Milford Performing Arts Center
194 West Street
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 473-1684
Class and private instruction in music, visual art, drama and dance.

Franklin Performing Arts Company
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts with an emphasis on youth development. (508) 528-8668

Franklin School for the Performing Arts
38 Main Street
Franklin, MA
(508) 528-8668
Features specialized programs in all areas of the performing arts through private lessons and classroom instruction.

The Prana Center
360 Woodland Street
Holliston, MA
Yoga, acting and nature classes six days a week for children, adults and teens. Their non-profit performing arts wing, Prana Productions, produces interactive and traditional shows for children and families.
Complete details are located at their website.

The New England Christian Performing Arts Center
165 Main Street (Rte. 109)
Medway, MA 02053
(508) 533-0509
Offering award-winning classes in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, tap, tumbling, drama and art classes taught by a professional artist. The center maintains two touring companies for children between the ages of 8 - 18. They offer Broadway style musical productions and numerous community events. Contact Loralee Scott at for more information.

The Milford Theatre Guild
P.O. Box 139
Milford, MA 01757

Medway Players

Holliston's Washington St. Players

Encore Repertory Company
Stadium Performing Arts Centre
28 Monument Sq.
PO Box 665
Woonsocket, RI. 02895
Phone: 401-762-4545
Performing Broadway style revues and full-scaled major musicals at the wonderfully restored Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI, this company often has opportunities for young performers.

The Puddlejump Players Children's Theatre Group
From their website: "The Puddlejump Players is a children's theatre group that started in 1992 with a small group of children and has since expanded to include 63 children from 40 families who educate their children at home in more than 20 Boston-area communities. The cast ranges in age from 4 to 17 years old. Everyone works together to bring a fun and innovative theater experience to audiences of every age."
Subscribe to their mailing list at the website.

Fiddlehead Theatre Company
109 Central Street
Norwood, MA
(781) 762-4060
From their website:
"The Fiddlehead Theatre Company in Norwood, MA is a non-profit theater organization which draws its strength from the rich talents of local amateurs and volunteers as well as gifted professionals, and has already brought pleasure to thousands of Boston area residents. It has and continues to involve the direct participation of both adults and children in a local renaissance of theatrical entertainment; popular musicals, plays, variety shows, and also workshops for children."

The Center for Arts in Natick
The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), located in downtown Natick in a warmly refurbished brick firehouse, offers a variety of year round programming for children ages 2-16 and their families. Classes include: a ballet, jazz and modern dance program for ages 3 – adult; afternoon musical theatre and advanced acting classes for ages 4-16; summer musical theatre workshops morning and afternoon ages 4-13; and LittleArtists---creativity classes for ages 2-6. Additionally, TCAN presents a wide variety of high quality children’s performers---puppets, theatre, music---from September through May. Also popular is TCAN’s once-a-month Kids’ Dance Jam and the teen favorite on Friday nights, Rock Off Main. Please go to for up-to-date event information.

Theater Mirror/MA
Very large list of the websites of theater companies in Massachusetts

Theater Mirror/RI
Very large list of the websites of theater companies in Rhode Island


The Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation, Inc.
(508) 478-5924
Family concerts, "Adventures in Listening" programs, The Milford Concert Band, and music outreach programs for children.

The Music House
157 E. Main Street
Milford, MA
(508) 634-8703
Music instruction and instrument rentals and sales

The Music Nook
164 Main Street
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 473-2895 Music instruction and instrument rentals and sales

Franklin School for the Performing Arts
38 Main Street
Franklin, MA
(508) 528-8668
Features specialized programs in all areas of the performing arts through private lessons and classroom instruction.

Whitinsville Village Music Center
Whitinsville, MA
Music instruction, reasonable rates. Contact Harriet Forman at (508) 234-9998.

Rhapsody Music and Art Center
138 Hartford Avenue
Hopedale, MA
Rhapsody Music and Art Center offers Music Together classes for families with children ages birth through four years; Young Artists classes for children two through five years; Art Extravaganza for grades 1-6; Theater Arts classes for grades 1 through 12; Stretching for Health for adults; Little Feats for ages 4 through 6; Private Instrument Lessons for ages 6 through adult; and Birthday Celebrations for children of all ages. For more information, visit their website.

