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Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Education: Piano Teacher Says Music Plays Key Role in Children’s Development

Patrick Fink, 27, a piano instructor and professional musician, has taught music since 2006. Fink has taught private lessons from his home in Roxborough for nearly 10 years, and has traveled to give lessons in the surrounding Pennsylvania/New Jersey region as well. The majority of his students are from grades nine through 12, but he […]

 

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

Germantown: Cunningham Piano Donated an Organ for The Papal Events

The Cunningham Piano Company donated a digital organ for the Papal services that concluded yesterday with Pope Francis leading a mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  “I’m a musician, and, of course, I’m a business owner, so this works with all of my passions together,” said Cunningham co-owner Rich Galassini (pictured above). The Cunningham team […]

 

Kensington: Ministry Keeps Musical Dreams Alive

Kensington: Ministry Keeps Musical Dreams Alive

Saturday afternoons inside The West Kensington Ministry are filled with the voices of excited young kids and the melodies floating off of the instruments they are so diligently learning to play. The West Kensington Ministry music program began within the last year and was put together by Caroline LaRochelle with the help of the ministry’s […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi and Shanell Simmons

Cedar Park: Piano Academy Encourages Young Learners

Cedar Park: Piano Academy Encourages Young Learners

Situated on the corner of 47th Street near Cedar Avenue sits a small 300-square-foot studio that teaches more than just piano. The Philadelphia Suzuki Piano Academy, open since 2010, is following Shinichi Suzuki’s style of music education. “It works the same way as language. When children hear music around them, not just the notes to […]

 By Kelsey Doenges

Germantown: The Music of Maplewood Studios

Germantown: The Music of Maplewood Studios

Maplewood Music Studio, located on 47 West Maplewood Mall, is set up much like an apartment. If you open the first door to your left, you walk down and narrow hallway, which eventually opens up into a living room. The room is filled with only the necessities – a baby grand piano sits in the […]

 By Lucy Mushi and Ashlyn Coyne

Fairhill: Raices Culturales Brings Diverse Latino Culture in the Community

Fairhill: Raices Culturales Brings Diverse Latino Culture in the Community

As you walk north of  Fifth Avenue toward Somerset Street in the business strip of Fairhill you  will pass by an important cultural organization. Raices Culturales  Latino Americana or Latin American Cultural Roots, with the rear entrance at the corner of North Fifth Street and Somerset Street, is a place to visit for anybody interested in […]