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Grace Music School to Open Location at Long Island Steinway & Sons Showroom
First School of its Kind at Steinway-Owned Showroom
Northport, NY (March 14, 2016) – Grace Music School is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with world-renowned Steinway & Sons to open a school at the Steinway & Sons piano showroom in Melville. For the last four years, family-owned Grace Music School has developed a reputation for excellence in delivering high-quality music lessons to students from Suffolk County and beyond. The opening of the school’s second location marks the first time a music school has been integrated into a Steinway-owned showroom.
To celebrate the new location, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed on March 12 by New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Huntington Town Councilman Eugene Cook, representatives from Steinway and Sons and the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. An Open House will be held on April 2 and 3 to introduce the public to the school and feature free 30-minute trial music lessons as well as door and raffle prizes including a free year’s worth of music lessons, and a six-month free piano rental.
“To be able to open a second music school just four years after opening our school in Fort Salonga, and to have it be at a Steinway showroom, is almost surreal,” said Grace Music School music director Grace Heaphy. “I feel incredibly honored that the maker of the greatest pianos in the world has selected us to operate a music school in one of their showrooms.”
The new school in Melville will offer a variety of instrument lessons and features a beautiful performance space where students can showcase their talent. It houses nine lesson studios and will have a comfortable waiting room where parents can wait for their children. “We want it to have a café kind of feel,” said the school’s owner John Heaphy. “We want this to be a place where people can come to relax, read a book, and enjoy music. It’s more than just a school; it’s a place where we want to cultivate a sense of community and an appreciation for music.”
The original Grace Music School in Fort Salonga is on Suffolk County’s North Shore, where it draws students locally and from many of the surrounding communities. The new school at Steinway & Sons is set along Route 110 in Melville, just south of Walt Whitman Mall, where it is conveniently located to surrounding communities and offers plentiful parking.
About Grace Music School
Grace Music School has established a reputation for excellence in Suffolk County and is known for its performance focus, including four performance opportunities for its students each year, the most recent of which was their Carnegie Hall debut in December 2015. The school, which started off with only a few students in January 2012, is now training nearly 400 musicians every week through a variety of lessons including piano, strings, voice, guitar, percussion, and woodwind. Students of all ages and skill levels recognize this family-owned business as a place where they can connect with talented professionals and bring out their personal best. For more information, visit www.gracemusicschool.com.
Faith Heaphy, Communications Director
Grace Music School
10-10 Fort Salonga Road
Fort Salonga, NY 11768