African Drums

The African Drums program will give participants a form of exercise, self-discipline, self-pride, self-respect and respect for others. 

Team work is stressed in this character building program. 



In this class you learn how to express yourself around other's by sharing your life interest's. You are surrounded by people who are interested to listen to you and support your ideas, giving you encouragement to be yourself. We have learned that some students need 2:1 class to achieve a set goal. If you request 2 instructors for one student,  a $15.00 dollar increase per hour will be applied to the regular class cost.

African Drums Class: $50.00 per hour.                 Off Site/In Home: $65.00 per hour. 

Creative Arts

Committed to the idea that crafts in any form are a very important positive force in one's life, it is our firm belief that everyone, no matter what his or her capabilities, has an inner core of creativity just waiting to be realized.

Other important areas such as eye-hand coordination, problem solving, fine motor dexterity and even social skills are all part of the interactive experience.

Creative Arts Class: $50.00 per hour.                 Off Site/In Home: $65.00 per hour. 

Cooking Class

The Participants will be given a binder to organize all recipes and will be able to refer to those at home and create the dishes on their own. As outlined by the NYS Department of Health, emphasis is placed on the proper handling of food and safe use of tools and appliances. Safety gloves and alternative kitchen tools are introduced as needed. Participants develop independent ways in preparing their own meals in safe and fun methods.

Cooking Class: $65.00 per hour.      Off Site/In Home: $80.00 per hour.      

We provide these digital classes to motivate our students to use technology.

Acting Class: $50.00 per hour.

My Life Photo Class: $50.00 per hour.

Photoshop Editing: $50.00 per hour.

Video Making: $65.00 per hour.

Music Recording: $60.00 per hour.

Classes Off Site/In home: $65.00 per hour.

Digital Classes

Audio Editing: All music recorded at BFF Studio is edited and mastered by our professional music engineers, which makes the sound to come out loud, perfect and clean. Students have the opportunity to learn music editing skills during the recording session.

Audio Editing: $50.00 per hour.      

Computer Class

Soft skills computer class:

In computer classes, we will learn basic computer skills such as setting up and email execution. We will cover basic level Microsoft office navigation in WORD and EXCEL documents to set you up with using these features and apps to complete everyday tasks.

Computer Class: $50.00 per hour.

Personal Fitness

Our Personal Fitness  program works to promote and encourage wellness practices for participants and the community. We support a holistic view of health in which physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health are considered interconnected and essential in achieving improved health and wellness. 

Personal Fitness Class / On site: $50.00 per hour.        Off Site: $65.00 per hour. 

Music For Kids

This Music class is both on Zoom and in-person geared for kids between the ages of 5-10 years. Kids learn FUN energetic songs, creative dancing movements  and interactive singing with other children of the same age for 1 hour.

 Music For Kids: $50.00 per hour.

Healthy Relationships

This is a one on one class. It becomes a group class when all participants agree to make it a group class. In this class, students learn healthy relationship skills and how to walk away from unhealthy situations and relationships. Participants will be empowered with techniques to report abusive situations to appropriate authorities without the feel of fear or shame.

Zoom Musical For Kids

Healthy Relationship: $50.00 per hour.

This Music class is both on Zoom and in-person geared for kids between the ages of 5-10 years. Kids learn FUN energetic songs, creative dancing movements  and interactive singing with other children of the same age for 30 minutes every Wednesday and Saturday.

Zoom Musical Class: $35.00 for 30 Minutes.

Communication Classes

Communication classes are offered for students to learn effective communication and social skills. Sessions may be held both 1:1 and in group settings where communication can be fostered. 

Communication Classes: $65.00 per hour.   

Budget Planning Class

Budgeting and financial literacy:

We offer simplified but effective intermediary budgeting and finance literacy classes aimed at achieving improved spending habits that matches your income revenues and lifestyle. During this class, together we will discover reasonable ways to balance spending successfully.

Budgeting Class: $50.00 per hour.

In-Home Organization Class

We provide tips aimed at show casing home improvement daily living solutions such as:


-House Cleaning: We offer a series of cleaning techniques that will help you maintain a welcoming fun, friendly, clean and safe home.

-Healthy Living: Having a balanced lifestyle is important. In healthy living, we will come up with ideal eating and exercising habits together for improved state of being in body and mind.

In-Home Organization Class: $55.00 per hour.

Community Interactive Class

The Community Interactive Class is all about hands on experiences, learning relevant skills by integrating group activities while in the community. In this fashion students learn how to apply class training in the real world and make transitions between indoor and outdoor activities.

These classes involve:

- Learning Kayaking.

- Group Kayaking.

- Having African Drum Classes in the community.

- Working Skills project.

Community Interactive Class: $55.00 per hour.


* Holidays: All student session, we will charge $15.00, for the activities given on those days. 

* Extra - Instructor: If 2 instructors are requested, a charge of $15.00 applies.

* Cancellation Policy: All scheduled sessions and classes MUST be cancelled giving 24 hours notice. Building Families First reserves the right to bill for cancellations without enough notification.