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Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

973 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Hours of Operation:
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PMAC offers individual instruction for music and art, as well as art classes and ensembles for youth and adults of all ages and abilities. This fall PMAC is offering online programs and some limited in-person programs, while following strict safety protocols. For the most up to date information, visit This Fall, PMAC has many new programs to offer to the community including both in-person and online music and art programs for kids, teens and adults! Tuition Aid is available for all PMAC programs. PMAC is committed to ensuring equal access to our music and arts programs. Apply at Play Music at PMAC - In addition to individual music instruction for all ages, PMAC offers ensemble programs in genres from classical to blues to rock. New this fall – PMAC Online offers classes for all ages that can be taken remotely from the comfort and safety of your home. Online offerings include music theory, ear training, jazz history, and even a Record Club! Create Art at PMAC - I Just Want to Draw with teaching artist Anna Nuttall for ages 9-11 returns as an in-person class with limited enrollment to allow for social distancing. New this fall is Inspired Open Studio: Painting and Pastels for ages 10-14 with Anna Nuttall. Kids ages 9 to 11 can learn Stop Motion Animation online with teaching artist Catherine Stewart. Teens can develop their filmmaking skills as part of our Documentary Club. Adults can explore their creativity online in new one-time workshops with teaching artist Aris Moore or join a documentary film techniques workshop with Catherine Stewart. For a full list of class and ensemble offerings, visit PMAC’s website or call 603-431-4278. Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and visual arts school located at 973 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH.