EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 26, 2013

Salem club offers music lessons


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Among its many exciting activities, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is offering a summer music program.

This program was inspired this past winter around the idea of making music affordable and accessible to anyone who is willing to learn. Over time, college students also pursuing music, joined the list of instructors.

The music program includes weekly private lessons and ensemble rehearsals available for students in grades 1-12. Private lessons are offered for flute, piano (for beginners), saxophone, trumpet, French horn, guitar, bass and trombone.

Ensembles are available to all woodwind and brass instruments. These include duets, trios, quartets, quintets, flute choir, jazz combos and more. These will develop a child’s confidence, independence, and musicianship. The availability of these ensembles depend on the instrumentation and level of all students participating.

The program started this week and ends with a concert on Friday, Aug. 9. All lessons and rehearsals will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem in the music room, located in the Teen Center. They will be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., although extended times may be available.

All lessons are $15 per 30 minutes and students participating in ensembles pay a flat rate of $64 for the entire eight weeks.

All students participating must be a member of the Boys & Girls Club, though they do not need to be registered for summer camp. Students who are members and attending summer camp will be scheduled around their field trips.

The Boys & Girls Club is truly a “positive place for kids” in that they provide so many opportunities for children to learn and grow. For more information or to register, email musiclessons@salembgc.org, call 898-7709 or visit the Club at 3 Geremonty Drive.