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Current Offerings

• Major Progressions (Yale Spizzwinks (?))
• The Guitarist's Toolbox (Justin Zamm)
• Steel Pan Ensemble (Kenneth Joseph, & Deborah Teason)
• WORLDWIDE (Solomon Green & Henry Green)

Past Offerings

Songwriting (Mark Sonnenblick)
WORLDWIDE Hip-Hop (Henry Green)
Major Progressions (Yale Spizzwinks (?))
Steel Band: Beginner (Pat Smith)
Steel Band: Intermediate (Kenneth Joseph/Debbie Teason)

Current & Past Faculty

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Deborah Teason

Debby Teason is back again this year as teacher of the Wednesday steel band class.  She was the founding musical director of St. Luke's Steel Band, and currently directs and teaches pan at Neighborhood Music School, Foote School and Highville Charter School.  She plays in Mimosa Steel Pan Duo and is excited to be working again with the wonderful Co-op students.
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Kenneth Joseph

Kenneth Joseph rejoins the faculty as steel band teacher. He, in addition to two other teachers, teach steel pan techniques to students with varied musical backgrounds. Mr. Joseph is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music respectively and has been performing steel pan for over twentyyears and has had the pleasure of studying with renowned musicians including: Liam Teague, Cliff Alexis and Dr. Ronnie Wooten. Mr. Joseph has also performed and toured with renowned ensembles; he also serves as an adjudicator, clinician and is also an accomplished arranger and composer.
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Chloe Bolton

Chloe Bolton is a New Haven native teaching her first class with CAS, entitled "Exploring Realms of Consciousness: Meditation, Yoga and Music." She began studying and practicing yoga and meditation at Wesleyan University, where she majored in music, focusing on the use of music for ritual, trance, meditation and religious experience. She is thrilled to be teaching at Co-Op because she  wishes she could have taken a class like hers when she was in high school!
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Yale Spizzwinks (?)

Coming Soon
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Whim 'n Rhythm

Coming Soon
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Pat Smith

Lead Teacher of the Cooperative Arts music department.  Mr. Smith received a B.M.E. and B.M.A from Western Washington University in his home state of Washington.  He continued his studies at Yale University’s School of Music in the Master of Music degree program.  Since his graduation from Yale, Mr. Smith has toured the world performing with numerous artists and ensembles including: The Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the New Sousa Band, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Peter Setara of Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Robert Goulet, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Sarah Vaughn, and many others.   Locally, he can be heard performing with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra New England.  Mr. Smith has recorded for Koch Records, Sony, RCA, Island Records, and can be heard on the soundtracks of numerous films.  Patrick also has extensive experience in musical theater, both on and off of Broadway.  After deciding to settle in Connecticut, Mr. Smith joined the Coop family in 1997.  He currently teaches Studio Lab Band II, Music Theory I, AP Music Theory, and the Coop Steel Drum Band.  Mr. Smith has also served on the faculty of the Western Connecticut State University Music School since 2006 as a Visiting Lecturer in Music.
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Janet Zheng

Janet  is a junior at Co-Op majoring in music. She plays the flute and the oboe, and studies at the Neighborhood Music school with Elaine Thoma. She has performed with the NMS Flute ensemble, Yale All City Band, and Morse Flute ensemble. She hopes to see you soon at the Fluttering Flutes! 
"Music, for me, has always been a place where anything is possible--a refuge, a magical world where anyone can go, where all kinds of people can come together, and anything can happen. We are limited only by our imaginations.
Bill Frisell
“CAS has shown me what Co-op can really be when the student body puts their mind to it. All students who attend Co-Op are artists—thanks to these programs and clubs, students can express themselves more than others expect them to.”
CAS Student

Our Programming

• Programs meet from 2:30-4:30 during each Session.
• Clubs meet from 2:30-3:30 during each Session.
• Transportation (Bus Token) is available to all After School students.

Co-Op After School

Co-Op Arts and Humanties High School
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Special Thanks!

To our partners at:
• Dwight Hall at Yale
• New Haven Public Schools
• The Co-Op Center for Creativity
• Connecticut State Department of Education