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WIU Community Music School Accepting New Students

August 26, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – The Community Music School at Western Illinois University is offering a variety of musical opportunities for students of all ages.

Since the school opened in January 2009, programming has been offered for singers, instrumentalists and pre-school children. Each year a new program has been added to the school's offerings, and 2014 will include an adult piano program called "Recreational Music Making" (RMM).

RMM is a class piano program for adult beginners. Classes begin Sept. 6 and run through Dec. 13 and are held Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Browne Hall piano lab at the WIU School of Music. Tuition is $125 for the 12-week semester.

The Community Music School will also continue its "Family Music Classes" for pre-school age children and their parents. The classes incorporate musical playtime and teaches parents and their children how to make music together.

Other classes offered through the school include private lessons for guitar, voice, organ and piano, as well as two string orchestras for experienced students. The programs are taught by qualified teachers, who are also brilliant performers.

For more information, or to register for one or more of the programs, visit or contact Dr. Richard Cangro, the school's director, at (309) 298-3114.

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