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.
Individual lessons are scheduled according to teacher and student availability for a fee of $35 per half hour. To register for music lessons, please complete the contact form below. (Please note that all music students must be members of the Wayne Art Center to participate in lessons, orchestras and recitals.)
Violin ages 5+
Guitar ages 8+
Piano ages 5+
Double Bass ages 10+
Cello ages 5+
Flute ages 8+
Viola ages 6+
Voice ages 10+
Oboe ages 10+
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.
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.
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.
Orchestra Concordia – in residence at Wayne Art Center – is comprised of outstanding adult musicians from the Philadelphia area who come together in an atmosphere of respect and joyful camaraderie to produce orchestral music of the highest quality. The collaboration of the two arts organizations enriches the community by providing a variety of opportunities for creativity and artistic expression. Esteemed conductor Gary White provides exciting programming and soloists that delight audiences.
There are limited positions available within the orchestra for advanced volunteer adult musicians. Please contact Mrs. Joyce S. Prichard for information about joining the orchestra.
Orchestra Concordia Conductor – Gary D. White
An experienced conductor, clinician, adjudicator and instrumentalist, Gary White trained at the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians in Hancock, ME. He graduated from The New School of Music and has a Masters degree from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, where he studied conducting with Maestro Luis Biava and Professor Arthur Chodoroff. In 1999 Mr. White was appointed Music Director and Conductor of Philadelphia Sinfonia Association, where he has inspired and shaped one of the Delaware Valley’s finest youth orchestras. In 2008 Mr. White was inducted into Temple University’s “Gallery of Success”. A professional French horn player, Mr. White has performed with the Fairmount Brass Quartet; The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Concerto Soloists); Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra; Pennsylvania Sinfonia; the Harrisburg, Reading and Pottstown symphonies; as a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is heard on numerous recordings. With a conducting philosophy that focuses on the process as much as the final product of the concert, Mr. White cultivates a creative partnership that empowers musicians to make passionate music.