A lovely note to a teacher from their students! We love how music makes beautiful children!
Malvern School of Music
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This intimate concert experience will allow you to enjoy performances of songs by those who wrote them as well as interpretations of songs that have inspired them. Be prepared to laugh and (possibly) cry as they bare heart and soul sharing stories behind their own original songs. All are welcome!
Listen to samples of their music here:
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. The concert is free, but a free-will offering is recommended.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free. The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312. The church is one block from the Berwyn train station (Septa's Paoli-Thorndale line).
Schmata Productions, a non-profit, volunteer run, community youth theater now in its 12th season, is holding auditions for Hairspray, Jr in Malvern, PA. Performances will be in June at West Chester University MainStage Theater.
This group is great for experienced and non-experienced performers! Auditions are for parts but ensemble only members are invited to join us without audition. Please email Directors@SchmataProductions for more information.
Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions. Started by Michael J. and his sons, Michael Gilbert and Petie (multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right), they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material that stretches the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond.
Local friends and musicians joining the Ronstadt Brothers on stage include singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt. There is no charge for admission but a free will offering of $20 per person is recommended.
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Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike). Parking is free. The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312. The church is one block from the Berwyn train station (Septa's Paoli-Thorndale line).
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Our staff strives, through our individual lessons, ensembles, and classroom instruction, to provide our students with a holistic approach to music. We believe that, in order to make great music, students must not only master the technical aspects of their instrument, but also learn to listen and interpret. We encourage students to play together, and listen to one another as they
Operating as usual
And our final recital of the day! Gianna, Quinn, Nirvaan, Bella, Tia, and Melody - you were awesome!
Also, special thanks to MSOM teachers Ms Kathryn, Ms Claire, Ms Lynne, Ms Bonnie, Ms Jennifer, Ms Barbara, and Dr Leo for preparing their students for today!
Fall recital #2! Congratulations to Deven, Katherine, Ahana, Nola, Lucy, and Caitlin - you were fantastic!
Our very first fall recital day! In our first recital, we heard from Joey, Abigail, Ollie, Keo, Ara, Sam, and Wyatt! You were all wonderful! Congratulations!
2nd of 2 recitals! Gianna, Abigail, Paige, Eva, Claire, Nirvaan, Joey, Ankan, and Isabella - you were all FANTASTIC!!
Spring (or early summer!) recital #1! Deven, Katherine, Tia, Ahana, Ryan, Alex, Nivriti, and Jace - you were all AMAZING!!
Winter recital 4:30pm! Abigail, Jonathan, Caitlin, Nadia, Vivienne, Eva, Claire, Bianca, and Tanish - excellent performances!!
Winter recital 3pm! Katherine, Mia, Juliet, Sofia, Graysen, Parker, Ahana, Gio, Vincent, Anthony, and Cara - such wonderful music performances!!
Winter recital 1:30pm! Nivi, Gianna, Emma R., Zoe, Finn, Isabella, Rachel, Emma E, and Celine - you were all fantastic!
We are here and open 12-4!! Live music 1-3!! Flash sale 1-3!!
On Small Business Saturday, November 26, MSOM will be open 1-3 pm for potential students' families to purchase 4 lessons on the instrument of their choice for $115. The lessons must be taken on 4 consecutive weeks by March 31, 2023. You'll need to come in person on 11/26 between 1-3 pm and payment (cash or check only) is expected at the time of purchase. Arrangements for lessons may be made whenever you are ready to do so. This is an excellent gift, at a significant discount, for parents/grandparents to purchase for the holidays!
Additionally, all current students' families who would like to pre-pay 4 lessons for January at a 10% discount, may take advantage of this great holiday gift! The same details apply - come in person between 1-3 pm and payment (cash or check) is expected at the time of purchase.
While you are here, visit with members of the Malvern Historical Commission and the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, stop up in the recital hall to listen to some holiday music, and look at our decorated windows! Take a stroll through town to see other decorated windows and get some of your holiday shopping done!
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Malvern School of Music has 2 group offerings coming soon!
Are You Ready to Uke? A beginner ukulele group for children 5-10 years old on Saturday mornings. This is a 6-week session beginning on October 8th from 10-10:45am. Beginner ukulele students will learn how to play some simple songs in a group setting. Spaces are limited and there are a few ukuleles that can be rented for the session if needed. Preregistration required.
