Indian Hill Music

Indian Hill Music, Littleton MA, Phone: 978-486-9524, Community music school offering private and group lessons, all ages, abilities, styles near Acton, Westford, Groton, Harvard, Chelmsford, Concord. Professional performance series featuring symphonic concerts by the Orchestra of Indian Hill, plus chamber music, jazz, and family events.

Stage It!

3-Day Workshop | July 1-3, 2019 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Mon-Wed
Full Program | July 8-19, 2018 | 9:00 am–4:00 pm | Mon - Fri

Performances: Saturday, July 20 at 7 pm and Sunday, July 21 at 2 pm

For Ages 8-15 (grouped by age and level), no experience necessary!


The spotlight is on YOU in this interactive Do-It-Yourself Musical Revue! In just ten days, students will write, act, and produce an original musical revue, “jukebox musical” style, under the guidance of professional actors, dancers, and musicians. Each student will be placed in one or more ensemble scenes selected to showcase his or her talents -- students get to choose their level of involvement in the show.

This unique program seeks to empower young people through educating them in the skills of performing on stage – singing, dancing, acting, creating, and producing. The skills learned in StageIt! DIY Musical Revue will benefit any student who participates in musical theater productions in their schools and communities. Students will be grouped in classes/rehearsals by skill level and age.

3-Day Workshop: The optional July 1-3 workshop will add to your learning experience with more individualized training in singing, acting, and characterization. Workshop participants will create a special scene which will be showcased in the StageIt! show performances. Important Note: The 3-Day Workshop is an add-on to the 2 week StageIt! program. Students must be registered for the full program in order to participate in the workshop.


$595 (Non-refundable deposit of $200 due with registration.)
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

Before/After Care:

$5 before care/$10 after care - Program interns will provide supervision each day from 8:00-9:00am for early drop-off and from 4:00-6:00pm for students requiring later pick-up.

Before/After Care Registration Form

Daily Schedule*:

*This is a sample schedule to show some of the elements that will be covered in the daily plan. Each day's schedule will change based on the progress of the students in creating the show and preparing it for performance.

8:45 - 9:00 am Student Check-In
9:00 - 9:30 am Vocal Warm-Up
9:45 - 10:15 am Dance Rehearsal
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 am Dance Rehearsal/Scene Rehearsal/Music Rehearsal
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:15 pm Script Writing
1:15 - 2:00 pm Acting Rehearsal/Creating a Character
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:00 pm Opening & Closing Scene Blocking/Rehearsal
3:00 - 4:00 pm Acting/Improvisation/Stage Skills Workshop
4:00 - 4:15 pm Student Check-Out

About the Instructors:

Susan Bonito, IHMS Voice Department Chair
Susan has been producer/director of the school's youth musical theater programs for many years. She began her musical training as a classical saxophonist and culminated her senior year of high school by winning first chair in the National Honor Band (America's Youth in Concert) and touring with that group in performances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Rome, Florence, Venice, Salzburg, Paris, and London. Susan holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from California State University. She was the Central California Regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions and the Music Teachers Association VOCE Auditions, a finalist in the California Young Artist's Competition, and a semifinalist in the Belvedere International Opera Auditions in Vienna, Austria. Susan is also a member of the voice faculty at St. Mark's School in Southborough and serves as Music Director at the United Parish of Upton.

Rob Woodin, IHMS Voice Department Faculty
Rob Woodin has performed with Odyssey Opera, Opera Providence, Opera Boston, MetroWest Opera, and with Boston Opera Collaborative in many fully staged operas, concerts, recitals, and education outreach. He serves as cantor at Sacred Heart Church in Waltham, and is the bass choral fellow at Old South Church in Boston. Rob is also an Associate Professor of Voice at Boston College, and teaches at Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School in Cambridge.


Does my child have to audition to participate in StageIt?

All students of all skill levels in theater, music, and dance, are welcome to enroll in StageIt! and each student will have a part in the show. There are placement auditions (more like "getting to know you" sessions) the first day of the program to help instructors customize the program to each individual's strengths and talents in singing, dancing, and acting and to place them in a specially selected ensemble song or scene. Students should prepare "The Star-Spangled Banner" (unaccompanied) for their individual singing audition. The dance and acting/reading auditions will be done in groups. A dance combination will be taught by the choreographer, and excerpts for readings will be provided for the acting portion.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Students should arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Check-out time is 4:00-4:15 pm. Please note an adult must come in to the building to check-out students at the end of each day of the program.

What if I need to drop my child off early or pick them up after check-out time?

Before Care ($5/day) is provided for students who arrive between 8:00 and 8:45 am, and After Care ($15/day) is available for students who will be picked up after 4:15 to 6:00 pm. Fill out the form and bring it with payment on the first day of the program to sign up for Before/After Care.

Is home practice required?

We have 10 days to create and learn a show. You can expect to have some additional homework assignments like practicing/memorizing lines, and learning songs and dance steps.

Is daily attendance required?

Daily attendance is essential and for the entire class time from 9:00 to 4:00. We ask you to avoid scheduling other activities and appointments during the two weeks of the program. Putting on a show is a team effort and every student plays a very important role. Thank you in advance for committing to the StageIt! schedule.

What should my child wear?

Students should wear comfortable, casual clothing and shoes that they can easily move and dance in (no flip-flops or sandals for dancing, please!). If the student has dance shoes (ballet or jazz) they are encouraged to bring and wear them for rehearsals. If you want to buy dance shoes for your child black jazz shoes are the best suited to this program. Students will have outside time for relaxing and playing so please provide hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen if needed.

What about lunch and snacks?

Please provide a lunch and healthy morning and afternoon snacks for your child and a refillable water bottle. Please note this is a nut-free program. Students will have access to a refrigerator and microwave.

Is there anything else students or families need to provide?

Students should have a pencil with eraser for writing and note-taking. You may be asked to provide some costume elements and props. All borrowed items will be returned after the performances. Parent volunteers will be needed to help with various tasks, especially during the shows, the cast party, and the strike (clearing the stage of any set pieces, props, etc.). Everyone will be expected to pitch in for the strike and clean up after the Sunday show.

Is the performance open to the public?

Yes. Family and friends are welcome to attend the performances on Saturday 7/20 at 7:00 pm and Sunday 7/21 at 2:00 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

Indian Hill Music

36 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460
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September through June:

Monday:  9am – 9pm
Tue-Fri:    9am - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday:   Office Closed

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Indian Hill Music shares the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need.


The programs of Indian Hill Music are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and with funds from the council administered by the Local Cultural Councils.

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