South Shore Conservatory opens registration for spring classes and lessons

2021 Dance in the time of Covid cover
2021 Dance in the time of Covid cover
Ukulele student Ellie Smith takes a lesson with a SSC educator online, courtesy image

Hybrid learning continues at SSC’s Hingham and Duxbury campuses – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces it is now enrolling for classes and private lessons on all instruments and voice for the 2021 spring semester.  Spring semester starts Thursday, January 28, 2021.  New students who enroll in private lessons receive their first lesson free.

With strict guidelines in place, SSC has been safely teaching using a hybrid model of in person and virtual learning since September 2020. This model has been met with high praise from the SSC community.

“I was pleased to find out that SSC offered hybrid learning – because I feel the connection between student and teacher is stronger when in person.  However, with Zoom technology, we also have that choice to learn remotely, which is convenient for a flexible schedule.  SSC has taken all the necessary precautions to create a learning environment that is safe and promotes social distancing, while still interacting face-to-face with your instructor,” said Laurie Igo of Marshfield, whose son studies drums at SSC.

An SSC Orchestra program rehearsing outdoors, courtesy image

Music Together Online, for children from birth to age four, continues through the spring, offering a joyful introduction to song, dance and rhythm.   This new online version allows not only the caretaker, but also grandparents and other siblings to join the fun remotely.  With rolling admissions, new families are invited to sign up at any time during the semester.

New students are invited to join the next session of SSC Youth Orchestra (SSCYO), a three-tiered ensemble program which meets and rehearses through spring semester, using a hybrid model.  Under the guidance of Program Director/Symphony Conductor Elijah Langille, this sequential youth orchestra program provides opportunities for young musicians to perform symphonic music at a high level in a well-organized and supportive full orchestra program.  Currently, SSCYO’s Symphony ensemble is scheduled to perform with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra in March of 2021.

Dance students in a socially distant class at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury, courtesy image

SSC’s dance department continues its ballet and hip hop classes, successfully running at its Duxbury campus since September. These classes run concurrently in person and online, with appropriate distancing in the Ellison Center for the Arts’ performance hall.

Safety is SSC’s number one priority.  With that in mind, the staff and faculty follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

To learn more about SSC programs or register for classes or lessons, visit, call 781-749-7565 x10, or find South Shore Conservatory on Facebook or Instagram.

About South Shore Conservatory

Celebrating 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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