FIRESIDE

GROUP LEARNING at FAM

About

     At Fireside it's easy and fun to learn just about anything in an exciting and dynamic group class or in an exclusive weekly private lesson with one of our experienced and engaging instructors!

     Take a tour of our diverse offerings by scrolling down this page or clicking on one of the quick jump tabs at the bottom of your screen.

     All of our programs have been carefully tailored to fit our community and we are always on the lookout for ways to expand our roster of courses.

     CLICK HERE to learn about our Summer Pass (K-8) offering and CLICK HERE to learn about our Summer Teen Intensives.

    If you need assistance finding the best class for you or your budding artist, please contact our director, Tyler Phillips, at tyler@firesidefam.net

MUSIC

     At Fireside, Group Learning is the cornerstone of our philosophy that music and arts education is most impactful when we work together! Group Courses are traditionally 12 weeks long and run 90-120 minutes once/week.

Guitar/Ukulele Boot Camp

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
K-5: N/A
Grades 6+: N/A
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     We are happy to announce that  Guitar/Ukulele Boot Camp, is back after a short hiatus. With more resources than ever before, this course will give students everything they need to learn basic chords and melodies to their favorite songs. Students mainly focus on guitar skills, but also get the opportunity to learn crossover skills on the ukulele! ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Vocal Technique

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
TEACHERS: Carly Howard and Tyler Phillips
Grades 6+: Tuesday 3:00P - 5:00P
STARTS ON May 21, 2019

     Vocal Tech, our most popular class ever, is back!  In this "master class" style workshop, our singers will each pick a song to dive into and also work in-depth on integral singing technique led by Tyler Phillips.   ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Advanced Rock Band

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
TEACHER: Adam Wolfers
Monday (Modern Rock - 2000's+) OR Tuesday 6:00P - 8:00P (Classic Rock - 60s and 70s)
STARTS ON MAY 20, 2019

     Fireside Rock Band is ready to rock harder than ever before!  In this class, guitarists, keyboardists, bassists, and drummers are invited to learn the skills needed to be a successful member of a rock ensemble.  Each session of Rock Band has a different theme! This class is open to musicians with at least 3 months of playing experience.   ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Honors Rock Band

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
TEACHER: Tyler Phillips
Grades 6+: Wednesday (Modern Rock - 2000's+) OR Thursday 6:00P - 8:00P (Classic Rock - 60s and 70s)
STARTS WEEK OF MAY 20, 2019 .

     Honors rock band is Fireside's invite-only program for our most advanced Rock Band students!  In this class, guitarists, keyboardists, bassists, and drummers are invited to learn the skills needed to be a successful member of a rock ensemble.  Each session of Rock Band has a different theme! This class is only open to musicians who are invited directly by the instructor.

Troubadour Club

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
TEACHER: Tyler Phillips
Grades 6+: Tuesday 3:00P - 5:00P
STARTS ON MAY 21, 2019

     Fireside's Troubadour club is open to creative students who can accompany themselves on an instrument like guitar, ukulele, or piano.  In this course, students learn how to write their own songs and create impactful covers of their favorite tunes!  ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

Strum Club

TUITION: $150/mo for 4 months
TEACHER: TBA
Grades 6+: Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Grades 2-5: Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM
NO SUMMER SESSION -- Try SUMMER PASS!

     Open to players of any instrument that you can strum, this social and fun course is a great addition to private lesson study or the next step after taking a Boot Camp Course. In this class, students are introduced to new songs each week (picked democratically by the class) to add to their personal repertoire! ENROLL TODAY or email fireside@firesidefam.net for more info.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are a popular way to explore music at Fireside.  We cap our private lesson program at 60 exclusive one-on-one spots! Here are some FAQs about Private Lessons...​

What lessons are currently available?    
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Violin, Banjo, Cello, Mandolin, Uke, Voice, Drums, Acting, Dance

How much do lessons cost?  
Intro Lesson = $30    
Monthly Lesson Subscription = $145/month

When do lessons take place?
     Lessons take place once a week and are usually 30 minutes in length.

