments Classes, MasterClass and Performance per month: $209.00 (52.25 per week)

Show will be during the LAST TWO WEEKS OF JULY 

This price assumes attendance of 10 paying students.  Price may vary depending on numbers.

 WE ALSO OFFER LIMITED LESSON SWITCHES for other trainings in the PATH method

You may switch out a lesson time for one of the M’s P.A.T.H. (Performing Arts Training Holistically)

  • Reiki Session
  • Astrology Sessions
  • Tarot Session
  • Aromatherapy Session
  • Sound Healing
  • Meditation Session.

You may also choose to use a lesson as a career intensive.

There will also be:

  • Beginner Piano: ONLY $20 per ½ hour lesson per week. This can be added to your monthly tuition invoice.
    Speech: $20 per ½ hour lesson with a Professor of Speech. This can be added to your monthly tuition invoice.
  • Acting Beginer: $20 per ½ Lesson. This can be added to your monthly tuition invoice.
  • Headshots: ONLY $50.00 for M Center Students. Payable to photographer.
  • Resume Writing: $25.00 Payable to Writer.
  • Healing soaps, lotions, oils, incense, baths and more (25% discount for all M Center students on ALL items made by the Magic Apothecary)

You can also participate in two new LOYALTY Programs

For every paid student you refer, you receive ONE FREE LESSON

For every consistently paid year you were a student of the M Center (starting with the 508 office opening) you receive one [1] free lesson (Speech, Acting, Voice, Music) THEN ADD ONE FREE CLASS FOR EVERY YEAR YOU REMAIN WITH THE M. (MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE).

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT MUST BE DONE BY AUGUST 20, 2016

  • A contract and schedule will be tailor-made to your specific program.
  • You will be required to sign this contract and agree to the terms of it.
  • A non-refundable deposit is required for admission into the full program. (IF you choose not to do the show you can pay only the lesson fee.) If you wish to “pay as you go” lessons are $85 per hour, payable monthly. There are no half-hour lessons. There are no discounts.
    • Your deposit of $100.00 is due by August 31, 2016, and will be taken off of your last bill of the year in August 2017 (end of year).

 

  • There are NO refunds on any lessons or classes of any kinds.
  • IF you quit or cancel after the week seven of the first semester you are required to finish out the contract till the end of the year in August 2017. In the case of illness or serious injury considerations will be made with proper documentation.

 

  • THE FAMILY PLAN:
    • Discount for one additional member: Take off $35.00 per month on all = $420.00 per year
    • Each additional member take off $35.00 per month (up to three members)
    • NO OTHER DISCOUNTS OF ANY KIND ARE AVAILABLE

 

  • You are required to give a credit card or debit card number or bank account number which we will charge every month on the 1st of the month.
  • ONLY ONE MAKE-UP PER SEMESTER WILL BE ARRANGED (with proper 48 hour notice). You may switch lessons with other students if possible to conserve your make-up.
  • If you come sick to lessons, unprepared, or exhausted you will be excused without a make-up.

*Based on new costs for individual lessons without master class or performance

 

FAQ:

  • Can I get a discount?

The only discounts we now honor are family discounts and if you are wanting a SECOND voice or any other type.

  • Is there a scholarship program?

There is Work-Study program.  IF you are interested please contact us for requirements.

  • Do you take checks?

Only in the instance that you DO not have a credit or debit card or available routing number to a checking account we can charge monthly.  IF you use checks you will have to give us 12 checks for the amount of your lessons.  We will deposit those monthly on the first of the month.  IN the case that you bounce a check there is a $35 bounced check fee and a late fee of $10 applied as well.

  • Why do I have to give you a credit card number or bank account number?

It is easier for all.  You don’t have to think about getting a check or payment to us and we can assure that our monthly payments are handled on time as well.

  • What happens if I quit before the year is over?

You will lose your deposit and be responsible (unless serious illness or injury occurs) to pay for the year of lessons.

  • What happens to my deposit if I leave?

We keep your deposit.  See above.

  • When do I get my deposit back?

At the end of our year. August 2017.

  • What happens if I miss many classes due to illness?

This is handled on a case by case basis.

  • What if I have to go away for an extended time?

Case by case basis.

  • What does the show I pay for consist of?

Please see Master Class descriptions above.

  • What is the cost?

Please see above.

  • Why Manhattan for show?

As the finishing touch to our year of training and learning, we bring our students out of their comfort zone in the studio to a professional theater.

 

  • Why do I need lessons?

If you are serious about a career as a performing artist or as a serious hobbyist then you must study.  Voice work and development takes years.  Acting work takes time and concentration and all the other disciplines we teach also take time and attention.

  • What happens in a lesson?

You learn how to use the voice YOU have.  We work on breathing, placement of the voice.  We work to clarify every note in your range on every vowel starting with the lightest of sounds to the loudest. You will also work on music for performances, auditions and competitions.

  • Why are children’s lessons shorter than adults?

We find that, just like in regular school after about 45 minutes children start to get tired. We see them start to not be able to absorb more after that time.  It is truly a waste of time and money.

  • What is covered in Piano?

Basic skills, hand movements, sight reading, music theory.

  • What is covered in acting class?

Body work, interpreting a script, creating a character with movement and voice. Bringing a character to life.  Accent work, some speech.

  • Are all lessons in Bay Ridge?

No, they can be in Manhattan if arranged.

  • Why is the cost of the show dependent on the amount of participants?

Price for all that goes into the show including rental of theater, studio rental, accompanist fee and teacher’s fees is divided equally.

  • What is covered in classes for the show?

Students will work together with a script especially created for them by the M Center.  With accompanist they will go over all music, create characters, move together, and learn harmony, choreography and blocking, as well as creating a “costume” for their recital character.

  • All Public Relations will be done by the M Center through JA&E, booking of the theater, rehearsal spaces and pianist.  M Center video tapes and photographs all shows as well.
  • What are the credentials of the teachers?

All of our teachers have been acting, singing and playing for many years.  Each of them has advanced degrees in Theater Arts and Music and each of them has been teaching for over 20 years.  Please ask for teacher bios and websites or find them on the M Center website.

  • How long has the M Center been in existence?

M Center opened in Bay Ridge in 2014 but teaching under the banner of Genesis Repertory Ensemble and Bay Ridge Voice has been going on for over 20!

  • Do I have to bring music to every lesson?

Yes

  • Should I have something to record it on?

Yes

  • How much should I practice?

We find about 30 minutes a day for a beginner is fine.

  • What should I bring to lessons?

Music, pens, pencils, comfy clothes, indoor slippers, water, recording device.

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