Music school opens on March 1 in Nevada City
The Greenhouse School of Music, a non-profit music school organized by a dedicated group of local business people, will provide comprehensive music education to kids and adults in the community.
All is not doom and gloom on the education front in Nevada County — a new music school is set to open in Nevada City on March 1. The Greenhouse School of Music, a non-profit music school organized by a dedicated group of local business people, will provide comprehensive music education to kids and adults in the community.
The goal of the school is to cover all aspects of the music business. In addition to classes in an extensive variety of instruments and vocal styles for both individuals and groups, there will also be instruction in music theory, composition, songwriting, electronic studio production and performance. Technical classes, geared toward job placement, include hands-on stagehand classes, live sound, sound and video recording and editing. There will also be movement and rhythm classes for infants and toddlers.
All classes, workshops and camps will be taught by both local and visiting professional musicians. As the program progresses, music education will be brought into the schools through volunteer docents and field trips.
“The Greenhouse School of Music will fill an important need for kids here in Nevada County,” said Stu Wolfson, a local business owner and president of the Board. “Music speaks to all ages, and is an especially powerful means of expression for kids. With unavoidable cutbacks in school programs, we felt it necessary to provide quality, comprehensive educational opportunities for our kids — either for their own enrichment, or as preparation for careers in the music business.”
The school is located at 138 New Mohawk Road in Nevada City and can be reached at (530) 265-8200 or by visiting www.greenhouseschoolofmusic.org. Business hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.