Hampton Academy Of Music, Dance, And Drama, Inc.

Hampton Academy Of Music, Dance, And Drama, Inc.

4.8 (6)
Best of 2023
3 hires on Lessons.com
10 employees
23 years in business

About this pro

We provide classes in music, dance, and drama all under one roof. As a result, all students have direct access to explore different classes at their convenience without having to travel from location to another.

Yes, we are a business, but we are also a family of caring instructors. We take the time to engage with our students so that we can know them and thereby customize their lessons for a faster learning experience.

We are also risk free because there are no long term contracts, lessons are month to month. If after the first 30 days you are not satisfied with your lessons, we will refund 100% of your tuition.

And last, we have a special passion for our children, so much so that we donate a portion of our proceeds each month to support St. Jude's Hospital which works to support families whose children battle childhood cancer.

We are here to support our community through the performing arts!

To be an oasis of hope and joy in the lives of people so as to bring out their best through the performing arts in a world of so much negativity. We strive to make you SMILE!

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Hampton, VA 23661
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6 Reviews


  • Alex Kersey

  • Carla Bailey

    Our children have been taking piano, voice, drama, and guitar lessons for some years now. We have had nothing but an great experience with Edustar. They have truly been an blessing to our family and we highly recommend their services.

  • Carrie Diggs

    Mr. Redcross has been a part of the Village of Growth and Development for my daughter since she was 6 years old. Cree is almost 16. Mr. Redcross has imparted his many years of wisdom, experience and techniques in teaching my daughter to play the piano. He believes in her ability and strives to bring out the best in her. Her gift and love of the piano is a result of Mr. Redcross' passion, patience and gift of teaching her. It is my hope that one day Cree will be able to pass down those skills taught to her by Mr. Redcross.

  • Sevet R. Bassett

    My daughter has been taking voice lessons here for a few years, and I must say that the staff is very experienced and always willing to work around our schedule. There is definitely a drive for excellence with a focus on producing well-rounded musicians, dancers and actors. I enjoy attending the winter and spring concerts which are so very awesome!!

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

Our process begins with where the student is in their training and then discuss their personal goals. If the student is a child, we recommend to the parent or guardian what the child needs with regard to providing a good foundation for study. 

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

Former public school music instructor with a Master of Arts degree.

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

The three areas of instruction, i.e., music, dance, and drama, all have there own pricing system. The instuctional costs for children and adults are the same. The area of instruction and length of the lesson determines the tuition cost. 

How did you get started teaching?

I, as well as most of my staff, all started by studying at young ages and the passion of our art led us to pursue teaching degrees. It has become a life long passion.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with children as well as adults, with those who have no experience to those who wish to sharpen their skills.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our summer camp musical theater production "Mr. Reid Goes to New York" 2019 and our Spring 2019 recital (The last performances held prior to Covid)

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

When seeking an instuctor, make sure they love working with people and they have a passion for teaching. A degreed person (though it may help) doesn't automatically mean they are a good teacher or a good fit for the student. Look for referrals and let your instinct guide you in the selection process.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should most certainly think if they, the student, are willing to committ to the task at hand. Do they have the discipline necessary to succeed? The biggest mistake a prospective student makes is unrealistic goals and an unrealistic time table to achieve those goals. Be honest with one's self, before you take the plunge!

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Ballet Classes Child Acting Lessons Dance Classes Guitar Lessons Jazz Dancing Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Method Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Dance Fitness Classes