Evergreen Music

Did you know playing an instrument helps improve your brain health? Join Evergreen music and engage your whole brain! Lessons are taught by local musicians and Pine Point music teachers and are offered in both 1:1 and small group settings. Looking for a particular instrument? Contact Evergreen to make your request.

Music Lessons

Vocal Lessons

Vocal Lessons with Pine Point music teacher Beth Bromley
30 minute lessons
ages 12 and older

Learn and practice vocal techniques with individualized instruction. Contact Beth Bromley for more information or to request lessons.

Private Piano Lessons

Private Piano Lessons with Glenn Hardy, 30 minute lessons, Tuesdays – Fridays, Kindergarten through adult

Piano Lessons can be traditional or not! Children usually learn to speak before they learn to read and write. Learning to play music before learning to read music notation works the same way. Some children are early readers, and it's the same with music. Teaching books for young children are designed to be at their level, and advance as new skills are learned. All modern teaching books emphasize playing first, then learning note recognition.

For older students, their input is sought, both in the approach to lessons as well as the actual material. Sometimes, playing songs of a student's choosing makes it more interesting for them.

Glenn Hardy was born and raised in Ventura, California, where he began studying piano at 4 ½ years of age. He is a pianist, organist, piano teacher and composer whose work has included music for piano, organ, concert band, chorus, video, solo voice, and small ensembles. He has been on the faculty of the Calvary Music School for fourteen years, and has also taught privately in Southeastern Connecticut for over twenty years. Glenn and his wife, Maggie, a poet, have collaborated on many projects. Their choral, vocal, and chamber music has been performed in concerts and churches, both locally and in New York City.

Contact Maureen Gosselin in our Front Office to request lessons.

Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo and Harmonica

Small Group Guitar with Evergreen Music Instructor Lou Manzi
30 minute lessons on Wednesdays between 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
open to grades 1-7

Students may join this half hour beginning guitar class at any time throughout the year and will be grouped with peers according to ability and age. Students will learn songs in rock, blues, and classical styles. An intro to reading music will be included as the young rock stars learn to play together and “jam” with their band.  If joining mid-term, contact Evergreen to register. For the current term description, visit Popsicle.

Private Lessons

Private lessons in guitar (grade 1+), ukulele (grade 1+), banjo (grade 9+), and harmonica are offered by Lou Manzi. Contact evergreen@pinepoint.org for more information and availability.

Lou Manzi has been a music educator since the 1970’s. He earned a BA in music and has written 11 guitar method books for Alfred Publishing. He was honored to develop a guitar curriculum for the Boys and Girls Club of America, has taught guitar and harmonica seminars across the U.S. and has appeared at the House of Blues, Boston, and B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC.