Youre never too young or too old to study music. Nows the time to learn that instrument youve always wanted to play by taking a class at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center.

The WVU Community Music Program is now registering students for fall classes. Registration is being held through Aug. 30, Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 401A of the Creative Arts Center.

Private lessons are offered in piano, organ, voice, brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, guitar, jazz singing, improvisation, harp, theory and composition, and the Alexander Technique (for stage presence and performance skills).

Child Development Classes include Music for Babies, Explore and Enjoy (ages 2-3) and Musicland Express I and II (ages 4-6).

New classes available include Croon a Tune, a voice class for adults who want to explore the techniques involved in singing songs from musical theatre and popular music of the 1930s through the 1960s. Also new to the program is a three-day Djembe Drum Workshop, in which participants learn to make their own African drum. The workshop will be accompanied by two group lessons. Participants in the new Doumbec Ensemble, which uses the most ancient type of skinned drums, will learn traditional and contemporary rhythms such as the Egyptian beledi, Turkish kaslimah and Romanian cocek.

Additional classes offered include a six-week Introductory Harp Class, eight-week Alexander Technique Group Class, Group Piano I and II (adults), Beginning Piano (ages 7-9), Suzuki Violin and Music Theory I and II.

Learn the art of ensemble making in any of the programs ensembles, including the Community Arts Orchestra (junior high through adult), Youth Choir (ages 9-14), Flute Ensemble (junior high through adult) and Steel Band Ensemble (ages 9 through adult).

For more information, visit the Web site at or contact the WVU Community Music Program Office at (304) 293-4841, Ext. 3168.