Coordinator: Cayla Rosche
Office: 4510 Humanities
COMMUNITY MUSIC LESSONS FEATURED ON RADIO SHOW
In May 2018, radio host Carol Koby featured the 40-year-old Community Music Lessons program on her radio show, “All About Living,” heard live on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am, Hank 1550 AM and 97.7 FM. Her guests were Tim Shaw, retired physician and budding violin student; Paula Su, doctoral candidate and violin teacher; Cayla Rosche, soprano and Community Music Lessons coordinator.
“I did surgery for many years, but playing the violin is ten times harder,” Shaw said. “If you put a stitch in and the vessel is still bleeding, you can put another stitch in and another clamp on. But once you’ve played that note, in front of a whole orchestra, it’s out there. There’s no take-back.”
Listen to the full archived show at https://carolkobyradio.com/
The Community Music Lessons (CML) program, founded in 1968 under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, provides college students with valuable experience teaching applied music lessons for children and adults. Lessons are provided by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Music who are overseen by individual faculty members, an experienced graduate coordinator, and a staff supervisor. Lessons are taught on campus, in the Mosse Humanities Building.
Music instructors are matched with University and community learners interested in beginning or continuing study of an instrument or voice in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Flexible scheduling and performance opportunities enhance the CML program, is an example of the Wisconsin Idea in practice.