After School Arts


Spring theater classes will start 3/19 and 3/20, and prorated tuition will be $90 for those classes.   

Register here for the Spring 2020 After School Arts classes.  

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

Strings classes run 3/9 - 5/20.  Final performance at 4 pm on 5/20.  

Theater classes run 3/19 - 5/29.  Final performance at 1 pm on 5/29.  No Theater class on Friday 4/10. 

Both theater classes (Thursday and Friday classes) will meet 5/27, 5/28 and 5/29.  

*Please submit registration by March 9.

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.  . 

Theater classes will produce a complete detective-mystery film, entitled The Medallion Mystery.  We will explore the basics of acting for stage and screen, costuming, sets, and film production.  Open to students grades 3- 6. 

Theater: Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:10 OR Fridays, 12-1:10.  Students may register for either or both class days.  The classes will perform together.  


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, 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. 

*Please submit registration by March 9. Registration has been extended for theater classes until 3/18.

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.