After School Arts

Register here for Winter 2019 After School Arts classes.  

Classes will be offered in three trimesters this year, aligned with the sports seasons for older students.  

Winter classes run the weeks of December 2 - February 28
No Friday classes before breaks.  Advanced strings will also meet 3/2 and 3/3. Musical theater will also meet 3/4, 3/5, and 3/6.

*Registration is due by December 2. 

Classes Offered:

Strings classes are for students interested in learning the bowed string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or bass.  We’ll explore instrumental technique and notation and perform a wide variety of styles of music, from classical to folk to pop.  Open to all students.  

     Advanced Strings: Mondays, 3:00 - 4:10

     Intermediate Strings: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:10

Beginning Strings: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:10

Please contact Eric if you have questions about placement.  . 

Creative Theater classes explore basics of acting, writing, and producing short plays and films.  Students will create original plays and films to present at the end of the class.  Open to students grades 2 - 6.  

Creative Theater: Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:10

Musical Theater classes will rehearse and perform a staged, Broadway-style musical theater production.  Karie Martin will assist with dance choreography.   Open to students grades 3 - 6.

Musical Theater: Fridays, 12:00 - 2:00


Eric Scheider has been leading musical and staged performances with children and adults in WNC since 2005. He has led the education programs of the Hendersonville Symphony and taught orchestra for the Henderson County Public Schools.  He has served as stage and/or music director for student musicals, operas, and films for the HSO, HCPS, and elsewhere.  Eric currently performs as a cellist and conductor around WNC, Upstate SC, and beyond and is also the daytime music and performing arts teacher at FernLeaf.  Please contact him with questions here.


Tuition and Registration:

Register here

Tuition for each 10 week trimester is $100 ($200 for musical theater), payable to FernLeaf at the office by check or card, or online by clicking here

Parents must complete the Registration Form AND submit payment to enroll. 

*Registration is due by December 2.

Submit payment for classes here.

A printable info form is here.  

Please note:  If classes fill completely, enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.