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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.

Plus, in addition to our lessons, our Center for the Arts offers other opportunities listed below. For more information about the Center of the Arts or Private Lessons, please contact Michael Aukofer.



Rock Band Camp

Center for the Arts offers a yearly week-long camp for teens 12 -18 years (audition required) to cultivate their music skills. Our next camp is June 2024 (registration is now closed).

Current Private Lesson teachers:

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

Beginning Guitar Class

The Center for the Arts offers a 4-week Beginning Guitar Class for adults (16 years and up) offered by Michael Aukofer in February 2025.