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Wirth Center for the Performing Arts Programs

Music Instruction | Early Childhood Instruction | Dance | Salon se Léve | Young Artist World Piano Festival | School of Rock

Private and Group Instruction:

We offer quality music instruction by our highly trained faculty for both private and group learning opportunities. Our piano training may include Dr. Paul Wirth's wonderful gravity -based piano technique. As Artistic Director, he hires and trains our teachers in his unique piano technique training designed to eliminate muscle fatigue and facilitate playing.

We offer private instruction for the following:

Piano - Violin - Viola - Voice - Guitar - Percussion - Composition - Music Theory

Group instruction is available for piano, voice and with special arrangements.

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Early Childhood Instruction - Children's Creative Arts Connection

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Our instructors bring an eclectic approach to both music and dance instruction. Their musical approach centers on Orff Schulwerk, allowing a child’s creative ideas to be developed through music.

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From Early Childhood Music and Movement class to adult classical ballet training, we offer a wide range of dance instruction to suit all age ranges. Julia Tehven-Sutton, an accomplished ballerina and instructor, teaches classical ballet for students ages eight to adult. Introducing young learners to a wide array of dance styles, Danielle Moriarty encourages children to move their bodies to the music.

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Salon se Lève …“Renewing the salon concert to encourage emerging young artists”
Since 1999 this monthly performance series presents, supports and encourages Minnesota's most gifted emerging young artists, utilizing the 19th century ambiance of a salon concert. These recitals are presented by the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts , in partnership with Salon se Lève's Volunteer Council/Contributing Membership and the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Downtown, Minneapolis .
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The Young Artist World Piano Festival is held on the beautiful campus of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. This 10 day residential summer festival is open to young pianists between the ages of 10 and 18 years old (7 to 9 years old with special arrangements) and offers an inspirational experience of extraordinary opportunities that encourage musical growth through private lessons, masterclasses, forums, discussions, musicianship classes, recitals/ concerts, and interactions with other students and teachers. Every year, an internationally acclaimed guest artist performs for the students, assists with judging the Concerto Competition and presents a masterclass for students chosen through audition. A truly exceptional experience for young aspiring pianists!  

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The School of Rock is a summer camp held in cooperation with District 47 and 742 Community Education at the Sauk Rapids High School in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota .  The camp completed its third successful run in August 2007 with 59 participants from 15 central Minnesota cities.  Open to youth from grades 6 - 12, it offers instruction in various rock band instruments plus the management and formation of a rock band .

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