Roberts Community Music School Roberts Community Music School This is a place where you can realize your goals, reach your potential, and enjoy your musical journey. Mission To provide a full range of the finest possible instruction and musical opportunities to persons of all ages and abilities, to increase appreciation of music and to encourage a sense of joy in learning and performing. Vision We envision a society where all people have access to individualized musical study and exploration that fosters an environment of creativity and innovation of artistic endeavors. Follow Us PROGRAMS Faculty Myles Boothroyd Saxophone “I love the opportunity to inspire those who share my passion for music. It is wonderfully rewarding when I can pass on part of what I have discovered as a performer to help someone achieve a breakthrough on his/her instrument. More importantly, teaching is a constant learning experience for me; I am always learning from my students about how to be a better educator, collaborator, and artist.” Leanne Zito Piano "There is nothing better than seeing the pride and joy that arrives in a student when overcoming a challenge. I love seeing the students grow and improve overtime." Michael Van Allen Jazz “I love when students study with me because they get a more well-rounded music education. Getting to learn the whole swing/pop thing is a fun break from all their other classes and lessons.” Ashley Moss "Teaching music to infants and toddlers is pure joy! Starting children on their musical journey is my greatest passion. It is truly a blessing to be able to watch our littlest musicians experience familiar and unfamiliar sounds, explore movement and music making, and express their own musicianship each week!" Tim Shannon Guitar "Music has always been a powerful force in my life. I hope by teaching others how to play music that their own lives can be enriched the same way mine was. It has also been my privilege to watch students develop their own artistry and relationship with music over the years. I'm thankful for every one of them and for the opportunity to be part of their journey.” What People Are Saying “I have really enjoyed my lessons with Nicole. My church music director even commented on my improved sound. :) I am very happy with what I am learning in my lessons and Nicole is "stretching" me in what I am able to accomplish.” –Ginny Ignatowski “My six-year-old son started taking piano lessons with Leanne Zito in January and he is doing great. He is a very active boy and she is great at getting him to focus. I am very impressed with how far he has come and I have even noticed improvements in his academic reading and writing skills as well!” – Anne Saleh “Shannon is a very gifted piano teacher. She knows how to challenge me and also how to let me find my own way. Shannon is very affirming and encouraging during our lessons. Her knowledge base is vast. Shannon intuitively knows how to work with me where I am and then gently move me forward. You are fortunate to have her teaching in the Roberts Community Music School.”–Pat Bradt "As a music educator myself, I find the RCMS program incredibly rewarding for my son and a great value for the high level of instruction he receives. I look forward to enrolling my daughter as well." - Matthew Nordhausen "Everyone at RCMS is so kind and helpful. The instructor I had was very qualified. Highly recommend RCMS." - Denise Spite "We are so pleased about how kind and accommodating the teacher was to my ASD son. Mike has told me that his lessons relax him-- something that is very important and rare for him." - Karen Fenton “Thank you so much for all the work you put into the intro to music ukulele class. It was a great experience for Grant and I hope that you can continue to offer home school classes in the future. The class was challenging for him but he always left encouraged and excited about what he had learned. You are a wonderful teacher and your students were excellent with the children as well. The practice sheets and videos were great tools and really helped me guide his practice at home. The performance at the end was such a nice way to celebrate all that was learned and we really enjoyed the experience.” –Elissa Glor Join Us REGISTER Register now for lessons and classes. PAYMENT You can pay with check, cash or credit card. An online payment option is now available. CALENDAR Term schedule, breaks, and special events. Getting Here Directions Campus Map Parking is free and is available on the east and northwest sides of the Cox Hall. In case you are ever ticketed by Campus Security for parking without a permit, please contact Campus Security as instructed on the ticket and it will be cancelled.