For Home-Schooled Children

The Center on Central is proud to offer the daytime programs below, designed for children who are being home-schooled. In addition, please browse our other offerings for elementary school children and teens, as well as individualized music lessons.

Please also complete the “Contact Us” form to inquire about available space during weekday daytimes for bringing your co-operative education program to The Center on Central.

Thank you so much, Katie! Your staff at The Center on Central has been such a wonderful support for our daughter’s homeschool program; we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for providing such great opportunities for kids and their families. God bless you –

– Parent of a home-schooled child who utilized The Center on Central for art classes and music lessons

Music Lessons

Type: Music Lessons
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Katie Opher, Lynne Hockenbury
Day/Time: By Appointment, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 for 30-minute lesson, $45 for 45-minute lesson, $60 for 1-hour lesson.

If you have not had success with music lessons in the past, or might be intimidated by the prospect of learning a new skill, you will want to try taking lessons with us here at The Center on Central. Our teachers work with your learning style and utilize creative techniques to ensure successful musical experiences.

While acknowledging that there is a basic curriculum necessary for musical knowledge and growth, we make sure to provide literature and instruction that is age-appropriate. Students learn the instrument of their choice, but also have the option to use their theory and skills on xylophones, drums and other rhythm instruments we have in our studio. Many students learn chord progressions in a relatively short span of time, and are playing entire songs and even writing songs within a month.

We offer piano lessons to children starting at age 4 ½, guitar lessons beginning at age 7, voice lessons beginning at age 10 – and continuing into adulthood – and have instructors available for other instruments based on your inquiry and a brief telephone interview.

Read Lynne Hockenbury’s article entitled “Why Music?

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At the end of the program year, we have a recital for those who want to participate:

Cost is $30 for a 30-minute individual private lesson.


Visual Arts - Mixed Media

Type: Art (Other), Visual Arts
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Nicole Lee
Day/Time: Monday, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Cost: $15 per class when signing up for a full 6-class set, plus $30 materials fee.
Individual/drop-in sessions: drop-ins/non-consecutive class attendance accepted if space available at $24 per class (includes materials) - please call ahead.

In this mixed media class, young artists will explore their creativity through various media – including paint, colored pencil, chalk pastel, collage and more!. Students will create 3 complete paintings throughout this 6 week session. We will even build in 3D!

This class is open to children in grades K-8

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Abstract art


Register for Visual Arts – Mixed Media

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• You can use the direct links by date at the top of this page – otherwise, the link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Visual Arts – Mixed Media for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Visual Arts – Mixed Media at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Young Rembrandts® Elementary Drawing

Type: Young Rembrandts Drawing
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Provider: Young Rembrandts staff
Day/Time: Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $15 per class when signing up for a full 6-class set; $18 per class for individual classes, or when signing up for less than a full 6-class set.

A weekly step-by-step drawing program that blends fun and skill-building!


Register for Young Rembrandts® Elementary Drawing

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• The link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Young Rembrandts® Elementary Drawing sessions for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Young Rembrandts® Elementary Drawing at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Art Therapy - Individual Sessions

Type: Art Therapy
Group: Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Corinne Greskiewicz
Day/Time: By Appointment

If you are interested in individual art therapy sessions, please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed art therapist.

Art Therapy Social Skills Group - age 5-9

Type: Art Therapy
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Corinne Greskiewicz
Day/Time: Monday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Art Therapy Social Skills Group for children age 5-9 who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

Learn and practice social skills in a fun way! Corinne Greskiewicz, MA, ATR, Registered Art Therapist, will incorporate a social skills lesson into each art therapy group. We will start out by getting to know each other, noticing similarities and differences among the group members, encouraging individual creativity and developing group guidelines and expectations. In subsequent weeks, we will work individually and/or collaboratively on art tasks as we practice giving and receiving feedback, managing emotions, handling frustrations, and being flexible, as well as sharing space and materials. These small groups will allow for the therapist to address specific individual needs within the group.


Register for Art Therapy Social Skills Group – age 5-9

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• You can use the direct links by date at the top of this page – otherwise, the link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Art Therapy Social Skills Group – age 5-9 for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Art Therapy Social Skills Group – age 5-9 at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Art Therapy Social Skills Group - ages 10 & up

Type: Art Therapy
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Corinne Greskiewicz
Day/Time: Monday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Art Therapy Social Skills Group for children ages 10 & up who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

Learn and practice social skills in a fun way! Corinne Greskiewicz, MA, ATR, Registered Art Therapist, will incorporate a social skills lesson into each art therapy group. We will start out by getting to know each other, noticing similarities and differences among the group members, encouraging individual creativity and developing group guidelines and expectations. In subsequent weeks, we will work individually and/or collaboratively on art tasks as we practice giving and receiving feedback, managing emotions, handling frustrations, and being flexible, as well as sharing space and materials. These small groups will allow for the therapist to address specific individual needs within the group.


Register for Art Therapy Social Skills Group – ages 10 & up

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• You can use the direct links by date at the top of this page – otherwise, the link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Art Therapy Social Skills Group – ages 10 & up for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Art Therapy Social Skills Group – ages 10 & up at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Dance/Movement Therapy - Individual Sessions and New Groups

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Day/Time: By Appointment

Please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed dance/movement therapist.

Check out this review on Angie’s List:

“[The Center on Central p]rovided a therapeutic dance class for my 5 children based around my special needs twins.

Awesome people, Awesome services and classes!”

K.R., Exton, PA

Music Therapy - Individual Sessions and New Groups

Type: Music Therapy
Group: Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Day/Time: By Appointment

If you are interested in individual music therapy sessions, please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed music therapist.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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Please also contact The Center if you are interested in hearing about the formation of new music therapy groups, such as:

  • Social Skills Group for children ages 2-4
  • Everybody Play…Music Therapy! group for grades K-5

Music Therapy - Social Skills Group for teens

Type: Music Therapy
Group: High School, Homeschool, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Music Therapy Social Skills Group for teens who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Thursday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Social Skills - Adolescent Creative and Social Development Group (ages 11-16)

Group: High School, Homeschool, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign-ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

Creative dance and discussion provide the social support and expressive tools to cultivate positive coping, confidence, and self-expression. We will connect to bodies and life passions through the arts, and develop the insight needed to navigate difficult feelings and social experiences. We will learn to use the mind/body connection to discover what it is like to move (and dance!) to create inner calm.

We are currently fielding inquiries for Adolescent Creative and Social Development Group to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the group.


Social Skills - Creative and social development group for boys ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a team. Through playful, creative movement we will learn how to control our impulses and increase our social thinking, express ourselves and adapt to others.

We are currently fielding inquiries for Creative and social development group for boys ages 6-10 to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the group.


Social Skills - Creative and social development group for girls ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a collaborative team. Through playful, creative movement we will develop the foundation for positive experiences in our bodies as we learn how to express ourselves, and support others in their self-expression.

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We are currently fielding inquiries for Social Skills – Creative and social development group for girls ages 6-10 to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the group.


Social Skills - Music Therapy Group for elementary

Type: Music Therapy
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings., with 6-class minimum. Deposit: $50.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per session.

A weekly Music Therapy Social Skills Group for elementary school-age children who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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We are currently fielding inquiries for Music Therapy Social Skills Group for elementary school-age children to determine if we have enough interest to run a class; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you when we are able to begin the group.