News and Events
current happenings & updates from Westport Music
What's up with "The Gig"?
We're very pleased to once again be teaching students to play and create music as a group. Our new band program is called The Gig Center at Westport.
We have already introduced the program with free trial sessions for both kids and adults during May and June. Both programs drew enthusiastic responses. Our first official "Gig" program is currently underway for adults, and we're enrolling students in our week-long summer camp, which will meet Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 to 3:30 the week of July 31.
Music Center customers should know that you can always reach us at our regular phone number or email address, but if you're inquiring about The Gig Center, we recommend calling our dedicated Gig line, at (203) 292-8934. You may have already received email from firstname.lastname@example.org
We have set up a separate web site for The Gig Center: gigcenterwestport.com.
We also have a facebook page.
(You'll see that on 4/26/17, even though we hadn't yet held a single class, Frank Perrouna, of the School of Rock in Fairfield, offered a one-star review...so we guess we're in business!)
We've done a lot of renovation to the back area of the Music Center, where our drum and woodwind studios are. We're fully equipped with great amps, microphones, etc. We'll also engage students in a variety of fun & educational musically-related activities while they're here.
We hope you'll take a moment to check out the website, maybe like us on facebook, and hopefully enroll in one of our exciting programs. We look forward to hearing from you.
Steve & Chris
The Westport Music Center is delighted to congratulate our many students who have been accepted to the Connecticut Music Educator's Western Region Middle School or High School band and/or orchestra, and the All State Festival.We also extend our congratulations to their private instructors, Fred Scerbo and Andrew Willmott. Well done!
The following students were selected to perform in the Western Region High School Festival on January 13 and 14 (snow dates Jan. 20 & 21) at Staples High School, or the Middle School Festival on March 17 and 18 at Wilton High School:
The students listed above were selected through the CMEA's rigorous audition process, from among applicants throughout Connecticut's Western Region. Having made "regionals", the high school students will also have the opportunity to audition for the "All State Festival" on January 28. The All State Festival takes place March 30 & April 1 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford.
The spring semester is nearly concluded. Limited times are still available, for the remainder of the spring semester, as well as for summer lessons. Please contact us for additional info.
All students are encouraged to please check our calendar page for other important dates.
Redecorating (Summer 2016):
We made some changes over the summer, renovating our drum studio, and removing the huge shelving units that we in the middle of the store. Things are "opened up" considerably!
Looking ahead to potential weather-related closures/postponed lessons:
- All postponed lessons will be made up by extending the spring semester.
- We do not necessarily follow the Westport Public Schools closures, delays, early dismissals, etc.
- In the event that we do postpone lessons, we will update our website and voicemail immediately. The website will offer brief info on our homepage, with further details here on our current events page. We also update the "hours" page regarding store closures, etc. The voicemail can be reached at (203) 259-7615.
- In the event of widespread power outages, we may not be able to update the website. (Also, you may not have internet access.) However, we are generally able to update the voicemail. So...if we're experiencing bad weather and the website does not have up-to-date information, please try to give us a call at (203) 259-7615.
- The Westport Music Center has a facebook page and twitter account! In the event of crazy weather, you could also check for updates there:
twitter: @wsptmusic, https://twitter.com/wsptmusic. In the event that we have internet service, but are unable to update our website here at westportmusic.com, we'll post any news on the facebook page and on twitter.
Recitals are for piano, brass, woodwind, voice, violin, viola, cello, and string bass students. Guitar, electric bass, and drum students do not have recitals. Student participation is encouraged, but not mandatory.
Recitals are generally held on Sundays near the end of the spring semester, at the Unitarian Church in Westport. Info regarding the 2017 recital schedule will be posted here as soon as any details are available.
DIRECTIONS to the UNITARIAN CHURCH:
Take Exit 42. Head North on Route 57 for .8 of a mile. At the traffic light, make a right onto Lyons Plain Road. The church is 1/4 mile on the right
Take exit 17. Make a left onto Route 33 North. Follow Route 33 North for two miles until Route 33 intersects with Route 57 at the Kings Highway traffic light. Turn right onto Route 57 North. Follow 57 North for 1.5 miles until you reach the Exit 42 underpass for the Merritt Parkway. Follow the directions from the Merritt Parkway, above.
The Unitarian Church:
Be sure to check our calendar and or business hours regarding closures, holiday-season hours, summer hours and lesson scheduling.
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