Brandywine Valley Fine Arts Program


BVSR is incredibly excited to parter with the Mattock School of Music and offer fun and educational programs that promote a love and learning of music, art, and performance!  There are programs for everyone.  Enjoy a Music Explorers class, rock it out in Rock Band sessions, or bring out your inner artist in an Art Workshop, and let your acting skills shine in Acting class!  Come join us in these new programs and expand your creativity and and skillset in the field of Fine Arts!  The School also offers other programs such Jazz Band, individuals lessons, and events.  Find out more at The Mattock School of Music.  


“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.”     - Plato


"Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book, can make a difference. It can change the world."              - Alan Rickman

Music Explorers Class - Parent & Me!

Come enjoy a fun hour with your little ones as we explore various types of music and instruments through the use of sing along and games.

Date: September 17th-November 10th

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Age: 1-5 years, accompanied by an adult; class size: 4-8 (8-16 if including adult)

Price: $250.00

Location: Mattock School of Music,

320 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317

Registration Closes: September 12th

Rock Band I & II

Rock Band I - Students will be taught the basics of playing in a band, from picking repertoire, learning songs, and individual parts, to tying it all together as a group. Classes and final performance will be held on the stage of the Kennett Flash.


Rock Band II - For our more experienced rockers, this group will focus on more challenging material and performance techniques. Classes and final performance will be held on the stage of the Kennett Flash.


Date: September 14th-November 16th (Wednesdays)

Time: 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm

Age:  Rock Band I is for students 12-14 years of age;  Rock Band II is for students age 14-18 years; Class size for both ages is 4-9 students

Price: $260.00

Location: The Kennett Flash,

102 Sycamore Aly, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3395

Acting Class I & II

Join us for a fun 10 weeks as we guide you through the many different aspects of being a Broadway performer. No experience necessary. Performance on November 17th!

Date: September 15th-November 17th (Thursdays)

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Age:  Acting I is for students 7-10 years of age;  Acting II is for students 10-14 years of age;  Class size for both is 4-12 students

Price: $260.00

Location: The Kennett Flash,

102 Sycamore Aly, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3395

Registration Closes: September 12th

Art Workshop

Come bring your creative minds and enjoy making art with friends. Painting, playing with clay, drawing and more!

Date: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 (Saturdays)

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Age: All ages

Price: $100.00

Location: Mattock School of Music,

320 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317

Registration Closes: September 12th


The Mattock School of Music is run by Dave Mattock, a professional piano, organ and keyboard player living in Chadds Ford, PA. Dave divides his time between running the Mattock School of Music, performing, and teaching. He is a member of the faculty at Camden County College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette College, where he teaches piano, theory, music history, music business, jazz, ensembles and introductory music classes, and has a full studio of private students in the Philadelphia area. Interested in and capable of playing many styles of music, Dave currently works with The Tap Room Trio, the JW Caldwell Band, Soul PurposeCharlie Apicella and Iron City, Browntown, Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds, and Apparatus.

Dave can also be found freelancing around Philadelphia in various jazz ensembles, cover bands, wedding bands and studio appearances. He started teaching privately in 2002 and has maintained a studio of students of all ages and backgrounds ever since. Dave received his Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from Temple University, and his Masters degree in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers University.

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