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East End Arts to Offer Private and Group Music Lessons on the South Fork (posted August 8, 2016)

East End Arts to Offer Private and Group Music Lessons on the South Fork (posted August 8, 2016)

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East End Arts to Offer Private and Group Music Lessons on the South Fork
Starting September 2016 at Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center

(RIVERHEAD, NY, August 8, 2016) – East End Arts is pleased to announce it will open a South Fork satellite of its School of the Arts in collaboration with the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center (BHCCRC). Starting in Fall, private and group music lessons will be offered on Saturdays at BHCCRC campus, located at 551 Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, NY.

Since 1995, East End Arts experienced faculty members have been sharing the joy of music with beginners, advanced students and all levels in between on a wide variety of musical instruments. Lessons are open to the public and available to students of all ages and abilities. At its South Fork satellite location in Bridgehampton, the East End Arts School will offer private music lessons for children and adults in voice, violin, guitar, piano, and band and orchestral instruments. Programs will commence the week of September 12, 2016. In addition, group guitar lessons will be offered at the Bridgehampton satellite on Saturday mornings during the Fall 2016 semester, and more group lessons will be added in 2017. At its main Riverhead campus, the East End Arts School’s music program has 200 students each semester; as well as visual and other arts programming for children and adults of all ages and levels. Advance registration is required for all private and group music lessons by contacting the East End Arts School at education@eastendarts.org or 631-369-2171.

Diane Giardi, East End Arts Education Director comments: “East End Arts is thrilled to have this opportunity to answer the demand for music instruction on the South Fork. By partnering with BHCCRC, we are able to better serve our East End community by offering a conveniently-located satellite of our School’s main Riverhead campus, and at the same time provide scholarships to local children who otherwise would not have the life-changing opportunity to learn a musical instrument.”

Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Executive Director of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center comments: "I have always been passionate about music and its importance in educational development. BHCCRC launched its music program in 2015 upon the success of our first Jazz for Jennings event and trumpeter, Jon Faddis' workshops for our kids that Summer. We are very excited to be able to expand to instruments beyond our keyboards with our new partnership with East End Arts. This is a fabulous opportunity to bring music into the lives of children and their families on the South Fork."

East End Arts Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Freyre, Guitar and Bass; Group Guitar Lessons Instructor
Joseph Freyre is a musician and music educator with a BA in Jazz Guitar Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Masters Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. Joseph has studied under Jack Wilkins, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz and others and has taught in various school systems including Patchogue, Shirley and Center Moriches. His emphasis is in jazz/rock electric guitar, electric bass, classical guitar, theory and jazz and symphonic band. Joseph performs actively with his own band “Souled Out” and has performed in the Manhattan School of Music Big Band, The Michigan Jazz Festival – where he headlined – and The Roland Jazz Latin Band.

Music lessons are available year-round in East End Arts' Riverhead and Bridgehampton locations. For more information and to register, please call the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171. Registrars are available to discuss choosing a teacher and assist with selecting preferred day and time. Scholarship opportunities are available for private lessons and group classes, based on financial need. Scholarships for music are made possible by public and private funding. Scholarship applications are available at http://www.eastendarts.org/school/scholarships.html. All lesson pricing information can be found on our website at http://www.eastendarts.org/school/private.html.

About East End Arts
East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. For 45 years, East End Arts has been proud to celebrate and serve our diverse community of visual artists, musicians, and theatrical performers – both young and experienced – through exhibitions, performances, and events; as well as to provide leadership for the cultural development of the five East End towns. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.

About the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center (“The Center”) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization serving, for the most part, but not limited to, the lower income African-American and growing immigrant populations in Bridgehampton and surrounding communities. It is the purpose of The Center to deliver the highest quality educational and recreational programs to local children, youth and their families. The Center is committed to motivating the children and participating adults to achieve their maximum potential.

For more information, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or education@eastendarts.org.

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East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefits the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.