REGISTRATION IS ONGOING - please call for updates and details. Renaissance Kids, at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, is an exceptional place where students of all ages can experience a lot of learning, creativity, and fun. We aim to accomodate and nurture each child's growth while delivering flexibility to families -- new students can join anytime for most classes.

Contact Details

  City Poughkeepsie, NY
  Zip Code 12601
  Address 12 Vassar Strt
  Phone Number (845) 452-4225

From Our Website

Renaissance Kids, Inc. was founded on the premise that all children derive educational and personal benefits from studying art and music. Renaissance Kids is unique in that it affords students the opportunity to experience a variety of musical and artistic activities in one location. At Renaissance Kids, our goal is two-fold: (1) to nurture each individual child's personal growth by cultivating an appreciation and working knowledge of the arts and (2) to give each child an "art experience" that can be used by him or her as a tool for learning and as a means of positive personal expression.

Are you one of our students and desire to practice a duet, practice on one of our pianos, or jam with a friend? Parents and music students often ask about quality recordings of classic music. When choosing what to buy, try to choose recordings made by virtuoso musicians with impeccable technique. This will help students to distinguish good from average technique, and to emulate the best of the best. As music students advance, they will be playing some of this repertoire in there studies. Beginning students can benefit as well, as they can listen to what their instrument is capable of producing as a result of their diligent work and continued study.

We are pleased to offer a week of art, music, and acting fun for students ages 5 to 15. The Camp week runs from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 3, 2021 with the option to add Monday, April 5, 2021 if desired. This is a full day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm program, with availability of an early drop-off (8:00 am) and/or a late pick-up (6:00 pm). You can sign your child up for the full week, or for the day(s) that you choose (per diem option). There is also an option to add Monday, April 5, 2021. Students should bring their own lunch and snacks.

Since 2005, it has been our privilege to provide unique and fun summer learning opportunities for students ages five to sixteen. What differentiates us from other summer camps is our small group sizes, careful planning, original ideas, and our dedication to the progress of each individual student. We have a beautiful, comfortably shady, backyard so that we are inside and outside throughout the day. Our programs have been designed right here at Renaissance Kids, Inc. We teach real skills and techniques in fun and imaginative ways, and strongly believe that music and the arts provide positive outlets for individual expression.

Weekly, Interactive, Daytime Classes to assist parents with HomeSchool responsibilities are available for students ages 5-16 in Science, Reading, Writing, Art, and Music. Students that are enrolled in their district's remote learning are also welcome. Class sizes are limited, and we follow required safety protocols. The Winter Session begins the week of January 4, 2021. There is a selection of classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

We are accepting new students for year-round classes, private instrument lessons, and Homeschool Classes! Parents and students have the option to participate in classes and private lessons in-person or virtual (Skype or FaceTime). Students attending in person are required to wash their hands and have their temperature scanned upon arrival and to maintain required distance or wear a face covering. In-person class sizes are limited to six students per class. Renaissance Kids is a creative learning center located at 1343 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY.

You will receive a confirmation invoice which you can either pay online or pay at your child's first scheduled class. You can also call us at (845) 452-4225. To schedule and register for private instrument lessons for guitar, singing, piano, violin, or drums, please call us at (845) 452-4225. Private lessons are scheduled at a mutually convenient time (we are open six days per week).