Morning Music for Mini Musicians! A group music session for children 18 months through 5 years old and a caregiver on Tuesday mornings. This is a 6 week session (no session on 11/1) beginning on October 11th from 10:30-11:15am. Come sing, move, and play instruments and work on developmental skills and learn pre-music skills. Spaces are limited. Preregistration required.
Visit our website at https://malvernschoolofmusic.com/programs for more information. Call 267-674-8898 or email [email protected] to register!
Malvern School of Music 19 E King Street (Rear), Malvern, PA 19355
Malvern School of Music will be hosting a FREE class for children 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver on Saturday, October 1 from 10:30-11:15 in conjunction with Kids Music Day! Come sing, move, and play instruments and learn some pre-music skills!
Preregistration is required as there are limited spots! Call 267-674-8898 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot by 9/29!
3 amazingly successful recitals were held today! Here are some pictures of some of the stars! Each of you performed wonderfully this evening! I know you made your teachers proud!
Congratulations to MSOM clarinet student, Sean Lock!
Instrumental music awards
John Philip Sousa Band Award - Logan Madden
National Orchestra Award - Maya Leibowitz
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Sean Lock
Summer offerings at MSOM!! Email [email protected] for more info on how to register. Registration deadline is May 15th!
So good to see this program going again! Thanks to former owner Dave Stoltzfus and many current and former students for helping to fundraise for it in the past!
One final room to share - our new recital hall! Teachers teaching in this room include Mr Dwight McIntosh teaching piano, Ms Bonnie Sumerfield teaching piano, and Ms Lynne Frederick teaching piano! This room will also be used for music groups hopefully as soon as this summer!
Malvern School of Music will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 19th from 1-3pm for anyone who would like to stop in and see our lovely new space! Stop by, say hi, and take a look around! (Snow date is Saturday March 26th)
Two more of our new teaching spaces - the Bach Room and the Santana Room! See captions for more information about the teachers using these rooms!
Three of our new teaching rooms - The Clapton Room, The Ellington Room, and The Mendelssohn Room! We are still in the process of making the spaces more homey - expect more personalization in the future! See captions for more info about each!
If You Want Smarter Kids Teach Them Music, Not Coding, According To MIT Most parents want their children to be intelligent and successful. And while some experts have pushed parents to teach their children coding, new research is pointing to music as the gateway to smarter kids. While coding does allow for a great advantage when it comes to technology, it lacks many ben...
Our spacious new waiting area! Currently not open for waiting due to Covid, but hopefully will be soon!
OUR NEW HOME!!
MSOM is so excited to share that we have moved! You can find us in our new wonderful space at 19 E King Street Rear (behind Malvern Pizza)!
Keep an eye on this page for more pictures and an open house date coming soon!
Happy Holidays everyone!! ❤
Piano teacher Kathryn Hockenbury at 12 West Boutique until 4!
The Dugan Family Trio! MSOM’s multi-talented teacher, Dr Leo Dugan and his son and daughter (also very talented!)! At Whitford Flowers at Malvern until 3!
Guitar teacher Erik Ryde and his musical duo partner Anna - the duo is known as YAER - at Scoops and Smiles until 3!
The very talented Tony D’Addono at the Flying Pig until 2 today!
Come see some of MSOM’s talented teachers performing on King Street today!
Tony D’Addono - 12-2pm at the Flying Pig
YAER - Erik Ryde and duo partner Anna - 1-3pm at Scoops and Smiles
The Dugan Family Trio - Leo Dugan and his children - 1-3pm at Whitford Flowers at Malvern
Kathryn Hockenbury - 2-4pm at 12 West Boutique
So very true!
MSOM is so pleased to share the latest song from Atlas Gray with you! Jon Stoltzfus, son of MSOM founder Dave Stoltzfus, is the drummer in this band!
From Dave: This song has a wonderful message that is quite timely. The release is a huge deal for the band. It is the title track to their full length album that will be released October 15th.
It is the culmination of 11 years of playing together and 2 years of writing, recording and preparing for the release. I'll give you a sense of what when into it and who's been involved.
- 2000 hours of recording, producing, writing and mixing
- 4 days in Nashville to have it mixed by Eddie Spear who is a grammy winning mix engineer
- Currently Working with Billy Burrs, a radio promoter who was a VP at RCA records and promoted bands like Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters
- String arrangements were recorded by the Prague national orchesta in Prague
You can find this track on streaming services now!
Atlas Gray - Through The Dark [Official Video] Through The DarkDownload/Stream on your favorite platform: https://found.ee/atlasgray_throughthedarkSubscribe: https://atlasgray.fanbridge.com/Official Websi...
