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 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.
*NEW* Acting and Dance Lessons with Alexandria Ireijo
Ireijo is an actor, singer, dancer, and artistic professional originally from Oahu, Hawaii. She is currently based in Rochester, NY. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York and has worked with some of the best Musical Theatre professionals: Bob Cline, Bob Moss, Brett Smock, Jeff Whiting and more! Her favorite theaters to perform at include The Rev. (formally FLMTF) and Manoa Valley Theatre. Apart from theatre, Ireijo has worked in childcare and education with children ranging from 6 weeks old to 18 years old. She believes that theatre provides a safe outlet for expression, exploration, and best of all, fun! She strives to nurture her students and coach them to their fullest potentials. Ireijo encourages students to work hard, expand their critical thinking skills, step up to responsibility, and unapologetically be themselves. Her goal at OFC Creations is to create a safe and supportive environment for anyone who wishes to step up to center-stage and challenge themselves!
Beginner & Intermediate Piano and Acting Lessons with Hunter Ekberg
Ekberg, a native Minnesotan, works as a Freelance ASL Interpreter, and is the Executive Director of Hands-In Entertainment, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing ASL Interpreters to performance and event spaces around New York State. Ekberg has breathed life into characters such as Snail (A Year With Frog and Toad), Fairy Godmother (Bibbidi Bobbidi Cinderella), The Gingerbread Man (The Gingerbread Man), Long John Silver (Treasure Island), and Rose Nylund in the sold-out run of OFC Creations’ production of Thank You for Being a Friend: The Golden Girls Musical. Ekberg has flexed his directing muscles on such projects as Rent and Winnie the Pooh and has continued his love of music by vocal directing The Lion King, Newsies, and Frozen Jr., all performed by youth actors. Ekberg believes strongly in the incredible transformative power of performing & strives for a world where kids of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are able to experience the joy of being on stage.
Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Banjo Lessons with Jonah M. Martin
Martin is a Rochester native and studied Musical Theatre at Lancaster Bible College. In addition, Martin is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed in a myriad of productions all over the country. Previous Credits include Almost Heaven: John Denver's America (Denver/Company), Ring of Fire (Cash/Company), Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story (George Ritchey), The Alaska Cabin Nite Theatre (Charlie McGonagall), the national tour of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story (Joe B. Mauldin), and RWCCT's Newsies (Jack Kelly). Martin was also a founding member of folk band Kilo Lima, active from 2016 to 2018. Martin is offering Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Banjo lessons to beginners of all ages; with an emphasis on reading skills, aural skills, and unlocking the instrument for yourself. Whether it's learning all your favorite songs or learning the sacred art of "the jam", it's never too late to start enjoying a musical instrument.
Contact us to start booking your lessons!
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 will have at least two forms of protective barriers - cloth face masks, face shields, and/or standing shield. Lesson area will be cleaned/disinfected prior to class in our HEPA filtered center. 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. Parents are not permitted to sit in on lessons, and at this time cannot stay on site. There are several restaurants and cafes near the theatre.
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, Eric Vaughn Johnson, or others - please contact us.