Looking to take your skills to the next level in the arts? OFC Creations is proud to have a team of highly-qualified Teaching Artists ready to help bring out the talents in you! In individual lessons, students work privately with their instructor in an area of interest. Areas include: Voice, Piano, Acting, Dance, and now Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Banjo.
Lessons are held in-person at the OFC Creations Theatre Center at 3450 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623
Private Lesson Tuition Cost:
30 Min Lesson – $29
45 Min Lesson – $41
60 Min Lesson – $52
Depending on teaching artist or type of lesson, individual lessons may be conducted in-person following OFC's Fun & Safety Plan or may take place online.
Open for ages 7 to 107, one-on-one instruction is available for all students interested in expanding their skills in music, drama, and dance.
Private lesson students will perform in a recital usually twice each year at the OFC Creations Theatre Center. Details on these recitals will be emailed to all enrolled families.
The advantage of taking lessons at OFC is that our instructors can focus on audition material for upcoming shows you will be joining us for - vocals, acting, and dance!
Voice Lessons & Beginner Piano with Hadley Strelau
Strelau is a Rochester native and has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Nazareth College. No stranger to the stage, she regularly performs as a backup singer for Josh Groban, and has traveled throughout Western Europe as a featured soloist with The Sound of America. Her most notable credits include: Newsies (Katherine Plumber), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Clara, My Love (Clara Wieck), and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton). Hadley loves teaching students of all ages and focuses on instilling confidence, musicianship, and appropriate technique in the young vocalist.
Hadley also offers intro to piano lessons.
Acting & Guitar Lessons with Charlie Harrington
Harrington grew up in Pittsford, NY where his after-school activity of choice was theatre, often in collaboration with OFC Creations during its early years. He also picked up the guitar at the age of 13, and has since been training his fingers to fly across the fretboard. After graduating from Pittsford Mendon High School, Charlie moved to New York City to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied guitar and songwriting at NYU's Steinhardt School of Music. After four years of intensive training & a BFA in Theatre with honorary distinction under his belt, Charlie continued to hone his theatre skills, as well as his guitar skills. In 2017, Charlie was thrilled to perform in his first Off-Broadway play The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder at Theatre for A New Audience. Since then, Charlie has worked on many rewarding staged readings and theatrical workshops, many of which would employ his talents as a guitar and banjo player. He also spent his time teaching guitar and banjo lessons through Blue Balloon Songwriting School, a children's music education company based in New York City. Charlie is thrilled to be returning to OFC Creations, which has been a home away from home since he was in middle school. He is eager to begin teaching classes and fostering growth in his students in the fields of acting and playing guitar.
Dance Lessons with Caeli Carroll
Carroll is a choreographer and dancer who recently graduated from Ithaca College receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts Management and Dance. She has been dancing since the age of three and has been performing in theatre since the age of eight. During her time at Ithaca, she was a dancer, teacher, and choreographer for two dance companies, danced in the theatre departments Dance Concert, and worked as the Assistant Choreographer for their spring musical. Carroll recently returned from New York City where she participated in Dance Lab New York’s Broadway Choreography Intensive where she worked with some of the top professionals in the industry, including Josh Prince, Jeff Calhoun, JoAnn M. Hunter, and Al Blackstone. One of her favorite work experiences was working as a choreographer and dance instructor for Interlochen Center for the Arts summer program. Carroll believes that dance is a beautiful and fun outlet for expression and has limitless storytelling potential. She is incredibly excited to work at OFC and hopes to share her love and passion for the creative arts and spark a similar passion in the students!
Please contact us if there a teacher's current availability does not work with your schedule and you need additional options.
Students register on a month to month basis. At the end of each month students have the option to opt out of re-enrolling. Payment for one month’s total lessons is due at time of booking. Payments is preferred by credit card; however, cash or check (made out to OFC Creations) is an option upon request. Community Engagement Forms and most OFC Creations gift certificates cannot be exchanged for private lessons. Please call for info. Automatic payments may be required if invoices are not paid by due date.
Students in private lessons will follow guidelines noted in our Fun and Safety Plan for precautions against COVID-19. Students must fill out a health form prior to the first lesson.
By signing up for lessons listed above you agree to:
Students have the option to reschedule up to lesson per month (based on availability) and must be notated in writing with the teacher.
Cancellations or rescheduling requests within 48 hours of the lesson WILL NOT be rescheduled and the payment not refunded.
If a scheduled make up lesson is missed or the student is unable to attend, the lesson will not be rescheduled or refunded.
If a student is late, the time will not be made up. Every cancelled lesson by teacher will be made up, if not, a session will be credit to the next month’s tuition.
All lessons are taught at the OFC Creations Theatre Center (3450 Winton Place, Rochester NY 14623) in our theatre and breakout rooms.
Student agrees to treat everyone with respect and consideration while at OFC as well as follow all directions given to you by the theatre staff. This is for your safety.
Students shall keep language, behavior, and dress appropriate.
OFC does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and do not tolerate any drinking, smoking, drugs, or PDA at OFC events
By signing up for lessons, I agree to follow all policies and guidelines outlined in OFC’s Fun & Safety Plan.
By signing up for lessons, I understand that photos and/or video may be taken of my child by an OFC Team Member for social media and promotional purposes.
By signing up for lessons, I understand that OFC Creations will not be held responsible for virus infection on site and I agree to hold harmless and waive OFC Creations of any liability.
For additional lesson options (music theory, instruments, etc) or to work with a specific OFC teaching artist like Judith Ranaletta, Hunter Ekberg, Eric Vaughn Johnson, or others - please contact us.
As of July 2020 OFC's policies and procedures were updated to "no refunds or transfers on all sales," including but not limited to tuition, deposits, tickets. A small processing fee applies to all class and camp registrations as well as tickets.