Community Music School

Music and Theatre

Spring 2021 - January 25 – May 8 – 13 weeks 

Covid-19: We have been successfully teaching lessons via Zoom, Skype or other on-line platforms since March of this year, due to the virus. Edinboro University policy mandates that all fall 2020 music lessons be taught on line. We shall return to in-person teaching as soon as policy allows. Alexander Music Center building will be closed all this year, and the CMS office will be managed from off campus, not in person. Please convey your questions, requests and registrations via the on-line url and/or email: Thank you!

Click here for the CMS Spring 2021 flyer. If you already know your teacher’s rate, you may register online here.

Lessons in Guitar, Voice, Piano, Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Violin, Violin, Viola, Flute, Saxophone, Recorder, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba are available and are taught via Zoom or other on line programs. Partial tuition scholarships may be available.

Dates and Times - The day and time of your lesson is determined by mutual agreement between you and your teacher. Please contact to be connected with a teacher, and for information on that teacher’s tuition rate. 

Scholarship assistance – There are limited funds to assist needy students with partial tuition, thanks to the Dougie Bleu Horton Memorial Scholarship fund. Please see the flyer for details, and make sure to complete all three steps by the January 23 deadline for consideration. Late applications for scholarship may be considered as funds allow.

Recitals – shall take place at the end of Spring Semester via Zoom. Should COVID-19 restrictions be lifted, Recitals may take place in Alexander Music Center’s Recital Hall.

EU Community Music School Faculty

Guitar - Mr. Jay Byham
Voice - Dr. Mary Beth Armes
Piano - Dr. Elizabeth Etter, Ms. Sara Adams, Ms. Elizabeth Henninger, Ms. Anita Szymanski
Suzuki Piano** - Ms. Sara Adams
Suzuki Violin* - Ms. Maria Lyon
Violin and Viola - Mr. Howard Lyon
Flute - Ms. LeAnne Wistrom
Saxophone – Dr. Allen Zurcher
Recorder – Ms. Sara Adams
Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba - Ms. Jillian Melchitzky, Mr. Gregory Moore
Percussion - Mr. Bradley Amidon
Clarinet - Ms. Mari Howells (on leave)

*Suzuki Violin FAQ 1-2

*Maria Lyon’s Suzuki violin studio

**Sara Adams’ Suzuki piano studio

Contact Us

Music and Theatre
Alexander Music Center
110 Kiltie Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2555

Gary Grant, PhD
Department Chair
114 and 127 William P. Alexander Music Center
Phone: 814-732-2792