October is Arts & Humanities month and the Queen Anne’s County Art Council’s Centre for the Arts celebrates with class offerings in voice, violin, viola and cello. Violinist Caitlin Patton teaches students of all levels, from the basics of how to hold the instrument and bow, and play simple songs to skill building, tone and reading music. Lessons are individualized to the age and skill level of each student. This class is held in the Centre’s upstairs studio. Please contact the Centre regarding accessibility requirements if needed. Classes are four week, one-half-hour private sessions booked on a first-come first served basis from 3 to 7 p.m. and begin on Monday, October 29. Ages 5 and up. $140 for Arts Council members and $155 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is October 19.
Patton has performed as a violinist and violist with orchestras including the Dover Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and Greater Philadelphia Honors Orchestra. She has been teaching since 2002 and giving private lessons since 2003. She has also taught public school students through a program by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.###