Educational Programs

Music Lessons

Since the 1970’s, the RiverArts Music Program has paired students interested in private music instruction with instructors who are among the metropolitan area’s finest musicians at convenient locations and times and at an affordable price. Learn More





SummerArts is organized as a series of multi-disciplinary workshops for children entering Grades 3 to 9 who have a keen interest in the visual and performing arts. The program is staffed by artists from the visual and performing arts fields who are committed to their art and working with young people. The atmosphere is always friendly, CREATIVE and FUN! Learn More



At RiverArts SummerJazz Camp, students will have a chance to immerse themselves in music, playing with dedicated peers and learning from some of New York City’s finest artist/educators. All instrumentalists and vocalists entering grades five and up are welcome. We recommend two years of prior playing or singing experience. Learn More



RiverArts out of the box storytelling camp, where you can spend a week spinning your very own Grimm stories into whole worlds full of intrigue, magic and fun. Storytelling can be a solo act or students can work on a story in small groups. You choose which characters to follow, how the story evolves, and who your hero will be. You’ll design the settings and clothes, map out the world of your story, flesh out characters and their conversations, and practice the great art of narration. Learn More


Dance Classes

Modern Dance with Mary Ford-Sussman




Poetry Classes


RiverArts in association with Riverrun Bookshop is pleased to present a seminar with poet and essayist Kristin Prevallet. Inspired by Riverrun’s expansive collection of Black Mountain School poets and artists, this monthly salon will be devoted to six books by contemporary poets who carry the Black Mountain spirit of poetry as a constellation of language practices that are central to human understanding. The seminar will evolve over the duration of six months. Learn More