Annual Appeal 2014

“Freedom of expression is the foundation of self-fulfillment… Church Street School offers us this opportunity.”
Harvey Keitel, Actor, Church Street School Parent.

Dear Friends of Church Street School –

As we embark on our 25th year, we reflect on the many years that music and art have filled this school and extended joyfully into the community around us. It is Church Street School’s mission to facilitate creativity, build community, and assure accessibility to students of all ages and economic means. This is why we:

  • provide free weekly choruses for children and seniors;
  • bring art and music to neighborhood events at no charge;
  • welcome the public to free programs at our open house events;
  • showcase our students in free recitals that are open to the public;
  • offer more than $50,000 annually in scholarships to students in need.

We do all of this through the generosity of our community. We do this because we know that when people come together through the arts, the world is a better place.

Please make a donation to Church Street School today. Help us continue our approach combining renowned and talented teaching artists, visionary leadership, and arts education based in best practices, which together make Church Street School an extraordinary cultural beacon for the next generation.


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Your gift will show that creativity, community building, and access to the arts are important to you too.

Be a part of our future – support Church Street School today.

With Gratitude,

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Creativity…Community …Accessibility
Make more music. Make more art.

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Dreyer

Laura Dreyer teaches piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She sat down with Director of Music Toby Wine recently to discuss her work at Church Street School and beyond.

TW: What was your early experience with music? How did you start playing?
LD: Well, I was adopted, and the story I’ve heard is that the social worker wanted to place me with a family that would appreciate art and music. My parents weren’t musicians, but they had a player piano. When I was a little kid I spent a lot of time looking at the piano rolls, learning melodies, learning about harmony, and about how the piano worked just from watching the player piano. By the time I was 6 they’d signed me up for lessons. The issue was that I had really good ears and could remember things so easily that I sort of breezed past the reading part of things – I was one of those kids. My friends would come over and show me their little Beethoven pieces they’d been working on for months, and I could play them in about a day. That kind of frustrated them. I kept it up and when I was 9, I started playing flute in school. I still wasn’t very good at reading because of my ear; I could just listen to people play and I could grab it. I could grab stuff off the radio and could play it on piano or guitar. I think that experience was good, because it was playful and fun rather than being regimented. I played because I wanted to play. Read more

Adult Open House

Monday, October 27th
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Interested in picking up an instrument again, or getting back into the swing of making music and art? Have you been feeling a lack of creativity but feel like you don’t know where to begin? Come by Church Street School on for a FREE night of art, music, wine, nibbles and fun and learn out about our affordable and flexible schedule adult classes!
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