Reading, PA—The Community School of Music and the Arts (CSMA) announced that it has expanded its private instruction faculty to 20 professional and accomplished musicians, artists and dancers for 2011.
According to CSMA Managing Director Cedric N. Elmer, private lessons are available from the school in addition to its normal spring, summer, fall and winter classes. The Community School of Music and the Arts has offices and studios at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 2nd and Washington streets, and its original locations, 345 Douglass Street, both in Reading.
Elmer said private instruction is offered in three-month semesters and includes certain ones in English and Spanish. Tuition varies with each instructor and is usually paid in advance by semester, monthly or per lesson. Further information is available on the school’s website (www.berksmusicandarts.org) or contact the school via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-374-7167 to obtain a quote for private instruction.
CSMA faculty members include:
- Gary Beck: Drums and percussion
- Adry Eberhard: Art
- Julia Gottschall: Piano
- Robert Hassler: Guitar, ukulele and harmonica
- Wanda Holdren-Vega: Dance (English and Spanish)
- Felix Mateo: Dance (English and Spanish)
- Steven Holgate: Trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba
- Christopher Hoster: Violin, piano, organ and voice
- Mary Beth Kern: Woodwinds
- Jonathan Myers: Drums and percussion
- Juan Palacios: Violin, guitar, piano and voice (English and Spanish)
- Diane Richards: Art
- Dail Richie: Voice
- Kenneth Rohrbach: Guitar and bass guitar
- Nicole Schroeder: Flute
- John Stoudt: Trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba
- Todd Sullivan: Violin and viola
- Kathryn Uhler: Violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano
- Cedric Elmer: Piano, electronic keyboard, theory and music composition
CSMA was founded more than 50 years ago by Werner von Trapp of the world renowned Trapp Family Singers of “The Sound of Music” fame. For more than a half-century, CSMA has offered instruction and inspiration in music, art and other disciplines to area residents regardless of age or educational background.
Its mission is to operate as a non-profit educational teaching institution and making music and other fine arts known and celebrated throughout Reading, Berks County and elsewhere.
The school receives state arts funding through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, which is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
CSMA welcomes private and public donations to underwrite its many events and programs, as well as to help underwrite scholarships and tuition reimbursement for deserving students.