Performing Arts Preparatory School

Performing Arts Preparatory School

5.0 (1)
Best of 2022
1 hire on
2 years in business

About this pro

We are a  student-centered, hands-on and detail-oriented Performing Arts School that understands our impact can only be measured upon seeing the results in our pupils.

Our school's main priority is to guide and encourage our students to discover their path in the arts, hone their craft, and shoot for the stars! 

At P.A.P.S, you are guaranteed to have an Instructor who is fully invested in your education. Featuring Royal Conservatory curriculum, online resources, and trained and certified instructors, we make it a point to provide quality training. Here, you can rest assured that you and or your little one will be well on your way to owning your artistry.

That special "Eureka" moment that an instructor shares with a student when they finally understand one of the complexities of music theory or a new topic. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing all of the knowledge come together and form a talented artist. 

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White Plains, MD 20695
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  • Gwyneth Luster

    Alli [from ANR Music Academy] has been my voice coach for the last 4 years. I first started voice lessons with Ali to develop my voice for musical theater due to her background in performance arts. I have worked with many voice coaches and instructors, ranging from classically trained opera singers to contemporary recording artists. I found that her instruction was by far the best. I rely on her to prepare for auditions and performances. She has helped me not only prepare for the auditions musically, but also with movement on stage....She has helped me to understand what goes on inside my body when I sing, and how I can effectively utilize all physical aspects to reach the best possible sound. In all of the time I trained with her, she has helped me prepare for countless auditions and performances, and I do not know where I would be today without her.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typically, our instructors will always ask a new student about their background in music, if any, and what their goals are for their journey. Our instructors really take time to get to know our students. We ask them for musical inspirations to understand what type of music they identify with and play. If they have previous experience, they will then assess their current playing/performance level and begin to pull resources that would benefit them the most in their lessons. It's at this point that the instructor would ease them into the routine of lesson fundamentals will look like, strategies to achieve our goals and to practice our curriculum.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Alli Rivera (Voice, Piano)

Vocal & Piano Instructor 2017-Present 

Pianist 2008-Present

Singer 2005-Present

Signed Recording Artist 2011-2018

Agency Band Singer/Performer 2017-2020

Music Business B,A. Full Sail University 2018

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our pricing is as follows:

$35.00 per half-hour private lesson (New Student Rate) 

After a month of studying, the student is considered a regular student, and the price changes to $40.00 per half hour

75.00/ hour lesson (New Student Rate)

After a month of studying, the student is considered a regular student, and the price changes to $80.00 per half hour

What types of students have you worked with?

Our primary demographic are ages work best with ages 5-16 , however, we train students as young as 4 and as mature as 60.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our last recital was a beautiful experience. We hosted a virtual academy award recital in which all of our students participated by recording performances that they had worked on that year, as well as a recorded acceptance speech for a unique award we shipped directly to them for their hard work and talent. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My biggest advice is to make sure you are working with someone who respects your goals, understands how to communicate technique and theory in more than one way, and gives you a hands on approach to cirriculum.