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The Center Hosts Virtual Small Group Lesson

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood launched its online private and small group lessons a few months ago. A young group of talented teens took advantage of this program and the outcome was a huge success and an incredible virtual performance!

Eight friends, all former students of either the Art and Culture Center’s Summer Arts Camp and/or Stage Kids-Encore! after-school program, teamed up and took small group, virtual lessons for a month with vocal teacher Claudia Lopez. They practiced several songs, learning harmonies and solos, and eventually selected one song to perform that brought together everything they had learned.

The group chose to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” one of the 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. They each learned their parts, practiced during the virtual lessons (as well as on their own) and recorded a submission for Ms. Lopez. She then put together the final video, a virtual performance of the hit song.

“We're extremely excited that these students decided to form a small group to work virtually from home with Ms. Claudia,” said Amanda Smith, Director of Education for the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. “To be able to offer programming that not only teaches real skills and helps to hone their already impressive talents while also giving them memorable moments learning together, has been something for which we are truly grateful. Especially as teenagers, when their friends are so important to them, we knew we had a chance to give them a bit of a social connection in the midst of all the pandemic-induced isolation, and there was no one better for them to work with than Ms. Claudia, who worked so tirelessly to create this incredible testimony to all of their hard work.”

The Art and Culture Center offers online private and small group lessons via online conferencing platforms. Lessons are available in Visual Arts, Voice, Piano, Acting, and Dance in either private one-on-one or small groups.

For more information, visit or call 954-921-3274, and ask for the Education Department.



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