What will I learn?     Our philosophy at Fireside is to base all technique and repertoire work on the student's interest.  If you want to learn classical, we'll get you started on that.  If you just want to learn your favorite songs from the radio, we can do that too...and anything in between!

How do I sign up?     For music lessons, the easiest way to get started with private lessons is to book an Intro Lesson ($35) online by CLICKING HERE.  You can also give us a call at (303) 335-0228 or send an email to melissa@firesidefam.net

FOR ACTING OR DANCE PRIVATE LESSONS contact Tyler at tyler@firesidefam.net

THEATRE

The Fireside Players' Academy is  the educational component of our Fireside drama program. If you are looking for our professional company, CLICK HERE to get to the Fireside Players page.

     The mission of Fireside PA is to augment each student's dramatic toolkit and elevate their performance skill set through courses and performance opportunities.

    Our hard line on educational theatre is that tuition costs should only cover concretely educational parts of the show rehearsal process. Most show-based courses and weekly classes require "tuition" fees that go directly toward designated instruction time from our staff and industry professionals from around the country.

Fireside PA also provides show opportunities for our Teen company that boast a much lower "participation fee".

     WHEN YOU SUPPORT FIRESIDE PA -- 10% of our proceeds go into a scholarship fund for our most deserving students heading to college for theatre

"Fools" ALMOST SOLD OUT!

DIRECTOR: Tyler Phillips
WRITTEN BY: Neil Simon
AGES: 13+
REHEARSALS/CLASS: 3:00p-6:00p Thursdays (starts March 21)
AUDITION: March 21 3:00 PM
TECH WEEK: June 9-12
PERFORMANCES: 7:00PM June 13-16 at Conifer Community Church
PARTICIPATION FEE: $100 ($75 before March 1)

    Workshops in stage humor paired with a production of one of the theatre's most exciting and storied straight-play comedies!

SHOW INFO: Leon Tolchinsky has landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid.

"Actor's Workshop" A SUMMER TEEN INTENSIVE

DIRECTORS: Tyler Phillips, Carly Howard, and more announced soon
AGES: 13+
DAYS: June 17-20
CLASS: 9:00a-2:30p
SHOWCASE: July 20 7:00p
PARTICIPATION FEE: $250 at once or two payments of $150

    Want to increase your probability of landing your dream acting role next season and also add integral skills to your actor's toolkit? This class is designed to discover and drill the techniques needed to create impactful scenes and monologues. Our 4 experienced directors will provide students with a variety of launching points and benchmarks to help make great choices onstage. Our students will perform a showcase of scenes and monologues at the end of the week! (student cap at 6)

"MT Voice Intensive" A SUMMER TEEN INTENSIVE

DIRECTORS: Tyler Phillips, Carly Howard, and Gunnar Bettis
AGES: 13+
DAYS: July 8-11
CLASS: 9:00a-2:30p
SHOWCASE: July 11 7:00p
PARTICIPATION FEE: $250 at once or two payments of $150

    Maximize your vocal potential with three of our fabulous voice teachers! This class is focused on turning your passion for musical theatre into a tangible skill set. Each student will work on a duet, a solo, and at least one group number during our week together and then showcase their skills at our end of the week showcase!

DANCE

     Through the FIRESIDE DANCE STUDIO, dance education is accessible, dynamic, and a blast! 

"Step One" Summer Dance Intensive

TUITION: $150
TEACHER: Tracy Doty and Cameron Doty
July 23-26 Ages 7-12: 10:00A - 11:15A
July 23-26 Ages 13-18: 11:30A - 1:00P

     Get a head start on building your dance toolkit with a 4 day intensive that includes comprehensive beginner courses in tap, ballet, jazz, and more!  With a different style each day, Tracy and Cami will guide you through the initial steps of your dance journey. This intensive is highly recommended for students interested in augmenting their musical theatre skill set. ENROLL NOW

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VISUAL ART

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