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          Music and Theatre
          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)

          CMS Fall 2019 Session – September 9 through December 7

          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

          Download a PDF version of the Fall 2019 brochure

          Register online

          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.

          Lessons and Classes Offered

          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

          CMS Faculty:

          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:  Or, visit her studio page: or download FAQ Suzuki Violin.