Studio grand opening/open house

Thursday, Aug. 12, Forest City Music Studio celebrates the grand opening/open house of the new music education center at 1740 S. Bell School Rd. in Cherry Valley (across the street from Vera’s House of Brides).

A grand opening/open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the studio. Invitations have been delivered to many community members including daycares, preschools, businesses, families and other professionals.

Forest City Music Studio offers Kindermusik classes, which are early childhood music and movement classes, for children ages newborn to 7 years old. All activities are developmentally appropriate, based on early childhood research, and are used to enhance development of the whole child.

Forest City Music Studio also offers piano instruction for people of all ages. They offer individual instruction tailored to the needs and learning style of each student.

Melissa Dawson, director of Forest City Music Studio, has been an elementary music teacher for four years and has recently transitioned to her own business in music education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education.

Forest City Music Studio serves people of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. For info, call (815) 332-9099 or visit the studio on the Web at

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