With the approach of Valentine’s Day, many people try to select gifts that will be special for the people they are honoring. Many choose candy hearts, jewelry or items that the recipient would appreciate.
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio gives the donor a unique opportunity if the recipient is involved in music. Whether the person for whom you are showing your love and respect is a child who has recently shown an interest in music, a teenager who has become very appreciative of music, or an adult who has been involved in music for years, the Music Studio may have an item which will please that person.
The Music Studio presently has a boutique on display that contains such items as individual figurines or musical miniatures and instruments made from materials such as pottery, clay, pewter, marble, paper mache, metal wire, wood carving and other materials crafted in the United States, England, Germany and other countries around the world. Included are soap stone dancers from Kenya, a gypsum violin clock from Canada, a paper mache figure from Mexico and a Christmas guard nutcracker trio with musicians playing instruments. Proceeds from this boutique benefit the NJWA Scholarship Fund.
Other Valentine gifts can include items purchased in the Music Store, such as variety of band and orchestra instruments, sheet music and accessories.
A special gift for music lovers would be a gift certificate for vocal or instrumental lessons with staff members who are highly skilled music educators and professional artists, with degrees from prestigious universities and music programs.
Some gift givers may wish to hire one of the NJWA vocalists, bands, orchestras or ensembles to entertain for a special occasion.
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts is to home to a variety of classes and programs such as the Music Connection, Music Therapy, Music Theory and the Alexander Technique. There are also many opportunities to play in the Music Studio’s bands, orchestras and ensembles. A recent program to the Music Studio is Music FunTime, for pre-school children.
The Westfield Fencing Club, for both children and adults, and the NJWA Summer Arts Workshop, for students in pre-school to grade 12, featuring music, art, dance and drama, are also programs of the NJWA.
To find out more about the NJWA, a 501 C (3) non-profit organization, visit the studio at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield, phone 908-789-9696, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.njworkshopforthearts.com.