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Wayne Art Center’s Music Program is led by experienced teachers who understand how to nurture, encourage and guide your children from beginning to advanced levels in their chosen instrument. Because we have a large teaching faculty, we are able to help families match your child with the teacher best equipped to meet their needs. Student recitals are held three times per year in addition to a summertime string orchestra program and a separate advanced piano recital.

Private Music Lessons

Individual lessons are scheduled according to teacher and student availability for a fee of $35 per half hour. To request a music lessons, please click on the link below to complete the contact form. Wayne Art Center provides lessons in violin, guitar, piano, double bass, cello, flute, viola, voice and oboe. (Please note that all music students must be members of the Wayne Art Center to participate in lessons, orchestras and recitals.)

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Meet Our Faculty

Our music instructors come from prestigious musical backgrounds, having studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Cleveland Institute, Julliard School of Music, and Temple University among other instructors. Our teachers are also performers; they continue to work with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, and additional prominent classical music groups.

We invite you to make an appointment to meet with one of our music faculty members, and look forward to forming an exciting and rewarding musical relationship with your child.

Music Faculty

Honors String Orchestra

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Wayne Art Center’s Honors String Orchestra brings together the finest teen musicians ages 13 – 19 to rehearse and perform outstanding original works of string orchestra literature by notable composers from a variety of time periods.  Concerts often provide the opportunity for students to work with exceptional adult professional soloists.

This exciting ensemble enhances and supports school orchestra programs and provides an opportunity for home-schooled students and other outstanding young adult musicians to benefit from an ensemble experience.

Through the pursuit of musical excellence, young adults will experience the joy of music making, develop a lifelong passion for music, reinforce leadership potential, and enrich the surrounding community by sharing their talents through a high quality concert experience.

For Wayne Art Center Honors String Orchestra
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Please contact Mrs. Joyce S. Prichard at joyce@wayneart.org to arrange for an audition time.

Honors String Orchestra Conductor-Joyce S. Prichard
Joyce S. Prichard has been inspiring area youth for decades through enriching ensemble experiences. Her award-winning groups have garnered attention at the state and national level. She has served as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout Pennsylvania, and conducted youth ensembles in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Her articles on string pedagogy have appeared in numerous state and national music educators journals.  Mrs. Prichard is an active performer and violin section leader in the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, and is co-founder of Orchestra Concordia, an adult community orchestra in residence at Wayne Art Center.