Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:30-5 PM
Would you like to better understand rhythm? Come learn how to comprehend complicated rhythm patterns and time signatures with confidence and ease! In this 90 minute multi-level workshop, led by WCMS percussion faculty member Sylvie Zakarian, you will explore how rhythm is essential to all musical pieces and styles.The workshop is open to everyone (instrumentalists and vocalists) with at least two years of experience studying music and a basic understanding of note values and time signatures. No previous drumming experience is necessary! Register by November 15. Free for WCMS students; $10 for public. More details here.
Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 PM
Love popular movie music? Love jazz? Either way, this family-friendly concert promises to be a fun evening for everyone! Please join WCMS piano faculty member Jonathan Fagan for a concert of jazz interpretations of favorite movie music, including pieces from The Greatest Showman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast, Titanic, and more. You'll know the tunes, and love the jazz!  Free admission. Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm. More details here
Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:00 PM
Come experience a magical performance of "Pictures at an Exhibition," a suite of 10 piano pieces by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. Written in 1874, the suite was inspired by 10 works in an art exhibition. Members of the WCMS piano and string faculty will present this time-honored work. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. $5 general admission; tickets on sale at the school or online here. Advance purchase is recommended - tickets are often sold out by the day of the show.  
Thursday, Nov. 1
7 - 9 PM 
Tuesday, Nov. 13    
7 - 9 PM 
Winter Farmers Market
Winchester Unitarian Society
Saturday, Nov. 17
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Monday, Nov. 26    
6 PM - midnight 

Wednesday, Nov. 14
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Music & Social Justice
Our annual fall musical soirée is an event exclusively for our WCMS adult learners. Join us to explore music's role in social justice movements throughout history with piano faculty member John Kramer. In this interactive discussion, we'll explore how people have used music to address issues of social conflict, exclusion/inclusion, and justice throughout history. We'll enjoy John's presentation, mingle over light refreshments, and have time for a bit of musical sharing if you wish to perform a short piece for the group. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share; beverages will be provided. RSVP by phone, email, or at the front desk by November 12. 
WCMS is pleased to welcome Olga Kouznetsova to our violin faculty. Olga performs with several New England orchestras including the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Classical Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Hartford Symphony. She also performs with national theater productions, with celebrity artists, and with two local string quartets. She is teaching on Mondays at WCMS. Read more about Olga here.
Upcoming Events
11/01  Open Mic
11/03  Sr. District Mock Audition Workshop
11/13  Blues Jam
11/14  Adult Learner Soir ée
11/17  WCMS at Winchester Winter Farmers Market
11/17  Rhythm Without Mystery (workshop)
11/20  Piano Performance Studio Class
11/26  Midnight Madness
11/30  Faculty Concert: Night at the Movies
12/02  Concert for Kids!
Piano Performance Studio Class
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7-8 pm

Private lesson piano students can perform and hone pieces in a "piano club" atmosphere.  Adult learners as well as younger students are welcome to participate. 
More details here.
Pay Spring Tuition by December 17 for Apple Watch Raffle
Invoices for spring semester, which begins January 24, will be emailed at the beginning of December. If you pay your tuition by December 17, you will be entered in a raffle for an Apple Watch Series 4. The drawing will be held at noon on December 19.
Thank you! You're amazing!

We gratefully acknowledge the generous volunteers who assisted us with events last month. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer page . Thank you!
School Year Hours
Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Monday, November 12
Veterans' Day (observed)
Open for regular lessons & classes

Wednesday, November 21
No classes or lessons
Office closes at 3 PM

Thursday - Saturday
November 22 - 24
Closed for Thanksgiving 
Weather Cancellations
In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call WCMS at 781-721-2950 to verify the status of our classes. Please note: WCMS does NOT follow the weather cancellation decisions of the public schools.
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