S c h o o l o f M u s i c: I n t r o d u c t i o n
you for your interest in lessons at The Westport Music Center, LLC.
The following information should help you learn about our school. Under the direction of Stephen and Franklyn Sasloe, the Westport Music Center has been providing
a balance of contemporary and traditional music instruction since 1965.
During the school year, we offer weekly, private lessons on a semester basis. (See our registration and tuition pages for details.)
Our diverse faculty welcomes students of all levels (beginners to advanced), in all applicable styles (classical to jazz & contemporary). Some minimum age requirements apply.
Our voice instructors offer a variety of specialties. We provide vocal coaching, audition preparation, and traditional voice training. Whether you're interested in singing opera, liturgical music, popular songs, or show tunes, we can recommend the correct instructor. Our voice instructors also provide piano accompaniment.
Our studios are equipped with all the necessary accessories. Students bring their own instruments (except for piano & drum students); amplifiers are provided for electric bass & guitar. Studios are also furnished with audio equipment to play CD's, cassette tapes, and iPods.
Near the end of the spring semester the Westport Music Center holds its annual recitals. Families and friends are invited to hear the students perform. All recitals are held at the Unitarian Church here in Westport. Details regarding the scheduling of recitals are posted on our current events page as soon as they're available each spring.
Participation in recitals is encouraged, but not required. Recitals are for piano, voice, brass, woodwind, violin, viola, cello, and string bass students.
Details regarding summer lessons are made available the preceding spring.
(Very) Young Students
At the Westport Music Center, some minimum age requirements apply. If you're looking for music instruction for younger students, we confidently recommend Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children program.
About Our Directors
Stephen Sasloe is an experienced teacher, performer, composer and arranger. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, his credits include movies, television, concerts, recordings and off-broadway music direction. Stephen received an Emmy award for his televised music direction of The News in Revue. He is a professional who is committed to providing students with quality instruction and an exciting musical experience.
Franklyn Sasloe brings fifty years of teaching experience to Fairfield County. He received his Ed.D. from Columbia University and spent ten years as a Music Education Professor at Manhattanville College. Dr. Sasloe was also the Head of the Music Department for the Bedford Central School District in Westchester County, NY. His supervision at the Westport Music Center ensures the selection of highly qualified instructors.
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