The Norwegian Seamen's Church,
317 East 52nd Street, NYC.
In 1981 Maya founded MAYA Musikk & Kulturskole in the Norwegian Capital, Oslo. The school has recently opened its first branch in New York City!
Coming up from May 17th is a full week of exciting events and workshops. As a part of our celebration of the 200th anniversary of Norway constitution we invite to a series of workshops from May 17th. – 24th. Make sure you check out the teaching program.
Maya’s School of Music and Performing Arts mission is to:
- Promote Norwegian culture and strengthen cultural ties between Norway and the US.
- Provide teaching at all levels in music and performing arts.
- Offer high-quality musical instruction, spanning all genres, in instruments and voice.
- Arrange concerts, exhibitions, performances and cultural events, with the focus on Norwegian music and culture.
Whether you are interested in a course in dance, theater, drawing, painting, taking music lessons for fun or want to build a music career, we have dedicated teachers ready to help beginner, intermediate and advanced students of all ages to achieve their goals.
The school offers high-quality music instruction, spanning all genres.
- NORWEGIAN FOLK INSTRUMENTS
- ELECTRIC GUITAR
- VIOLIN/ FIDDLE
- SINGING / VOCAL TRAINING
Registration is ongoing throughout the semester. Tuition for private lessons is prorated based on your start date.
Pease do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
The school will gradually expand the educational programs to also include classes in:
- Private/ individual music lessons and group classes in a variety of instruments.
- Children’s dancing
- Norwegian folk dance
Norwegian Folktales are an important part of our National cultural heritage and identity and an important source of inspiration for Norwegian music, theatre, literature, and film.
Join us in the fantastic folktale world of Asbjørnsen and Moe. As a basis, we will use Norwegian folktales and well-known-plays, and conclude with a performance at the end of the second semester.The focus will be to work on developing essential acting skills. Our aim is to help create an actor that is alive and present on stage. We will look at strengthening vocal and physical skills, as well as the actors work on creating a character.
FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS
- Drawing, painting and scultures
- Courses in rosemaling (traditional Norwegian rose painting).
Norway is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kittelsen’s work (1914-2014).
He is well-known for his fantastic illustrations of Asbjørnsen og Moe’s folktales. During the workshop, participants will become familiar with Kittelsen’s incredible imagination and creativity. We will also look at his fairytale characters, - such as elves, nymphs, dwarfs and trolls - and use these as a basis to inspire course participants to create their own imaginative drawings.
Maya was recently interviewed by the Norwegian American Weekly. (Feb. 2014). Click here to read the interview.
Maya founded MAYA Musikk & Kulturskole school in the Norwegian capital, Oslo i 1981. Over the years the school has developed into Norway’s largest private school for music, dance, theater and fine arts. She's now looking forward to sharing Norwegian culture and her vast experience of music and the performing arts with people in New York".
Maya's grandparents and a large part of her family immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s. Her family lived in Brooklyn, New York for more than two generations. Maya herself grew up in Norway, but her family always stayed closely connected to New York. «Coming to NYC is like coming home.» Read More