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.
"I was fortunate enough to attend the first Friday night student recital. The students provided remarkable performances which were most impressive. I could not help but think how well this speaks for Rhapsody Arts Center and for the quality of faculty that provide such amazing music education. I can think of nothing that would be better for promoting Rhapsody Arts Center than that student recital. The faculty can be very proud of the work they have done with the students. Congratulations to all who were involved in the recital!" - John Emmons