Enrollment open for Bravo! Vail’s 2015-16 After-School Piano Program
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What: Bravo! Vail’s After-School Piano Program.
When: Application deadline is Friday, Oct 9.
Where: Brush Creek Elementary School, Edwards Interfaith Chapel, Gypsum Town Council Chambers, Homestake Peak Expeditionary Learning School, Lake County Intermediate School, Red Sandstone Elementary and WECMRD Field House.
Cost: $100 for 20 lessons.
EAGLE COUNTY — Bravo! Vail is kicking off its 2015-16 After-School Piano Program next month at locations throughout Eagle and Lake counties. The program offers children in grades two through eight the opportunity to learn fundamental musical concepts and basic music reading skills in weekly, half-hour-long lessons from October through April.
Class sizes are kept small to ensure individualized attention for each student, and the lessons are taught by accomplished piano teachers under the direction of Keelin Davis, Bravo! Vail’s new education and community engagement coordinator.
“I am so happy there is something like this offered in our community,” said Arzu Basyildlz, parent of a four-year Bravo! Vail Piano Program participant. “Children will realize later how amazing this opportunity is and how much it helped them succeed in the future. The After-School Piano Program helped my son to open up and have a better view and perspective. I believe with all my heart that it is because of music that my son does so well in academics, especially math.”
The Piano Program is available to all interested students, with a nominal $100 fee for 20 classes. Through the efforts of Bravo! Vail and generous donors, scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. The Piano Program has become Bravo! Vail’s flagship education program during the academic year.
More than 140 Participants
Bravo! Vail is dedicated to enriching people’s lives through the power of music by not only producing the finest performances at the summer festival, but also fostering music education and promoting a lifelong appreciation of the arts through the After-School Piano Program. In the 2014-15 school year, more than 140 students participated in the program, which included more than 300 hours of after-school musical instruction.
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