SMARTS Online Classes


SMARTS Guitar Lessons (Beginner)

Grades 5-12 and Adults

Guitar is the instrument everyone wants to learn, but is challenging to do on your own! With guitar, you can learn to play all the songs you love and even write your own music, but there are basics to getting started. In this class, you will learn how to tune and hold your guitar, strum basic rhythms patterns, and learn beginner chord progressions that will get you playing songs quickly.  This class will utilize online videos made by a SMARTS teacher combined with live online practice sessions via Zoom so that your teacher can give you feedback and direction. We've got everything from finger training exercises and play-along videos to help you build confidence as you learn at home at your own pace. When you meet with your SMARTS Teacher on Zoom, learning goals will be personalized to your interests and how you are progressing on the instrument. Students must have a six-string guitar at home in order to take this class. Only one absence is allowed.  There are only 10 spots available for this class.

Live online practice via Zoom with SMARTS Teacher
30 minutes Tuesdays and Thursdays @ a regularly scheduled time between 3-5 pm
May 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28


SMARTS Character Creation Workshop

Every story needs dynamic characters! Learn how to develop and perform original characters through movement games in this exciting theater class. Stretch the possibilities of your own body and voice to bring characters to life through brainstorming scenarios, silly walks, partner activities, and experimentation. This class will strengthen your ability to identify a character’s motivation and a character arc over the course of a story.  You’ll also get plenty of laughs at all the silly characters you create! This SMARTS class will take place live online via Zoom.


May 26, 27, and 28 (three-day workshop)

Grades K-2 and one accompanying adult @ 2:00-2:30 pm

Grades 3-6 @ 2:45-3:30 pm

Grades 7-12 @ 3:45-4:30 pm