Music and Theatre
Dr. Gary Grant
Applications for scholarship aid are due by September 5, at 5:00 pm.
Students may enroll in private lessons at any time, pending teaching availability
Our mission: to teach children and adults of all ages to make and appreciate music. Private Lessons and Group Classes are available year-round and are a great way to begin or enhance your musical experience. CMS Recitals are available for student performers, at the end of each semester.
Our instructors: include Community Professionals with advanced degrees, Edinboro University music faculty, and advanced music major Student Teachers. Some teachers and offerings are specific to location, i.e. Student Teachers are available only on Edinboro main campus.
Our Rates: vary by the instructor, class taken, or length of lesson - 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Contact the office (814) 732-1357 for rates for specific teachers and/or longer lessons.
Edinboro University Students: are eligible to receive a “Life Experience Credit” for your transcript, after completing one 12 week semester of lessons!
Late/partial semester enrollment: Students may enroll in private lessons throughout the semester at pro-rated tuition rates, pending teacher availability.
SCHEDULE of private lessons is determined by the teacher and the student/parent.
Adult Group Classes:
Adult Group Piano II. Intermediate, 2:00-2:50 p.m., starts Wednesday Sept. 25, continues for 10 weeks in Alexander 222. Rate: $100 + fall registration fee.
Adult Group Piano I. Beginners, 3:00 – 3:50 p.m., starts Wednesday Sept. 25; continues for 10 weeks in Alexander 222. Rate: $100 + fall registration fee.
Suzuki Violin and Suzuki Piano Group Classes: are scheduled by your instructor.
Piano: Piano; Suzuki Piano**
Adult Group Class Piano: Levels I and II (starts September 18-19 for 10 weeks)
Voice: for children, teens and adults
Strings: Guitar, Suzuki Violin*, Violin, Viola, Celtic Harp
Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Percussion: Drum Set, Mallets, General
Voice: Dr. Mary Beth Armes
Piano: Dr. Mary Beth Armes, Dr. Elizabeth Etter, Elizabeth Henninger, Anita Szymanski
Student teacher: Ashley Matse
Adult Group Class Piano: Sara Adams
Suzuki Piano: Sara Adams**
Suzuki Violin: Maria Lyon*
Violin: Maria Lyon; Howard Lyon (Violin and Viola)
Guitar: Student teacher: Will Bigham
Celtic harp: Alissa Pesavento
Flute: LeAnne Wistrom
Student teacher: Ashley Matse
Clarinet: Mari Howells
Saxophone: Dr. Allen Zurcher
Recorder: Sara Adams
Trumpet: Student teacher: Jillian Melchitzky
Trombone: Gregory Moore
Euphonium: Gregory Moore
Student teacher: Jillian Melchitzky
Tuba: Gregory Moore
Percussion: Bradley Amidon
Student teacher: Calvin Culbertson
Bagpipe: Student teachers: Mia Harvey and Aaron White
**Suzuki Piano – with Sara Adams, B.A. in Music at Edinboro University, M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Ohio University. Ms. Adams has completed all 8 courses in Suzuki Piano Pedagogy. Ms. Adams also teaches Recorder, using a modified Suzuki approach.
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit her studio page: www.facebook.com/ErieSuzukiViolin or download FAQ Suzuki Violin.