“Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.”- Jewel – singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist
At Peaslee, we believe that music gives voice to the soul and inspires self-expression. Over the years, hundreds of children and adults have found their voices through piano, strings, drums, photography, writing and art. Currently, we are offering:
Here is an information video about our Peaslee Piano Program!
Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Lessons are on a sliding fee scale. Contact us at (513) 621-5514 for more information.
African drumming is offered through our child development center. Contact Baba Charles at (513) 569-2617, for more information.
Story of African Drumming
SPC (Saint Peter Claver) students, grades 4-8 received drumming lessons through the Peaslee Neighborhood Center in Over-the-Rhine. The following are notes from the 4-8 grade students about their drum classes at Peaslee. At the time the students participated in the classes the Peaslee Center thought it would be unable to continue to offer the lessons due to funding, however, shortly after the students wrote their notes the center received the funding to continue the music classes for our students through the Spring.
“I enjoyed the drumming class because it gave me more insight about another culture. Drums come from everywhere around the world. It is not only a learning experience, but an opportunity to get taught by some of the best drumming teachers. I would like to come back to learn more about drums because other kids don’t get that chance. With more lessons, I would have more information about drums and how so many were created. I would definitely recommend these sessions of class to people. Baba Charles is a good teacher and I think that many would enjoy his class.” -Darrion
“I enjoyed the class and would like to it to continue because in that session, I got to know myself. I also want to continue the class because drumming is and always will be a peaceful activity. The thing that makes me want to continue the class is all the different subjects. One example would be the four count. The four count brought Math into the session. Then there is the building of the drums which brought in Art.” -Aaron
“I loved drumming at Peaslee. I would love to keep taking classes there, but I understand the expenses and time. Baba was and still is a great teacher. If we ever had the chance to take the class again, I would love to and I’m pretty sure the others would too. I might try to play outside of school because I like it so much. My favorite beat is 'Get Up on the Up Beat of the Pulse'.” -David
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Art is an integral part of our child development program (see the child development center page). In the summer of 2010, we will be once again be offering a summer, school-aged program for children, ages 5-12, using art, music and writing as tools for education and expression.