The Picketwire Center is excited to be introducing an educational program for the community! While still in its early stages, we have plans to continue and expand our community involvement.

Our goal of this program is to educate anyone looking to get involved in the performing arts, whether it is the first time they have been in the building or a veteran of the stage.

Our hope is to foster new patrons of the theatre; to build friendships and family ties that transcend generations. Being a part of a close-knit community, Picketwire Center relies on a wide range of talent, age and creativity that many times does not find its way to the stage.


Vocal Workshops and Master Class with Tanya Perkins

Picketwire Education is proud to bring Tanya Perkins back to the Picketwire stage for a weekend of education and fun, July 20-23, 2023. Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible for the opportunity to learn from this accomplished vocal coach.

Tanya is a classical-crossover artist whose work spans many different musical styles from Broadway to classical to folk and pop. She has performed across the country in musical theatre, Shakespeare, light opera and concerts. She unexpectedly found teaching when looking for work on her way to NYC. It changed her life; expanded her own understanding of singing technique, styling and performance. She was a natural born teacher. She took everything she so effortlessly did on stage and poured it into her teaching. Her career took on a new path as venues wanted her to perform and give coaching seminars. It became a perfect fit when her son arrived. She was able to manage family with shorter performance commitments and throw in recording projects along the way.

About Tanya Kay Perkins, singer and singing teacher

Get Your Voice Out of the Shower

What: Join Tanya Perkins in a warm and casual environment with like ages interested in a beginners singing class working on basic technique to give one more power, agility and understanding of how to sing which will inevitably lead to overcoming fear of being heard. Come have fun singing with your peers in a safe environment where you are allowed to squawk, crack and ultimately gain a bit of confidence while learning the basics.
Class can aide both new and experienced singers.
Select the buttons below for your appropriate class and age level.

Level 1 (Ages 8-14)

When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Who: Kids ages 8-14

Cost: $30

Level 2 (Ages 15-20)

When: Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Who: Teens/Young Adults ages 15-20

Cost: $40

Level 3 (Ages 21-99)

When: Sunday, July 23, 2023 @ 1:00PM-3:00PM

Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Who: Adults ages 21-99

Cost: $40

Master Class

What: A master class directed by Tanya Perkins for intermediate singers interested in working a song individually in front of a group. For this class, students should come prepared with two song choices, have sheet music for the accompanist, and be familiar with the songs. Students should be willing to sing in a group setting and will have one-on-one with Tanya to work on your most pressing need. Students will learn by listening to others and hearing their notes as well.

When: Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Who: Intermediate and Experienced Vocalists (Max 10)

Cost: $50

Private Vocal Lessons

What: One hour one-on-one with Tanya Perkins.

When: MULTIPLE DAYS with one hour time slots

  • Thursday July 20, 2023 from 3:00PM-7:00PM
  • Friday July 21, 2023 from 11:00AM-3:00PM

Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts

Who: Any vocalist

Cost: $60

Theatre 101 Summer Camp:
August 3-5, 2022 Postponed

The Picketwire Center is pleased to announce our first summer theatre camp! Our Theatre 101 summer camp will be held August 3-5 for students in grades 4-12. Led by veterans of the Picketwire stage, Darlene Blackford and Tim Baublits, students will learn fundamental theatre skills. The sessions will be jam packed with hands-on activities, and students will receive the chance to put their new skills on display during the Friday evening student showcase. Whether students are new to the stage or seasoned performers, everyone is sure to walk away with a deeper knowledge of the theatre world! Space is limited so make sure to register soon! 

  • Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts
  • When: August 3-5, 2022
  • Who: Students in grades 4-12
  • Price: $30 per student