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.
"The faculty at Rhapsody Arts should be congratulated for the remarkable recital of Chopin and Liszt music. It provided one of the most interesting experiences for me. Having the concert performed in the salon style seating arrangement was excellent and tended to draw the observers intimately into the performance. The music and the commentary on the pieces played were most enjoyable. It surely provided a tremendous evening of entertainment." - J.E.