Music and Theatre
Dr. Gary Grant
Applications for scholarship aid are due by January 16, at 5:00 pm.
We accept new students all semester, pending teaching availability
Our mission: teaching children and adults 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 held at the end of each semester, on campus.
Our instructors are experienced professionals with advanced degrees, Edinboro University music faculty, or advanced music major student teachers. Some offerings are specific to location. (i.e. lessons with student teachers are available only the Edinboro campus.)
Rates vary by the instructor, the class, or length of lesson - 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Please 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 their transcript, after completing one semester of lessons.
Late/partial semester enrollment: Students may enroll in private lessons throughout the semester at pro-rated tuition rates, pending teacher availability.
Scheduling: the day and time of your lesson is determined jointly by you and your teacher.
Adult Group Classes:
Adult Group Piano IV: begins Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2:00-2:50 p.m., in Alexander Music Center Room 222. 10 weeks of class, meeting once per week. Rate: $100 + spring registration fee.
Piano: Piano; Suzuki Piano**
Adult Group Class Piano IV: (for those with a little experience)
Voice: for children, teens and adults
Strings: Guitar, Ukulele, Suzuki Violin*, Violin, Viola, Celtic Harp
Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder, Bagpipe
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Percussion: including Drum Set and Mallets
Voice: Dr. Mary Beth Armes
Student teacher: Mia Harvey
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: Jay Byham
Ukulele: Student teacher: Mia Harvey
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.