Heard on the Street: Rochester music school moves to Assisi Heights

After a year of orchestrating her own music academy at different locations, Rochester music instructor Cathy Arhelgeris taking her business to new heights — Assisi Heights.

On Nov. 4, Arhelger and two other instructors began teaching courses for Rochester Academy of Musicon the Assisi Heights campus at 1001 14th St. N.W.

The academy, which currently has 25 students, offers private lessons and group classes for piano, acoustic guitar, voice, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, violin, percussion and flute. They focus on students from ages 3 to 18.

"This is a big step. Everyone knows where Assisi Heights is," she says. "My two other teachers and I each have our own room."

They moved from Hope Summit Christian Churchat 1315 Sixth Ave. S.E.


"A lot of our students live in the northwest. This brings us closer to them," Arhleger says.

Rochester Academy of Music recently added two new classes — Bounce and Singand World Music and Rhythm —to introduce pre-schoolers to music.

In addition to making the move, the school is marking another milestone this month. On Nov. 18, Arhleger will celebrate the first anniversary of her founding of Rochester Academy of Music.

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