creativity is a journey...

performance is an adventure...

...and education is an art.

where will the arts take you?

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Victor Hugo

What we offer

Arts Detroit offers both group and private lessons in the performing arts, such as:

Voice Instruction

We encourage healthy singing habits for young, developing voices

Piano Instruction

We offer classically-based training to students as young as 4-years-old

Acting Instruction

We can work on acting technique, character development, script analysis, improv, and more

About Us

Arts Detroit began as a private music studio in 2005 and has since been brought under the umbrella of Center Stage Studios, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are currently located in Allen Park, Michigan.

Arts Detroit strives to give each student the opportunity to advance creatively as an individual. We hope to empower a student to find their inspiration and express it through their art, and to possess the confidence to do so. Additionally, to help each student understand, recognize and appreciate the unique and inestimable abilities they and their peers hold, as well as to impress upon and excite them to appreciate the fine arts.

As lifelong students, we hope to be able to give back all that we have learned, both as a unique collection of individuals as well as as a collective artistic unit, and to continue learning through each of our students. We believe we have been given an extraordinary opportunity to pass on all that the arts has given us, and watch as each student explores each note, each movement, each word, and each creative experience to find the perfect moment to create their own.

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What's New at Arts Detroit?

Summer 2016 Information

Why study the arts?

Years of research shows that engaging in arts education has dramatic impact on learning and social skills, such as:

Math and science ability

Musicians who understand theory engage in subdividing beats and counting through rhythmic notation.

Language development

Musicians learn to be attentive listeners, a skill that enhances phonetics and fluency, allowing a child to expand their vocabulary and promotes word recognition.

Cognitive ability

When you listen or play music, the brain is actively engaged in spacial-temporal reasoning, increasing spatial and temporal reasoning.

Critical thinking

Creating a musical performance requires thinking procedurally during the performance, which requires reflection, metacognition, and procedural application.

Self discipline

Studying the arts requires practice scheduling practice sessions at preset intervals for specific amounts of time, which instills disciplined habits.


Involvement in the arts increases opportunities for self-expression and gives them a self of belonging within a specific community.

Want to study the arts in college?

There’s actually a lot more to getting into a collegiate arts program than you may think.

That’s why we started The MT Project, a mentoring program for high school students who want to pursue the arts, specifically theatre or musical theatre, after they graduate.

Learn more

Attend a free information session

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 7-9pm in Allen Park

We will be holding a FREE information session for students and their parents on what to expect if you’re going to audition for college theatre programs. This talk will cover:

– The pre-audition process & school selection
– What an audition coach is & why they’re valuable
– What to expect from your auditions
– How to select your audition material
– A Q&A session will also be held!

Use the form below to register, visit The MT Project’s website for more information, or email Adriane with any questions you might have.

We’re also interested in holding these talks for schools and theatre companies, and they’re always free of charge. Let us know if you’d like to talk more about us coming to you!

Info session registration

14 + 8 =

Audition Announcement from Outvisible Theatre Company

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

WARNING: Dog Sees God contains language and situations of a frank and adult nature that are considered offensive. This production is for mature audiences only.
Auditions will be SCHEDULED rather than an open call. To schedule your audition appointment, please use the form to the right or email with your name, phone number, and preferred time. Anyone without an audition appointment will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Callbacks will be held Monday, April 18 at 7pm.

Show dates: June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 2016; All shows at 8pm except Sunday matinee at 3pm. Directed by Adriane Galea

Get audition info

What’s been happening at Arts Detroit?

Arts Detroit Cabaret

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Cabaret fundraiser on November 27! It was a great success. We’ve already got plans in the works to have another one next year!

Arts Detroit Recital

Our annual Christmas recital was Saturday, December 19. Thanks to everyone who has continued to support our students over the years. Everyone who performed should be very proud of themselves. Job well done!

Ready to take the next step?

13 + 1 =

Contact Arts Detroit

Please either use the form above, or you may email us at:

Arts Detroit

We are located at:

18614 Ecorse Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
Phone: 313-427-2490 | Fax: 313-427-2459