Scarsdale Adult School E-News
September 2022
Performing Arts
Performers need not wait any longer to return to the stage! Scarsdale Adult School is thrilled to announce that all of our Performing Arts classes this fall are once again in person.

Acting and Improv (11430) with Erika Radin had its first of six classes on Wednesday and in-person courses for aspiring pianists, violinists, ukulele players, drummers, bell ringers, guitarists, and actors all begin soon.

Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (11445) starts this Wednesday afternoon with new instructor Jamie Reynolds.

Beginning Friday, September 30, 2022, Donna Elaine returns to teach Ring Your Bell!, a kinesthetic class that requires no home practice or instrument ownership. Experienced Players should register for Course 11542 and Beginners should sign up for Course 11450. The same day, new instructor Mark Kushnir will lead Learn to Play the Violin (11449). Students must bring a violin to class but need not know how to use it.
No previous musical experience is necessary for World Drumming (11451) with Glen Rhian, starting Monday, October 3, 2022. Students will be provided instruments and instruction on how to read rhythmic notation. Andrew Marino also returns that day to teach leveled classes on ukulele. Learn to Play the Ukulele for Beginners (11447) is ideal for those without strumming experience while Club Ukulele (11448) provides a group setting to learn new songs and meet other ukulele enthusiasts.

Learn to Play the Guitar (11446) with Rolf Sturm has just been postponed. The new start date is Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Class will meet for nine sessions instead of ten and the price has been adjusted accordingly.

The final performing arts course scheduled for the fall term is Playreading (11477) with Erika Radin. Students will prepare, rehearse, and ultimately present a reading of a play to be determined based upon the number of students enrolled. No theater experience is required. The final class will be a live performance that friends and family are invited to attend.

To play to your heart's content, register for our Performing Arts classes now!
Scheduling Changes and Corrections
The start dates for the following classes have been changed. New dates are listed below:

  • Floral Design with Fresh Flowers (11530) -- Thursday, 9/29/22
  • iPhone Photography (11474) -- Thursday, 9/29/22
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (11446) -- Wednesday, 10/6/22
  • Children’s Picture Book Essentials (11466) -- Friday, 10/7/22
  • Walking Tour: Hotels, Churches, and Mansions of Midtown Fifth Avenue (11341) -- Monday, 10/17/22
  • Understanding Current Estate Tax and Asset Protection Laws (11533) -- Tuesday, 10/25/22
  • Walking Tour and Taste of Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY (11528) -- Wednesday, 10/26/22

Please also note that last week's eblast contained an error in the date and time listed for our upcoming event with Letty Cottin Pogrebin. The in-person Author Visit: Letty Cottin Pogrebin will be on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11 am (General Admission plus Book Purchase: 11453 or General Admission Only: 11452) whereas the separate online Book Discussion: Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy (2022) by Letty Cottin Pogrebin (11494) is the class scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 12:30 pm.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of September 25, 2022
  • Great World's Fairs: Paris 1867 and 1878 (11349)
Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Tribeca Galleries (11404)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens, and the Form, Function, and Experience of Gothic Architecture (11328)
  • Walking Tour: Keeler Tavern Museum and Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT (11338)
Cooking & Baking
  • Preserving the Season (11545)

Fitness and Dance

  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (11443)

Home and Garden
  • Floral Design with Fresh Flowers (11530)
Literature and Film
  • Book Discussion: Love Marriage (2022) by Monica Ali (11516)
  • Author Visit: Ann Leary, The Foundling (2022) (11435)
  • Author Visit: Ellen Jovin, Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian (2022) (11510)
  • Catching Up with the Classics: Persuasion (1817) by Jane Austen (11384)
  • Short Stories Live (11418)

Performing Arts
  • Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (11445)
  • Learn to Play the Violin (11449)
  • Ring Your Bell! (beginners: 11450; experienced to advanced players: 11542)

  • iPhone Photography (11474)
Week of October 2, 2022
  • History of Rockefeller Center (11342)
  • Walking Tour: Ferry Along the East River (11496)

Arts & Crafts
  • Painting with Collage (11441)

Cooking & Baking
  • Walking Tour and Taste of Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY (11528)
History and Culture
  • Walking Tour: Development of Downtown Scarsdale (11538)

  • Beginner Italian (11382)
  • Italiano Conversazioni (11383)

Literature and Film
  • Artistry Behind the Film: CODA (2021) (11369)

Performing Arts
  • Club Ukulele (11448)
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele for Beginners (11447)
  • World Drumming (11451)

  • Children’s Picture Book Essentials (11466)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 2022 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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