Local artists congregate at Jersey City Art School—not just to teach, but to learn. Through four- and eight-week class sequences, as well as occasional one-time workshops, artists of all skill levels flesh out their portfolios, hone existing techniques, or try out entirely new disciplines. The sessions run the gamut of styles, from digital photography and pottery to painting with watercolors or a bunch of Capri Sun flavors.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We foster genuine fun and lovingly following the child with intuitive professional musicians and composers are our facilitators.
Inspiring children themselves to compose with a unique method, we perform new songs to book from within cascades of bubbles using both analog and electronic instruments.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
They only need bring them selfs, their voices, and their Imagination.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am a father of two and a professional musician and composer and an educator of children and adults of many years, also growing up my mother had an in home Montessori.
It creates so much joy in my life creating music with children i had to do so.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the silence of a child and the awe when they hear something they never have heard before, I love the honest laughter and appreciation of the children because they can tell that I truly love creating music with and for them.
USFCA Master and fencing Olympian Steve Kaplan was inducted into the New York University Athletics Hall of Fame for his feats as the captain of the 1971 national-championship team and his six-year stint as NYU's head coach, during which time he produced five national champions. Since founding Cobra Fencing in 2002, Kaplan and his team of dedicated duelists have taught kids, adults, and vengeance-seeking buccaneers the way of the sword. Whether fencing for fitness, pleasure, or competition, students proceed at their own pace through the intimate classes, starting with footwork essentials before learning the finer points—pun intended—of the sport's three unique blades.
A guitar teacher for nearly 10 years, Martin Moretto quickly realized that his students learned best in a group setting. When surrounded by peers, his pupils were part of a musical community they could jam with and reach out to for help if Martin was busy. That's why, at Yellow Frog, he teaches group classes, schooling kids and adults aged 12 and older. Structured in one-month blocks, classes cater to beginners, who use the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 to collectively master guitar fundamentals.
At the ASA-certified True North Sailing School, students learn to safely navigate vessels through wind and water during 21-hour basic sailing courses. The program blends classroom time with training on the water, and along the way, students learn to steer, name the different parts of the boat, and measure the wind's direction. Other, complementary classes teach sailors about more advanced sailing skills and spring fashion's new lifejackets. And for those looking for a sailing adventure, the school leads group excursions to tropical locales like the Caribbean, where the water temperature is always 75 degrees.