Happy Holidays from the Cunningham Music School! As we work our way through the final month of 2020, we’re looking forward to 2021 with excitement!

In our King of Prussia location (and in our virtual school), we’re thrilled to announce that Charles DePasquale, string teacher extraordinaire, has slots open in his weekend morning studio!

Raised in a very musical family, whose father Joseph dePasquale, the former Principal Violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Mr. D started cello lessons at an early age with his uncle Francis dePasquale; a cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also studied with: Samuel Mayes, William Stokking, Orlando Cole & Mihaly Virizlay, Throughout his extensive professional performance career, Mr. D has played with several known music organizations in the area, including: the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops, the Concerto Soloists, the Delaware Symphony & the Allentown Symphony. Currently, he performs with the Ocean City Pops, the Reading Symphony, the Kennett Symphony and his own chamber ensemble, the Main Line Chamber Players. Charles maintains a studio of string players from beginner to advanced, and also welcomes adults into his studio (in fact, he has three adult beginners right now!).

In our Cherry Hill location (and in our virtual school), we’re excited to announce that we are starting a guitar program, headed up by Pat D’Aprile!

Pat D’Aprile studied guitar performance and music education at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University. Mr. D’Aprile studied Flamenco guitar in Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario, Antonion Gabarri Jimenez, and David Serva; Jazz Guitar with Brian Betz and Joe Federico; and classical guitar with Joe Mayes. He has had Master classes with Manolo Sanlucar, Raphael Riqueni, Enrique de Melchor,Felipe Maya, Merengue de Cordoba, Paco Serrano, Pascual de Lorca, Santiago Moreno, Gerardo Nunez. He is thrilled to start the guitar program at the Cunningham Music School and is qualified and happy to welcome musicians of all ages and experience levels.

We’re happy to help you give the gift of music this holiday season.

Our online school has students studying from three different countries (we have students in Japan, Canada, and right here with us in the United States), and our in-person lessons program is growing and growing (at a safe social distance)! Despite the challenges that this year has presented us with, we have been so lucky to have a year of community and musical growth, thanks to students like you. As a thank you, the Cunningham Music School is happy to offer 3 hours of lessons (3 full hour lessons or 6 half hour lessons) to new students for $120. Fill out the form below and one of our staff members will reach out to you to match you with an educator that will help your musician connect with their gift. Gift cards can be emailed or mailed through USPS.

 

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