Guided by Wayne Art Center’s mission to foster a sense of community for arts education and appreciation, Wayne Art Center welcomes children and adults whether they are interested in advancing their musical education or exploring an instrument for the first time.
We work to carefully match students with the best-fit faculty member, who will design a program of music study tailored to each child’s needs. Because Wayne Art Center offers a larger music faculty than any other music school in the area, we can assure students they will be placed with the perfect teacher. We encourage all parents to schedule a complimentary first lesson so that families can feel comfortable with the student-teacher relationship.
Wayne Art Center provides individual lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, flute, oboe, and voice students begin to learn to read music from the very first lesson.
Please call 610-688-3553 to arrange an introductory lesson. To learn more about our faculty visit wayneart.org/music.
Student recitals are held three to four times each year, and students at all levels are encouraged to participate. The Music School at Wayne Art Center also offers an advanced certificate piano recital for students who qualify, as well as a summer string orchestra open to beginner through advanced students.
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 institutions. 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.
Current yearly Wayne Art Center membership is required to enroll in music lessons. Our membership year runs from September 1st – August 31st. Memberships must be purchased at the front desk prior to the first lesson. Memberships purchased after the fall session are prorated. Memberships are tax-deductible and ensure that Wayne Art Center can continue to provide the highest quality arts education on the Main Line.
Register for Honors String Orchestra
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 music education journals. Mrs. Prichard is an active performer and violin section leader in Orchestra Concordia. She is President and Co-founder of Orchestra Concordia, a not-for-profit adult community orchestra with a mission of making quality music accessible to all.
“From my near decade at the Wayne Art Center, I can say the music program is incredible. The teachers are very talented, dedicated, and passionate about teaching lifelong musicians. “ – Winston
“As a parent, I found the WAC music program welcoming and challenging. I enjoyed hearing the laughter and music coming from the music rooms over the years, and I found it encouraging to know my children were enjoying their lessons while learning.” – Janet Chung