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Art Without Borders Performing Arts Academy 2019 /  All Rights Reserved


AWB Enrollment is based upon a 36 week school year.

  • Fall Session: Sept-Dec

  • Spring Session: Jan- May

Private/individual lessons cannot be registered for online. Contact instructors to book private lessons.

All students should be able to participate, regardless of financial ability. For more information on financial aid, click here.


Registering for Fall and Spring Sessions

Private/Individual Studio Lessons


Violin Lessons

Instructor: Nina Powers

Studio Hours by appointment

Cello Lessons

Instructor: Ed Dixon

Friday / Saturday

Studio Hours by appointment 

Harp Lessons

Instructor: Colleen Duncan

Weekdays by appointment

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Organ Lessons

Instructor: Gavin Duncan

Studio Hours by appointment

Piano Lessons

Instructor: Annie Powers

Studio Hours by appointment

Theater & Dance


Acting Studio


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Focusing on monologue and scene work, this class takes a more in depth look at the art of Acting.  Learn what it means to truly listen on stage, take risks, and engage your imagination in the world of the play.  Taught by Annie Powers.

AWB Performance Dance



An introductory class to learn and perform dance of various cultures and styles.

Grades 4-7.  Students will dance in the AWB quarterly performances.  Taught by Annie Powers.

Movement for Stage

Tuesday / Thursday

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


A movement based class for actors, dancers, and anyone seeking greater physical awareness and control.  Ensemble based work that allows students to develop their sense of trust, listening, and impulse to create more honest, grounded performances.  Taught by Annie Powers.

Music Ensembles


AWB Chamber Orchestra - Beginning to Intermediate




Art Without Borders Chamber Orchestra is conducted by violinist Nina Powers. Students will learn to play in baroque, classical and Latin American musical styles and technique and have opportunities to perform with various local artists through our concert series and community outreach performances.

Beginning Strings Class



Beginning string players are taught basics of violin, viola or cello technique.  They will learn simple songs to play as an ensemble.  An excellent way to introduce students to a string instrument!  Middle school level

AWB Children's Choir  Grades 2-5




Students will learn basics of vocal and choral singing, experience a wide variety of vocal repertoire and gain training in singing various languages.  AWB Children's choir will perform with professional artists and participate in the AWB Community Concert series.

Violin Group Lesson



Group violin lessons are a great way for early learners to grow in violin technique. Students will follow the Suzuki Method of early violin training as well as learning to play duets and in other small ensembles with their classmates.  Classes range from 2-4 students.

Vagabond Contemporary String Group / Intermediate and Advanced

Time TBD


Vagabond in a highly creative group of  string players, primarily violinists who take their playing to the next level by coordinating the music with choreographed movement. Contemporary, classical and fiddle styles  combine with simple dance moves to create a show stopping performance and lots of fun!  Out of the pit and on to the stage (orchestra pit, that is).