Virtual recital #3 is in the books! TERRIFIC performances by Greyson C, Caitlin B, Luke B, Nate H, Patrick H, Giovanni N, Scarlett J, Matthew B, and Serena B! Thanks also to their teachers (Ms Bonnie, Ms Kathryn, Mr Peter, and Mr Leo)! We appreciate all the audience members as well!
Spring virtual recital number 2 has just ended! Thanks to Julianna M, Maximus C, Scarlette C, Henry C, Cara D, Tanish G, Shaan G, and Ashlyn M for LOVELY performances! Thanks also to their teachers (Ms Bonnie, Ms Lynne, and Mr Tony) for preparing them!
Congratulations and many thanks to the students and families who just participated in MSOM's very first virtual recital! Owen L, Rachel W, Keerthi N, Lucy C, Charlie C, Zoe B, Grace R, Liam R, Abigail D, and Emily D, you were all FANTASTIC! Thanks also to their teachers (Ms Kathryn, Mr Tony, and Ms Lynne) for helping to prepare the students!
MSOM teacher Dr. Leonardo M Dugan and his daughter and son performing at Whitford Flowers at Malvern NOW!
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Our staff strives, through our individual lessons, classroom instruction, and small ensembles, to provide our students with a holistic approach to music. We believe that, in order to make great music, students must not only master the technical aspects of their instrument, but also learn to listen and interpret. We help students to understand the historical and cultural backdrop that influenced the genre of music in which they are interested. We help them master the technical aspects of their instrument, and gain an understanding of music theory, critical listening, musicianship and notation. Finally, we encourage students to play together, and listen to one another as they shape their sound as a group.
Bonnie Sumerfield (Classical Pianist)
Bonnie holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory and a Master of Music in Accompanying from West Chester University. Ms. Sumerfield has been on the staff at Millersville University, the University of Delaware, West Chester University and Settlement Music School as both teacher and collaborative artist
Nicole Atkinson (Piano and Flute)
Nicole received a bachelors of music in music education from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Her primary instrument is flute and her ensemble experience includes the renowned Band of the Hour Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Flute Choir, Woodwind Chamber Group and Flute Quartets. She is currently teaching general music at East Goshen Elementary School in West Chester, PA
Dr. Leonardo Dugan (Pianist, Jazz Saxophonist, Music Theory and Composition Tutor)
Leo holds a Doctorate and Masters of Philosophy / Composition, and Bachelor of Music from the Univsity of Pennsylvania. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theory/Composition at West Chester University, where he has taught Theory I, II, and IV, Fundamentals of Music, Aural Skills I, II, III, IV, and Advanced Chromatic Harmony. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Applied Music (Saxophone/Jazz Ensemble) at Immaculata University
Lynne Frederick, MM, MT-BC (Music Therapist, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele)
Lynne is a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she received a Master’s in Music with a concentration in Music Therapy and Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelors in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. She has worked with children with various abilities through work at the Kardon Institute / Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, PA), where she was responsible for creating and overseeing the Music Therapy Internship program, the Academy of Community Music (Fort Washington, PA), where she oversaw 15 music therapists and the data collection for music in the Head Start program, and the Center on Central (Paoli, PA), where she conducts music groups and individual sessions for children of all ages and abilities.
John Dickinson (Percussion / Drum Set)
John is a graduate of Berklee School of Music. He plays in two great local bands. The funk Band, Universal Funk Order, and the Reggae Band, Spookey Speaky. You can even find him playing Gospel tunes from time to time at Covenant Presbyterian Church. It goes without saying, John is a versatile drummer and a great instructor. Here is a link of his Reggae band performing a Bob Marley Tribute at the World Cafe Live.
Kyle Almedia (Violin / Viola)
Kyle is currently a Junior at Temple University's Boyer College of Music, double majoring in Music Education and Violin Performance. An active orchestral and pit musician, Kyle has played in the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Temple University Opera Orchestra, and Temple University Theatre Pit. He helps direct Temple’s Community Music Scholars Program String Orchestras, which are made up of students mainly from the city of Philadelphia. Kyle has been playing violin since the age of 5 and has studied with Inna Nedorezov and Barbara Sonies. Additionally he maintains a private studio in Montgomery County teaching elementary and middle school students violin and viola and is a freelance musician playing in pits and various other events.
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Piano lessons for beginners to advanced. From pop, rock, jazz to classical. I can also tune and serv