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Shepherd offers music for all ages

By Staff | Aug 19, 2011

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The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2011 semester. Students of all ages, regardless of previous experience, interested in taking individual lessons in woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, strings theory or jazz improvisation, are eligible for lessons with university faculty and student instructors. Please visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/preparatory.html for a registration form, or call 304-876-5555 to receive one by mail.

The registration fee for the preparatory division is $25 per semester. Preparatory instructors set their own weekly lesson rates and teach half-hour and one-hour lessons depending upon student level. Lessons begin the week of Aug. 29 and are held at the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University.

The popular Musical Discoveries classes will also be offered during the fall semester for pre-school students and will be taught by Frauke Higgins. Class offerings this semester will include Musical Discoveries for students ages 18 months through 3 years, Music for Preschoolers for ages 3 to 5 years and Dalcroze Eurythmics/Piano for ages 5 to 7 years. The fee for the Musical Discoveries classes is $144 per class, per student. All classes run for 12 weeks and will meet on Fridays beginning Sept. 9 through Dec. 9 (no classes on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25). Please visit our website at www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/early_childhood.html for class times and registration information, or call 304-876-5555 to receive a brochure by mail.

For additional information about music lessons and classes open to the community contact Lisa Oswald, Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory division coordinator, at 304-876-5555 or loswald@shepherd.edu, or visit the Shepherd University Department website at www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/preparatory.html.