Private Music Lessons

ArtsConnect now offers private music lessons in piano and brass instruments!  

All music lessons are scheduled for Tuesday evenings at the Senior and Community Art Center.  Private music lessons are planned for 30 minutes, once a week, in 6-week sessions.  

Piano lessons: 30 minutes, times scheduled on the half hour between 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  
Brass lessons: 30 minutes, times scheduled on the half hour between 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.



Interested, REGISTER HERE!

Session Number Session Dates Times
Session 3 May 23 - June 27, 2017 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 4 July 18 - August 22, 2017 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 5 September 12 - October 17, 2017 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 6 November 7 - December 13, 2017 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Robin Madden photo
Bruce Haag with Jeff Beights, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bruce Haag with Student Jeff Beights, Fort Wayne, Indiana


Piano Lessons


All ages

$150 per 6-week session, non-members
$135 per 6-week session, members

Instructor - Robin Madden

As a local piano teacher, Robin Madden delights in working with students of all ages, and has done so for 30 years. She considers teaching piano a privilege and believes that expressing human emotions with music is one of the best therapies that can be utilized over a lifetime. Taking piano lessons means learning more than just music. It includes learning self-discipline, attention to detail, finding patterns and sequences – skills that carry over into STEM studies as well.  Preparing for performance teaches students to share their music, and also what it takes to make any kind of presentation. An investment in piano lessons obtains more than learning notes.         

Robin has been a part of the May Festival Chorus and MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir.  She sings as a cantor and is an occasional choir member at a nearby church. She also quilts, crochets dishcloths and makes origami models for her students and friends.  Her pets are all wild, and live in the back yard.  Her garden provides fresh salad for family, and a few bugs.   When she is not teaching, practicing, or singing, she can mostly be found in the basement, stitching away.


Brass Instrument Lessons: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, and Tuba


Ages​ 9 and older

30 minute lessons for beginners  
60 minutes every 2 weeks for intermediate and advanced

$150 per 6-week session, non-members
$135 per 6-week session, members

Instructor -  Bruce Haag

Bruce Haag has taught over 1,500 brass players in person and online. He has directed groups of many types in his career spanning more than 4 decades. Bruce has had an extensive career as a trumpet player and brass instructor. He draws upon years of experience with Stan Kenton, Elvis Presley, top Las Vegas show orchestras, and orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bruce and his family have resided in Cincinnati since 2005.

The Claude Gordon Method


The Claude Gordon method will take the mystery and frustration out of brass playing for both the amateur and the professional.  You will learn how to play correctly, utilizing the seven natural elements of brass playing: the Wind Power, the Tongue, the Wind Control, the Lips, the Muscles of the Lips and Face, the Fingers of the Right Hand, the Left Hand. You will learn to use these in a natural manner, the way they were meant to work, within the forces of nature.  When you play your instrument easily, then you make great music!

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108

Contact Us


  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    9150 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    45231

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director
    (513)728-4262

    Katherine Smith
    Education Director
    (513)728-4266

    Springfield Township Administration
    (513) 522-1410

    Springfield Township Senior &
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154

    Email:
    artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org