Pakachoag Community Music School
191 Pakachoag St
Auburn, MA
Sarah Smongeski, Director
Phone: (508) 791-8159
Group and private lessons; instruments, movement, singing classes. Early afternoon lesson times available. Classes for homeschoolers are available.

Laurie Baker with Grace Notes
Northbridge, MA
(508) 234-0615
Laurie is a licensed and certified Musigarten teacher
offering the following music classes:
Family Music For Babies, 0-18months
Family Music For Toddlers, 15months-3 years
Cycle of Seasons, 3-5years
Music Makers At Home In The World, 4-6years
Music Makers Around The World, 5-7years
Music Makers At The Keyboard, 6-8years
Private Piano Lessons, 7years and up

Please call or email Laurie to request a brochure.

Piano Lessons
Grafton, MA
Piano Lessons with former Berklee faculty member. All ages, all levels. Also offers instruction in theory, composition, and arranging. Contact Martin Smith by phone at 508 839 6222, or by email,

Apple Tree Arts
Grafton, MA
(508) 839-4286
Apple Tree Arts offers early childhood music education to Grafton and the surrounding communities. They also offer private instruction for all ages in piano, flute, recorder, clarinet, guitar, voice, cello, French horn, and violin, culminating in two student recitals per year. New offerings this year include literary writing courses and workshops as well as fine arts classes.

Joy of Music Program
1 Gorham Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 856-9541
Programs offered for all ages in movement and dance, chorus, music ensemble, and private and group instrumental lessons. For a complete listing of classes and programs, visit their website.

The Gathering Place Coffee House
Milford Unitarian-Universalist Church
23 Pine Street
Milford, MA
(508) 473-3589
Acoustic and folk music concerts

Youth Concert Band - Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
Attleboro YMCA
63 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA
(508) 222-7422
This program is open to all students grades 4 and up, and will be directed by Mrs. Denise Laferriere. The band will rehearse on Mondays from 7-8 PM at the Attleboro YMCA. The cost of the program is $60 per child. Proceeds will be used to fund future band programs. You will need to provide your own instrument, music stand and pencil for all rehearsals. To register please call the Attleboro YMCA at (508) 222-7422.

The Valiants Drum & Bugle Corps. of Boston
(From a letter to local homeschool groups from the coordinator of the Drum & Bugle Corps.)
"The Valiants are a musical ensemble, with members ranging in age from 8-16 years of age. We are based out of the Notre Dame Education Center, formerly the Cardinal Cushing School, located in South Boston, and are fully sponsored by the 5th ranked organization in the world, the Boston Crusaders Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps.

We are looking to expand our membership by recruiting children from the city of Boston and it's surrounding areas. To that end, we are most interested in making contact with Home Schooling Associations in order to offer membership to Home Schooled Children. We are a non-profit organization, and we give musical instruction for free, a great thing for the budget of any homeschooling family, and the participants get a great opportunity to learn about music, and the arts.

The Drum & Bugle Corps activity is a proven outlet for the development of youth. Drum Corps can reach a broader cross section of children, it combines teamwork, music, physical activity and provides an outlet for performance. Today the Valiants have members from Massachsetts, New Hamshire, Maine, and even Rhode Island."

Merry Melody Music Academy
377 Nahatan St.
Norwood, MA
Featuring private piano and guitar lessons either at the studio or in the comfort of your own home (currently serving the areas of Norwood, Westwood, Walpole, Medfield, and Dover). Please visit the website for more information.

Violin Studio- Suzuki Violin Program in Bellingham & Bolton
392 Main St.
Bolton, MA
Program includes private lessons and ensemble (group class). In the past, students have performed at local children's museums, ethnic festivals, and classics for kids concerts pre-concert events. As a suzuki music school of MA, the students can participate in all state suzuki music events such as the MA Suzuki Festival with masterclasses, fiddle workshops, and more. Contact Valerie Ritter for more information.