The Local Leader in Music Education Develops Growth With New Yoga, Theatre and Dance Programs

PLEASANT HILL, CALIFORNIA September 19th, 2012 Village Music School, a leading local arts education company serving Diablo Valley, San Ramon Valley and Lamorinda, has announced today that they have opened their new Center for the Arts and have expanded their successful Music Program with the addition of Yoga, Theatre and Dance programs. Village Center for the Arts will celebrate their Grand Opening with the general public at 1720 Linda Dr. in Pleasant Hill on October 13, 2012. The announcement was made by Founder & CEO, Robert W. Konkle.

The Village Center for the Arts Grand Opening will begin at 11am with a grand finale scheduled for 1:20pm which will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and the reveal of a community mural of the new Village Logo created throughout the day as visitors apply their painted handprints. Throughout the day, a variety of Village Music and Theatre students will perform, including a special outdoor performance from the “Project Rock Band” class. Among some of the other day’s activities: A “coffee shop” student performance at 11am, Family Yoga at 11:30am, and plenty of opportunities to explore new musical adventures from Village Music Teachers via private consultations as well as the “Instrument Petting Zoo”- for those who are curious about an instrument and want to learn more.

“Our Village Center for the Arts Grand Opening is a great opportunity for us to invite our Village families, their friends, and our community leaders to share what we love to do here,” said Robert W. Konkle, Founder & CEO. “It’s a very exciting time for Village, and we want the success of our students to grow with us as we continue to develop programs at our Center, in local schools, and throughout our communities.”

Village Center for the Arts

Village is a local leader in arts education serving Diablo Valley, San Ramon Valley and Lamorinda. Previously operated as Village Music School, the Company opened its east bay doors in March of 2000 with a staff of five music teachers, a core group of fifty students and a commitment to creating, “a friendly place for learning”.   They now have a staff of twenty five teachers instructing over five hundred students every week.  Village is also highly committed to their partnerships with and contributions to the public and private schools throughout their community.   Robert W. Konkle (Founder & CEO), on behalf of the Company, received the Community Service Award from the city of Pleasant Hill in 2011. Village opened its Center for the Arts in 2012, and they have expanded their leading Music program with the addition of Theatre, Yoga and Dance programs.


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