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          Alexander Music Center
          110 Kiltie Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2555

          Dr. Gary Grant
          Office:  Alexander Music Center
          Room 127
          Phone: (814) 732-2555

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          Community Music School

          Two Locations: 
          EU Main campus (Alexander Music Center)  
          Porreco Campus in Erie (2951 West 38th Street)

          The Community Music School at Edinboro University is dedicated to teaching children and adults of all ages how to play, read and appreciate music. Lessons are available year-round and are a great way to begin or enhance your musical expertise.

          Private lessons and/or group instruction is available in a wide variety of instruments and voice. Lessons are taught at both EU’s Porreco campus in Erie and at Alexander Music Center on the Edinboro campus. Some offerings are specific to location, so please inquire of the CMS office – (814) 732-1357.

          Lessons are offered year-round.  You may enroll at any time, pending teacher availability. If you or your child are interested in beginning or continuing musical education, please contact us!  Our professors, community professional instructors, and advanced music major student teachers look forward to working with you to enhance your life with joyful music making!

          To register for lessons or for more information, please contact Professor LeAnne Wistrom, Executive Director, at (814) 732-1357 or

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          CMS Spring 2019 Session – January 22 through April 29

          Applications for scholarship aid are due by January 17, 5:00 p.m.
          Students may enroll in private lessons at any time, pending teaching availability

          Strings/piano:  Suzuki Violin*, Suzuki Piano**, Piano, Violin, Viola, Guitar
          Adult Group Class Piano: , Levels I and II starts January 22-23 for 10 weeks
          Voice: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Children’s vocal lessons
          Woodwinds: Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone
          Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
          Percussion: Mallets, Drum Set
          Heritage: Bagpipe, Celtic Harp

          Download a .pdf version of the Spring 2019 brochure.

          *Suzuki Violin – with Maria Lyon, M. Ed. Ms. Lyon has received Suzuki Violin Teacher Training through Book 4 at the Ithaca College and Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institutes. Please contact Maria Lyon directly for more information on the Suzuki Violin Program: Or, visit her studio page:

           **Suzuki Piano – and Adult Group Class Piano – with Sara Adams, B.A. in Music at Edinboro University, M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, 2 years of doctoral coursework at Ohio University. Ms. Adams has completed all 8 courses in Suzuki Piano Pedagogy under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed pedagogue Mary Craig Powell (Capital University.) Her many years of teaching experience have included students ranging from pre-school beginners through college level music majors. Ms. Adams also teaches Recorder, using a modified Suzuki approach.

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          Recitals for CMS students take place in Alexander Recital Hall and are held at the end of each semester.

          CMS Faculty:

          Piano: Sara Adams, Dr. Mary Beth Armes, Elizabeth Henninger, Anita Szymanski

                      Student teachers: Ashley Matse, Jessica Rash

          Voice: Prof. Carolyn Sloan-Smith; Dr. Mary Beth Armes

          Violin: Maria Lyon (Suzuki), Howard Lyon (Violin and Viola)

          Guitar: Dr. Kahlil Sarikey, student teacher Olivia Klonowski

          Flute:  Prof. LeAnne Wistrom, student teacher Ashley Matse

          Clarinet: Prof. Mari Howells

          Saxophone: Dr. Allen Zurcher

          Recorder: Sara Adams

          Trumpet: Dr. Sarah Schouten

          French horn: Dr. Sarah Schouten

          Trombone: Dr. Daniel Burdick, student teacher Jillian Melchitzky

          Euphonium: Dr. Daniel Burdick, student teachers Thomas Dillon and Jillian Melchitzky

          Tuba: Dr. Daniel Burdick, student teachers Thomas Dillon and Jillian Melchitzky

          Percussion: Prof. Bradley Amidon, student teacher Calvin Culbertson

          Bagpipe: Prof. Sean Regan, student teachers Thomas Dillon and Mia Harvey

          Celtic harp: Alissa Pesavento