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

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: Mondays, March March 27th - May 22nd (8 weeks with one week off for spring break)

Time: 6:00-8:30pm (one hour session between these times)

Age:  Rock Band I recommended age is 9-11;  Rock Band II recommended age 12-15 years; Class size for both ages is 4-9 students

Price: $265.00

Location: Mattock School of Music, 320 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Acting & Improv Class I & II

Join us for a fantastic 10 weeks as we guide you through the many different aspects of being a Broadway performer. No experience necessary.

Date: Thursdays March 30 - May 25 (8 weeks with a week off for spring break)

Time: 6:00-8:30pm (one hour session between these times)

Age:  Class I is for students 5-8 years of age;  Class II is for students 9-14 years of age;  Class size for both is 4-12 students

Price: $265.00

Location: The Mattock School of Music, 320 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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Adult Rock Band

Have you ever dreamed of being in a rock bank?  Were you in one and want to re-live your past?  Want to do something new and fun?  Well, here is your chance.  Dust off those old instruments and come join us in our adult rock band!

Date: Wednesday March 15th-April 3rd

Time: 7:15pm-8:30pm

Age: Participants must be 21+ years of age.

Price: $265.00

Location: Mattock School of Music,

320 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317

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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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