Violin Lessons

Age: All
Time: Tuesdays 2:00-6:30, Half Hour Sessions
Cost: $25 per 1/2 Hour – $50 per Hour
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Violinist Jennifer Sternick is an active and enthusiastic member of the Pittsburgh music community. She has performed professionally in symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, and pit orchestras, collaborated with musicians to hold performances at various venues in western Pennsylvania, and is contracted regularly to provide music at private events. As a chamber musician, Jennifer is a member of Black Orchid String Trio and Bellwether Strings, as well as principal violinist for the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra. Since 2012, Jennifer is the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. An instructor with over ten years of experience, Jennifer teaches students of all ages music reading, notation, and theory, violin and bow posture and technique, and works regularly with students on careful listening and ear training.

Originally from the outskirts of Mohnton, Pennsylvania, where she grew up studying the violin with Barbara Lanza, Jennifer earned her bachelors in music and philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh where she studied with Roger Zahab. Jennifer is the recipient of the Mildred Miller Posvar Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Music and the Alfred D’Auberge Award for Excellence in Music Performance. Currently, she studies with Huei-Sheng Kao of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. When Jennifer is not making music, she is an avid runner, rock climber, and Ultimate Frisbee player.

Drum lessons

Instructor: Michael Berry

Age: ALL
Time: Wednesday, Half Hour Sessions
Fee: $25.00 per lesson
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Michael Berry has performed at venues ranging from small jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Le Casino de Monte Carlo over the last 30 years

During the 1980s, Berry was drummer for the jazz vocal group Rare Silk, earning Grammy nominations in 1984 and 1986. He and the group opened for legends such as Benny Goodman and Bob Hope.

Berry has taught drums privately for seventeen years.

Berry studied at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He studied jazz drumming with Jerry Granelli, a student of Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and also with Gary Le François, a student of Freddie Gruber.

Children Classes

The child art and music class offerings.

Drawing Foundations
Mondays June 22nd – August 10th
6:00 – 7:00; Teens & Adults
Students learn to “draw what they see” in pencil. Traditional methods of recognizing shape and value and how to make their drawing look 3-dimensional with shading, highlights and shadows will be covered. See list of student’s supplies to be brought to first class.
Taught by Becky Mayhew
Price: $50.00

Introduction to Cartoons
June 22nd – August 10th
4:00 – 5:00; Ages 12 – 18
Students will learn how to create their own cartoons by animating inanimate
objects and animals. Facial expressions and drawing in perspective as well
as situational comedy will be covered.
Taught by Becky Mayhew
Price: $50.00

Zentangle for Kids
June 17,24,July 1, 8 2015
Four Sessions
Grades 4-8
11:00 – 12:00
Price: $50
Zentangle is a style of drawing using a pen, usually a black one. Drawing shapes and patterns to create a beautiful simple visual. Learn the basic strokes and shapes in combination with values to complete unique and individual artwork.
Taught by Linda VanNewkirk
Price: $50.00