Music Academy’s ‘Music from the Heart’ starts Nov. 13

Staff Report

Students from The Music Academy of Rockford will share their talents with retirement and nursing home residents as they perform “Music from the Heart,” a recital series presented by The Music Academy (TMA) and directed by Anne Olson, piano instructor. Approximately 75 string, guitar, piano and flute students will participate in the series.

The students’ first performance will be Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, at the P.A. Peterson retirement home at 3 p.m. They are also scheduled to perform Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18, at Alpine Fireside Health Center, and on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, at Wesley Willows. The February concert will be a special Valentine’s Day event.

The TMA recital series brings Music Academy students into the lives of the residents and provides them with the gift of music and time together. The series is an extension of TMA’s educational philosophy, which is to develop in each student, not only fine ability, but also a generous heart.

TMA is a not-for-profit community school of music dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable instruction and performing opportunities to students, regardless of age and ability. It is the mission of the Music Academy to inspire in students a life-long love of music and the arts.

TMA is in Loreen Hall, 226 S. Second St., next to First Lutheran Church in Rockford. For more details, call (815) 986-0037, or visit

From the Nov. 9-15, 2011, issue

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