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.

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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

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Texas State Audition Workshop!

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 1PM; Arts Detroit in Allen Park, MI

The MT Project in conjunction with Arts Detroit will be hosting Kaitlin Hopkins, head of the musical theatre department, and Jim Price from Texas State University for an audition workshop and parent information session! Students will prepare a 16 bar song cut as well as a 60 second monologue. The information session will include:

  • Audition/application timeline
  • Budgeting for auditions
  • Double majoring
  • Functionality of BFA after graduation
  • And much, much more!
Click here for 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?

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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