Entries by Jason Hoffman

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Dreyer

Laura Dreyer teaches piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She sat down with Director of Music Toby Wine recently to discuss her work at Church Street School and beyond. TW: What was your early experience with music? How did you start playing? LD: Well, I was adopted, and the story I’ve heard is that the social […]

Adult Open House

Monday, October 27th 6:30pm – 8:30pm Interested in picking up an instrument again, or getting back into the swing of making music and art? Have you been feeling a lack of creativity but feel like you don’t know where to begin? Come by Church Street School on for a FREE night of art, music, wine, nibbles and […]

Faculty Spotlight: Z Behl

Z Behl started at CSSMA as a student, but now works as an educator in the Creative Arts Club and 72 Teens programs, as well as adult figure drawing. In this interview with Jason Hoffman (JH), Z shares her art making process along with some incites on teaching art.

Faculty Spotlight: Jacob Pleakis

Jacob Pleakis teaches piano and coaches ensembles in Church Street’s Rock the House program. Energetic and always in demand, Jacob has been on the CSSMA faculty since 2008. For our first interview in a new series with CSSMA teaching artists and faculty, Jacob was interviewed by Director of Music Toby Wine. TW: So, you went […]

Virtual High Five To Our Supporters

Our Office Recovery campaign was a success!  We surpassed our goal and raised over $30,000 to repair the flood damages to Church Street Schools Offices. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have made this all possible with their generous donations.  

Open Art in the Park

Saturdays through the end of June, 11am to 2pm Join Church Street School teachers for a FREE art project at the picnic tables in Washington Market Park every Saturday until the end of June. All ages welcome, parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the project. In case of bad weather join […]

Office Recovery Fund

In March 2014 a fire broke out in the apartment directly above our school at 72 Warren Street. It triggered the fire sprinklers and flooded all of the floors below, including our administrative offices and performance space! Luckily no one was hurt in the fire and most of our classroom space was spared. However, parts of our […]