Summertime 2020 Master Classes

We are excited to announce our Master Class list for the summer!  And we are even more excited to welcome back three of our college students to share their expertise with us.  While we were sad to have had to cancel Wizard of Oz, we are just thankful that we have some avenue to still connect with the kids and inspire their creativity.

To promote the safety of the kids as much as possible, all class sessions will be online.  To register your child, please email [email protected].  We are offering a 20% discount for siblings, and financial aid is available but must be requested at registration. Some of these classes will be capped at a certain number, and we anticipate that they will fill up quickly.  Please register your child by Friday, May 29.  We will respond to confirm your child’s registration with payment instructions.  Looking forward to seeing your kids this summer!

Available Classes & Pricing

Introduction to Songwriting

The Songwriting Master Class will introduce participants to fundamental ideas of music theory such as chord progressions, harmonic structures, and melody composition. Additionally, students will explore various poetic devices and their applications to lyric writing. Over the course of the class, students will gain essential songwriting skills as they work to create their own complete song.

Instructors: Moon Thomas and Stewart Kim

For Grades 3-6: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 2 to 11, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. -- Cost: $25

For Grades 7-12: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 2 to 25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -- Cost: $40

Record Your Own Cover
Illustration and Storytelling
Introduction to Screenwriting

Meet the Instructors

Stewart Bio Pic

Stewart Kim has been a participant of SYMTP for seven years and may be best remembered as Willy Wonka (2016) and the Beast (2017).  It was during his time at SYMTP that he discovered a love and passion for music.  Currently, he studies guitar performance at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.  He feels fortunate to be studying the inner workings of music, and especially lucky to be able to share that knowledge with the community that he loves.  Stewart enjoys playing with rabbits, occasionally playing Minecraft and watching movies.

Mariel Bio Pic

Mariel Jones has been involved in SYMTP since her debut role as a wolf cub in The Jungle Book KIDS (2008). Her notable roles include Earthworm from James and the Giant Peach (2015), Belle from Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Cosette from Les Miserables (2018). From her time in the program, she gained first-hand experience in on-stage performance, a knowledge of working with children as an off-stage mentor, and a desire to help children grow and thrive in SYMTP. She is currently studying Animation & Digital Arts at the University of Southern California with the goal of one day making it into the animation industry.

Moon Bio Pic

Moon Thomas is a SYMTP veteran with extensive experience in both on-stage performance and off-stage mentorship. Her most notable roles include Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (2019) and Lefou in Beauty and the Beast (2017). She currently studies at Arizona State University where she majors in Psychology with a focus on Child Development. In her free time she enjoys writing pretentious poetry while eating unpretentious mac-and-cheese. She now looks forward to being involved with SYMTP by teaching one of her passions, creative writing, while continuing to work with the community she knows and loves.

Stay tuned for our free workshops this summer!  Every week, we will be scheduling fun and interactive workshops for kids. See our FB page for updates!


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