November 2015 Newsletter

unnamed2Fall Art Exhibition
Opening Reception
November 8th at 3:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of art and good company! Starting next Sunday, our art students will be displaying their work as part of our Fall Art Exhibition at the school. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do!

November Student of the Month
Music: Haley Pagan

“Haley’s a phenomenal student. She shows up to her lessons practiced, polished and ready to tackle the next challenge. I’m proud of you.”
-Mr. Peter


In conjunction with the student art exhibit this month, the art teachers would like to recognize and congratulate all of our students on their hard work! We can’t wait to see what you create next!


The school will be closed November 26-28
for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Upright Bass And Music NotesFall Music Recital Series &
Art Exhibition
November 20, 21, 22

We are very much looking forward to our Fall Music Recital Series and Art Exhibition as both music and art students prepare to share their hard work with their parents, peers, and the school community.

Recitals serve an important role in the lives of young musicians, and we believe that these experiences strengthen and prepare students for many aspects of life. What better way to enjoy and share your love of music with others than one of our Fall Recitals?

Students and parents should speak with their teachers to choose the best piece to perform and sign up with the front desk staff to choose which recital date the student will perform on. Once you have signed up, share the date with family and friends!

We hope to see you all there!

As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight
~James McNeil Whistler

School Director, Collette McComb
unnamed3Will be performing in the new stage production Groovin’ which will appear at Proctors on Saturday, November 14th at 7:00 PM. Come and experience a musical journey through musical hits from the 60s and 70s. For more information and tickets, visit or call the box office at (518)346-6204.

CD Release Solo Concert
One of our teachers, Andy Iorio, will be performing for his CD Release Solo Concert at Proctors GE Theater on November 12th at 7:00 PM.
For tickets and more information visit as well as Andy’s website,



Offering private and group lessons in Music, Dance, Art, and Theater.

Whether you live in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Rexford, Mechanicville, Ballston Lake, Latham, Niskayuna, or Saratoga Springs, Performance School of the Arts is conveniently located on Route 9. Our Clifton Park performing arts school offers classes and instruction in a variety of performing arts to students of all ages and abilities. 

We provide music lessons in individual or group settings for instruments including Piano, Voice, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone.

We also offer private and group dance classes and instruction in a variety of styles including, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, and Lyrical. In addition, we feature art classes for students of all ages. 

Our theater program includes musical theater as well as dramatic acting and comedy.

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Why Choose Performance School of the Arts?

Not all studios are the same, so come check us out and see why! We continuously renovate and make improvements to our facility, including the use of new pianos in all of our private rooms and the addition of a student library and book room. We have recently expanded our school to include more classrooms and instruments available for music lessons, better soundproofing, a large recital hall, and more spacious dance/art/acting studios with natural lighting. Also, our staff is provided with ongoing professional development to ensure that our students and families are provided with the best experience possible.

We know that you have other choices when it comes to music, dance, art and theater instruction. At Performance School of the Arts, we continually strive to provide the best learning experience to our students for all fine arts programs. Whether you are looking for beginner music or dance lessons, group art classes, want to rock out in a rock band, or star in a musical theater production, we are here to help you achieve your goals in a positive and motivating atmosphere!

Finding a teacher is simple with us, as we have many university-trained and qualified professionals on our staff. No matter what your age or skill level, we can guarantee that we have a teacher who will be able to provide quality instruction for both children and adults.

We invite you to come in today and find out why we are the best fine arts school in the Greater Capital Region. We celebrate performing arts and sincerely love teaching music, dance, art and theater. We look forward to welcoming you into our fine arts family soon!


Student of the Month

Student of the Month is a fun program in which you can earn points in each of your individual lessons in Music, Dance, Theatre and Art. The students in each department with the most points will win a fun surprise at the end of each month. Every department has their own individual set of points. Click here for details!

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