Music Lessons in Centerbrook, CT

Summer Band

July 9 – 30, 2024; Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00-11:30 am.

Directed by Patricia Hurley
Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street, Centerbrook
Tuition: $110 (10% discount for students 65+)

A supportive intergenerational Band for intermediate students, with no auditions required.

A variety of band literature levels 2-3 will be rehearsed, with an emphasis on marches, jazz, rock and folk music.

An informal performance is planned for the end of session – information to follow.

To Register:

Please call 860-767-0026 or email Elizabeth Carl at

Faculty for this Program

Patricia Hurley

Patricia Hurley, Paddy, founded the Community Music School in 1983 in response to the need for expanded music education in the community. The Founding Board included current Board President Margaret Very and Old Saybrook resident Nancy King. A teacher for 38 years, Patricia was  Band Director at John Winthrop Middle School and Valley Regional High School for 18 years and subsequently in Scarsdale, NY for 14. A graduate of Cornell, she holds degrees from Eastman (MM Music ed) and UCONN (trumpet performance).  She was a founding member of the Fair Winds Brass Ensemble, served as co-principal trumpet of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and performed regularly with several other Connecticut orchestras as well as Salt Marsh Opera and Cappella Cantorum. Patricia founded the Community Music School chapter of the New Horizons Band in 2009 with current members Bob Johnson, Rolf Peterson and Tony Carrano. She also teaches trumpet at the school as well as at the Adult Band Camp at the New England Music Camp in Maine. Paddy teaches on Tuesdays.