2012-2013: Rhapsody Arts Center conducts its “Pennies for Pianos” fundraiser to purchase five new acoustic pianos. Rhapsody hopes to become the only “all acoustic” studio in the area, improving the quality of music instruction by replacing electronic instruments. Students and their families can bring pennies and other change to Rhapsody for the piano piggy bank, a decommissioned piano that has been painted and re-purposed by Rhapsody art students and faculty. The piano piggy bank makes cool musical sounds when you drop in a coin! All donations are warmly accepted.
"As a parent of a 6-year-old who is taking combo lessons at Rhapsody, I thoroughly agree with this approach. Piano and voice support each other so nicely. Whether it's technique (posture, reading notes, understanding timing) or grace (musicality, interpretation, making music for its own sake), the learning is exponential when you combine the two. From a practical standpoint, it's so convenient to have both skills taught in one lesson."- Michelle P.