Music and Theatre
Dr. Gary Grant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for scholarship aid are due by September 6th, 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: Beginning September 19 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
*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: email@example.com. Or, visit her studio page: www.facebook.com/ErieSuzukiViolin.
**Suzuki 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.
Recitals for CMS students take place in Alexander Recital Hall and are held at the end of each semester.
Piano: Sara Adams, Dr. Mary Beth Armes, Elizabeth Henninger, Anita Szymanski
Student teachers Ashley Matse, Rachel Pamula, Jessica Rash
Voice: Prof. Carolyn Sloan-Smith; Dr. Mary Beth Armes
Violin: Maria Lyon (Suzuki), Howard Lyon (also 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
Euphonium: Dr. Daniel Burdick, student teacher Thomas Dillon
Tuba: Dr. Daniel Burdick, student teacher Thomas Dillon
Percussion: Prof. Bradley Amidon
Bagpipe: Prof. Sean Regan, student teachers Thomas Dillon and Mia Harvey
Celtic harp: Alissa Pesavento