Upcoming Recital

Don’t forget to sign up for the Winter Recital! There are still a few spaces available. The Winter Recital will be held on Saturday, Dec 15th at the Western CT State University performing arts center, with sections at 1, 2,3 and 4:00. Hope to see you there!

Happy Thanksgiving

We are closing at 7 tonight, happy Thanksgiving! Opening back up on Friday at 10 am.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We are closed this Thursday November 22nd for Thanksgiving, we are OPEN Friday November 23rd regular hours 10-7.

Winter Recital Signup Announcement

Sign up now for our Winter Recital

To be held Saturday December 15th from 1-4 at the Western CT State University Performing Arts Center in Danbury, CT. Sign ups start November 1st!

Open Columbus Day

We are OPEN on Monday, October 8th normal business hours! Stop by and visit!

Introducing

The studio would like to welcome it’s newest woodwinds instructor: Vinny Brophy!

Vinny Brophy is a graduate from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Classical Performance for saxophone. Vinny has been studying the saxophone since he was ten, and began playing with combos at thirteen. At fourteen, Vinny began his study of guitar and bass, and while in college added the flute and clarinet to his studies.

Vinny has studied under various saxophone teachers including Mark Rivera, Javier Oviedo, Dave Noland and Dr. Dan Goble. Vinny is a current instructor for the Newtown Nighthawks marching band.

Vinny has performed in various pits across Connecticut, playing shows such as the Wizard of Oz, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Gypsy, Shrek and more. In jazz combos and rock bands, Vinny has played in numerous venues in Connecticut and New York.

Holiday Reminder

Just a reminder we will be closed Monday for Labor Day – Sept. 3

Dick Dale Visits

Legendary Dick Dale, King of surf guitar, and his bass player stopped into Southbury music today.

Introducing Rachel Meriem

The studio would like to welcome it’s newest guitar instructor: Rachel Merriam!

Rachel Merriam is currently completing her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance at Western Connecticut State University with a concentration in Jazz Guitar. She started playing guitar at age 9, and played her first gig at age 12. At age 16 she started playing with funk groups S.O.N.S of Funk and Smoovtime, led by Parliament Funkadelic drummer Rico Lewis, playing gigs in the New England and New York area as well as music festivals in Ohio and Indiana.

Rachel has had the privilege of studying with guitarist Christopher Morrison since high school. She has also studied theory and improvisation with saxophonist, pianist and arranger Jon Blanck. At WestConn, Rachel has had the opportunity to play with pianist Orrin Evans and trumpeter Sean Jones as part of their guest artist series. She also works as musical director for recording artist Samantha Cole’s Vocal Showcases.

Rachel loves playing music of all styles, and working with students of all ages and levels. She can be seen playing gigs in the tri-state area with various jazz groups, S.O.N.S of Funk, and the reggae/rock band Bahama Mama & the Painkillers.

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