Academic Support

The Arts

Central Park Tutors now offers extraordinary opportunities to go beyond the academic curriculum and explore the arts with our exceptional team of artist-teachers. From museum visits with inspired history and creative writing teachers, painting classes with seasoned pros to music classes with world music virtuosos, fun, inspiring extra-curricular opportunities abound that can ignite passions for art, music and academics for a lifetime.

Below are some of the opportunities we offer. However, we work with so many artists and teachers that we encourage you to think creatively about what might be exciting for you or your family members and to call or email us about your thoughts. Chances are we work with an inspired teacher in that area who would love to create something just for you!

Here are some of the projects we offer:

The Guitar of World Music. Study and learn the incredible diversity of the way the Guitar is played around the world with Yale School of Music graduate and Paris Conservatory student and guitarist Matthew R. Matthew travels the US and the world as a performer, teacher, and all-around advocate of the classical guitar. He has been heard as a soloist with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. In 2007 he was invited to perform at an address delivered by President Hu Jin Tao of China during his historic visit to the United States, and in 2009 Matthew was the only American to advance to the semi-final round of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, arguably the most prestigious event of its kind in the world. The recipient of numerous public diplomacy grants from the US State Department, he has — in the past year alone — worked alongside US embassies, non-governmental organizations, and universities in Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico.

Developing the One-Person Show. For theatre lovers out there, both actors and writers! No longer do you have to rely on auditions and other people to be the star of a brilliant performance.   Work with the sensational Gabrielle M, a seasoned pro in teaching acting and writing to both adults and children to develop your own one-person show. Gabrielle’s own work has been called “sparklingly vivid” by the Hollywood Reporter, and “fantastic” by the LA Times. She has been teaching acting and writing for more than 20 years and works to help students of all ages develop their own show!

Painting and Drawing with Jeanne. Our painting and drawing teacher Jeanne runs a studio in the East Village where she specializes in working with children ages 5 all the way up through high school.  Classes in drawing range from learning basic techniques of line, shading and texture in all genres of drawing to more advanced work. Classes in painting build up from a foundation of color mixing to help students develop their skills in whichever focus they like – landscape, still life, portraiture or abstract painting. Student paintings are featured in Jeanne’s annual East Village Children’s Art Show!

Your Own Slam Poetry.  Work with Lincoln Center Lab Master Artist Jeremy Goren to develop your own Slam-style poetry performance piece. Jeremy has taught at Lincoln Center, Abrons Arts Center, StudioLab, Kids Creative Summer Camp, Friends Seminary, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, and is the Director of Terra Incognita Theater.

Create Your Own Science Project, or Learn the Brain with a Neuroscientist. Columbia Neuroscientist Tessa S. breaks down how the brain functions and our latest research on it in easy to understand pieces. A specialist in neurobiology, Tessa has also taught middle school science and for many years mentored sensational science fair projects.  Study instead with Brigette C., the Columbia Biotech Researcher who created the Biotechnology High School Seminar Series for Harlem BioSpace and Columbia University or work with former NASA Rocket Scientist Jim W. to develop your own project in physics.

And there is so much more, including a Summer Book Club with Jeanna, Music Video Editing with Raffi, Museum-Inspired-Writing with Children’s Literature Specialist Mathew, Museum Art Tours with Art-History Buff Garin, Chess with Math Olympiad and Bronx Science Chess Team Coach Boris, Mock Stock Investing with financier Bruce P, Sculpture and Metal-Working with Lane S, and pretty much anything else you can imagine!

Call us or email us anytime to speak about projects that would be a dream for you. Our team of extraordinary teachers and artists is here to help those dreams come true!