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Private Performing Arts Lessons

Youth (Age 6-12), Teens (Age 13-17), Adults (Age 18+)
For performers looking for a little more one-on-one attention, our talented staff can assist with individualized lessons in voice, music, acting, dance, and audition technique.

Overview

Your emerging artist will be guided by Baltimore’s top artistic professionals who will encourage exploring new talent, skills, and ideas. We offer these private lessons for individual instruction with expert instructors so that learning is always thrilling and exciting.

For questions or more information, contact Director of Youth Arts Education Adrienne Bergeron.

The JCC strives to be a place where children of all abilities can participate in our programs. In order to discuss accommodations, please make sure to reach out at least 3 weeks in advance of a new class/session.

Meet Our Instructors

Alison Levy

Alison Levy

Voice, Voice Audition Technique, & Show Prep

Born in Toronto, Canada, Alison earned both her Honors Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and her Masters of Operatic Performance from the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, Alison received a Canada Council Grant to study in Vienna, Austria, where she met with success performing as a soprano in many opera productions across Germany and Austria. Alison extended her operatic training at the Atelier Lyrique de L‘Opera de Montreal. A short operatic career followed before Alison discovered her real passion lay on the teaching side of the vocal world. She uses classical vocal technique as a basis for teaching that is adaptable to any genre of singing such as musical theatre and Broadway. Alison loves teaching beginners of any age who are interested in using their voice to become the best singer they can be. Currently, Alison is also teaching voice at the Baltimore School of Music, cited as giving “The Best Music Lessons” by the Baltimore Sun in 2021 and 2022. She is very excited to join the music faculty of the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore in Owings Mills.


 

Emily Plovan

Dance, Dance Audition Technique, Show Prep, & Dance Strengthening

Plovan has worked in the Arts and Culture Department at the J for over five years, working as a counselor and dance teacher for Habimah Arts Camp, and assisting with Children’s Theater Production Company for the past two years. Currently, she is acting as the Director for CTPC’s production of Frozen Kids. She has been trained in dance from an early age and graduated from Carver Center’s dance prime in 2017. She specializes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and dance conditioning.

About Our Private Lessons

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Private vocal training is tailor-made to each individual singer’s needs and goals. Your singer will learn the proper vocal technique to increase vocal range and strength, create a beautiful tone, and maintain a healthy voice. Additionally, students may elect to work on any song within a show that they are currently in rehearsal for (at the JCC or otherwise) to have extra help outside of their allotted rehearsal time. As your singer continues with their teaching artist, they will also gain confidence, poise, and performance technique.

Private acting lessons are tailor-made for each individual actor’s needs and goals. Ultimately, students gain confidence, conquer shyness, and learn skills to enhance any acting challenge that may lay before them. Your actor will learn a deeper knowledge of how to create and develop character, self-expression, and storytelling. Students may elect to work on an audition monologue, scene for TV series, plays, musicals, or films, or a current show that they have been cast in (at the JCC or otherwise). As your actor continues with their teaching artist, they may also delve into improvisation activities, scene work, and monologues to strength their skills.

 

Private dance lessons are tailor-made for each individual dancer’s needs and goals. This is for students who are passionate about dancing and inspired to excel in their art. It is an extension of a child’s initial dance training, but can also assist in additional strength, flexibility, choreography retention, performance technique, and confidence on stage and in the dance studio. Students may elect to work on a dance audition or a show they have been cast in (at the JCC or otherwise) to work on their technique.

Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Hours
Sunday
Building Hours 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday
Building Hours 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Holiday Hours
We have special hours for certain Jewish holidays and national holidays. View holiday schedule

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3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Welcome Desk:  410.559.3500
Member & Guest Services:  410.559.3506

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Weinberg Park Heights JCC Hours
Sunday
Building Hours 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Monday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday
Building Hours 5:30 AM – 4:00 PM (thru 3/8/24)
Membership and Guest Services Office Hours 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday
Building Hours 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM (thru 3/9/24)

Holiday Hours
We have special hours for certain Jewish holidays and national holidays. View Holiday Schedule >

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5700 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
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Welcome Desk: 410.500.5900
Member & Guest Services: 410.500.5910

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To receive text alerts on your mobile device:
Building Closings/Delays: text “join alerts to 410.994.7654
Group Fitness Cancellations or Changes: text “join groupx to 410.994.7654
Pool Closings: text “join poolOM”or “join PoolPH” to 410.994.7654
Basketball Gym Closings: text “join basketball” to 410.994.7654
Pickleball Changes: text “join pickleball” to 410.994.7654

View our Guest Policy and Fees.

Bergeron, Adrienne

Director of Youth Arts Education
Dept.: Arts & Culture

Frequently Asked Questions

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• Water
• A Mask (must be worn at all times by both student & staff)

• A three-ring binder that will hold sheet music
• A Pencil to write notes on music
• If possible, please dress comfortably. Some warmups will include simple stretches.

• Hair tied out of the face (a bun or ponytail are acceptable – if short hair, please pull hair half up in the front of the face)
• Dance attire (leotard and tights and/or tight athletic wear)
• Dance shoes based on the style of dance (Ballet shoes for ballet; Jazz shoes for jazz or hip hop)
• For more questions on attire or recommendations on where to purchase items, feel free to reach out to Director of Youth Arts Education Adrienne Bergeron.

The JCC is dedicated to ensuring that people of all abilities are welcome and included in everything that we have to offer. Please let us know if you or your loved one needs accommodations to take part in any of our programs or events, and we will do our best to make it happen. Please contact inclusion@jcc.org.

Voice lessons will follow the JCC’s Inclement Weather Policy. When the JCC is closed, classes will be canceled. You will be alerted via email as soon as possible of the JCC’s policy.

If you are unable to attend a lesson, please email our Director of Youth Arts Education Adrienne Bergeron and/or your teachers personal email address, should they be willing to share that with you. Out of respect for our teaching artists, if you are planning on missing your lesson or need to reschedule, please contact Ms. Bergeron and your teacher no less that 12 hours prior to the lesson time. If your teacher is unable to make a lesson, you will be given the same courtesy.

If a client does not show within 15 minutes of the agreed lesson time frame, and the teacher has not heard from you, the teacher is allowed to leave, and the lesson will be charged as attended. Please know that our teaching artists have other commitments outside of your private lessons, so if you are tardy, the time will be taken from your time with the teacher, unless agreed upon by the teacher’s availability and desire to stay after the agreed upon time.

All children must be picked up promptly. If you are late, there will be a fee of $1.00 per minute per child payable at time of pick-up.

Testimonials

The JCC youth arts program is phenomenal. The team helps students work through their fears, helping them to accomplish more than they thought possible. They build confidence and self esteem while encouraging them to act with and through kindness. It’s a wonderful experience.

Catalina D.

JCC and the drama team are my favorite part of the week. I love coming here – everyone is so nice, they are fun and silly like me… I really love it!

Adriana G.

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