Teen Programs

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HS Music Collaborative-001

The High School Music Collaborative  is program that spans the school year. High School students selected for the program will engage in music event planning, musical performance collaborations, masterclasses, songwriting, studio recording, excursions to see shows, recording podcasts, recording music in studio, web-based videos, and more.

Congratulations to our 2016-17 High School Music Collaborative members:

  • Brenna Adams 
  • Logan Adams
  • Neel Chitale
  • Alyssa Crumrine
  • Amita Haravu
  • Lauryn Hedges
  • Demi Magana
  • Karin McCarty
  • Chloé Reddy
  • Isabella Wells
  • Sophie Wells

For more information: Call Mark Duncanson at 925-931-4828 or Jeff Zavattero at 925-931-4854


Performing Arts Classes and Workshops | Ages 11-18

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Music Theater Vocal Coaching   Young performers in middle school or high school will take their theatrical experience to the next level with this 4-week class designed to fine-tune their musical theater song technique. Performers will learn skills they can apply in current musical productions and music theater auditions. Participants are asked to come with sheet music (vocals and piano accompaniment) for their favorite song from a musical that they will work on for this 4-week session. An accompanist and professional voice coach are provided in this supportive performing arts environment.

Middle School

  • 4 classes
  • Ages 10-14
  • Activity Code: 63383
  • M 11/28-12/19 | 4:00-6:00pm
  • $153R/$169N
  • Instructor: Andrew Mondello
  • Location Firehouse Arts Center


Intro to Costume Sewing   Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the basics of sewing and costume design for the stage. Start by getting familiar with and using the tools used in sewing the costumes then learn about the steps in designing theatrical costumes from concept to opening night.

Firehouse Arts Center Classroom B | Instructor: Tori Forest

Middle School

  • 1 class
  • Ages 10-14
  • Activity Code: 63573
  • Sa 12/10 | 1:30-4:30pm | NOTE: this is a new date based on instructor availability
  • $55R/$61N
  • Instructor: Bethany Deal
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center


High School

  • 1 class
  • Ages 14-18
  • Activity Code: 63574
  • Sa 12/10 | 1:30-4:30pm
  • $55R/$61N
  • Instructor: Tori Forest
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center



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COI Middle School Phase I   Students in COI Phase I will learn the basics of improv including the “Yes, and…” principle, making their fellow improviser look good, building on the ideas of others, and letting go of one’s own ego. Learning through scene work and improv games is the focus of this session.

  • 3 classes
  • Ages 10-14
  • Activity Code: 63350
  • F 10/7-10/21 | 4:00-6:00pm
  • $74R/$82N
  • Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center


COI Middle School Phase II   Prerequisites: COI Middle School Phase I, Pleasanton Teen Improv Camp

Students in Phase II will build on principles in Phase I and enhance their performance skills by adding space object work and using your where; both aspects help actors create places and things on stage without props and sets on stage. A short culminating in-class performance is scheduled for the last class.

  • 4 classes
  • Ages 10-14
  • Activity Code: 63353
  • W 1/11-2/1 | 4:00-6:00pm
  • $99R/$109N
  • Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center



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Firehouse Young Artist Collective

A group of high school youth with a unified passion for the arts.

This group is for all high school teens who share a unified passion for the visual and performing arts. Participants in this group will earn volunteers hours in the arts and support youth and teen arts programs with the City of Pleasanton. We will also go arts realated field trips throughout the season.
The FYAC is now an affordable City of Pleasanton program you can register for. Only $70 (resident) and $77 (non-resident) for the entire year.  To register, use activity code 61047 when you visit www.pleasantonfun.com.

Listen to “The Collective” thoughts of teens about the arts and everything else.


“The Collective” podcast is brought to you by The Firehouse Young Artist Collective

Members from the casts of Guys & Dolls and A Midsummer Night’s Dream discuss opening weekend, their theater experiences and more!

Brenna Lonner, Luke Carter, and Luke Valentine talk music.