Piano Students Share Their Music at Penn Alps Hall



The Penn Alps Concert Hall in Grantsville recently hosted the Private Lessons Scholarship Recital for students who had been granted scholarships through the Music at Penn Alps Private Lessons Scholarship Program. Among the young musicians participating were five piano students of Dr. Sean Beachy who were enrolled through the Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) piano program offered at the Northern Outreach Center (NOC).

Each student performed two selections. Lydia Nelson played Day at the Carnival and Boom Boom; Elijah Mason performed My Invention and Rex, The Tyranosaurus; Claire Raesly presented The Queen’s Royal Entrance and Pirate of the North Sea; Emily Brobst’s two selections were The Wedding Dance and Game, both from “For the Children”; and Amberlee Miller played Zum Gali Gali and Sugarfoot Rag.

Terry Beachy, Coordinator of the GC NOC, developed the music program in coordination with Dr. Beachy. She attended this recital. “It was such a delight to be able to listen to such talented individuals. Dr. Beachy can be highly praised in instructing these students. They truly shined, each in their individual way,” she said.

Chrisi Mason, a parent of one of the young performers, also spoke of her gratitude to Dr. Beachy and the scholarship opportunity provided through the Music at Penn Alps program. “We feel very blessed that Elijah has had the opportunity to sign up for piano lessons through Garrett College. Dr. Beachy has been an outstanding instructor and Elijah has really flourished under his direction. Elijah was also awarded a Penn Alps Scholarship which will assist in future lessons and encourage him to continue to improve and reach his goals. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Elijah and been a part of his musical growth this year,” Mason said.

More information on piano lessons through Garrett College Northern Outreach Center is available by contacting Terry Beachy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 301-895-4700.