Community Music Program
*NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in constantly-updated WVU policy restrictions, registration can currently be done only for private lesson instruction (no group classes or ensembles). And only through telephone payment (no in-person registration at this time). On-campus private lessons will be done only through virtual/remote instruction until WVU restrictions are lifted. Continue to monitor this site for updated information.
Tuesday, May 26, 10:00am – Registration opens for SUMMER 2020 Term, Room 4097, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
- Monday, June 1 – First official day for start of SUMMER 2020 Term, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU (check with individual private instructor for further details)
Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8, beginning at 9:30am – proposed tentative Royal Conservatory of Music International Written Exams, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
- Saturday, August 1, beginning at 9:00am – proposed tentative Royal Conservatory of Music International Performance Exams, Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center WVU
Note to Parents
Although the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center is a safe environment, parents are advised to accompany young children to and from their classes/lessons and to not leave them unattended for any length of time. Teachers cannot be expected to be responsible for waiting around after classes to keep watch on young children. Please be sure to keep in touch regularly with your teachers concerning lesson times. If you are not sure about a lesson time, please contact your teacher to make sure there has not been a misunderstanding. Communication is the key to preventing and solving problems before they turn into larger issues. Please be aware that our faculty have extremely busy schedules like you do. When you register for lessons, you have made a commitment, as our teachers have, to show up each week for the lesson/class. As much as we sympathize with your busy schedule and daily issues that come up in your lives, our teachers are not obligated to makeup lessons unless they have cancelled. Please also be advised that no adjustments in tuition will be given for cancellations. Thank you for your understanding.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled lessons and classes. In case of school (WVU) closure or teacher absence for any reason, a make-up lesson will be arranged. Teachers are not obligated to make up lessons resulting from student cancellations and there will be no adjustment in tuition.
Free parking is available at most times in the Coliseum parking lot located
across from the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center, and the Krepps Park area across
from the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center, and at several short-term lots around
the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center. After 4:00pm on weekdays and during weekends,
parking restrictions are lifted in the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center parking lot,
Area 45. Before 4:00pm on weekdays, the University will ticket cars without
permits. Please be aware of this if you want to schedule lessons before
4:00pm on weekdays.
Keep in touch
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To be added to our mailing list and/or email list, please contact Karen Taddie at (304) 293-6946 or email
Because of your generosity and commitment to our Program, we have been
able to serve our community for 58 years.