Center for the Arts

Engaging students to foster their musical craft.

The Center for the Arts (CFA) offers lessons to all ages and skill levels by mature, experienced and highly skilled musicians who are currently involved in the music at West Ridge and active as performers.

Current teachers are:

  • Emily Ward – violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Joe Nuccio – bass guitar
  • Bruce Franklin – guitar
  • Jeanne Anne Aukofer – piano, voice, flute
  • Robert Broz – piano, drums
  • Michael Aukofer – arranging
  • Jennifer Melugin – brass specialist
  • Greg Matushek – woodwind specialist

For more information about the Center of the Arts or Private Lessons, please contact Michael Aukofer.

In addition to our lessons, our Center for the Arts:

Beginning Guitar Class – 4-week Beginning Guitar Class for adults (14yrs and up) offered by Michael Aukofer each winter.

Rock Band Camp – Yearly week-long camp for teens 11yrs -17yrs (audition required) to cultivate their music skills. our next camp will be June 12th -16th, 2023, click here for details.