Music Programs

Music Classes

LWTA: Young at Heart Band
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA: Young at Heart Band

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band
Wednesday, December 19| 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

Join us for what has quickly become a favorite annual event at the Community Arts Center – a holiday performance by the Young at Heart Band. This lively group performs their own brand of swing music from the 1940s era. They may be called young at heart, but here is the kicker – the band members’ average age is 80 years and counting.  That doesn’t prevent them, however, from raising the roof when it comes to their music.

Sign language is available for this event. Please contact the Community Arts Center by December 17th to request interpretation services.

Big thanks to our sponsors – Morning Pointe of DanvilleStuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. – for supporting this event!!

Music Mini-Camp
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Music Mini-Camp

Music Mini Camp
Saturday, January 5 
10am to 3pm | $40 per camper*
Open to ages 9-14

Spend the day making music with our friends from the Danville Children’s Choir. DCC Director Emily Roberts will lead students through a fun-filled day of musical exploration with an emphasis on singing. Special guest Joan Stansbury will also introduce students to the Orff Approach of music education, which combines music, movement, drama, and speech into fun, play-based lessons. At the end of the day, campers will present a short performance to friends and family. Campers will also have the opportunity to audition for the Danville Children’s Choir immediately following camp!
Registration fee includes all materials and a snack. Campers will need to pack a lunch.

*Current members of Danville Children’s Choir receive a $10 discount with the code – DCCmember

LWTA – Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)

Lunch with the Arts: Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Wednesday, January 19
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Dick Domek is pianist and music director for the Walnut Street Ramblers. Originally from Chicago, he started playing piano at an early age; he learned ragtime and jazz from recordings, sheet music, and working with other musicians.

Knowledgeable on the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, he is a featured speaker on jazz and ragtime for the Kentucky Humanities Council.   He has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dick is professor emeritus of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Kentucky School of Music.

The 2018-2019 season of Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. Sign language interpretation is available through a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund.

Private Music Instruction

Did you know? The Community Arts Center now has a music studio on the second floor! We rent the studio to music instructors in the community who offer private instruction. If you’re interested in voice, piano, guitar, or violin lessons, you can contact one of the instructors below. Our music teachers do their own scheduling so you’ll make plans directly with them. 

  • Voice Instruction – Shauntina Phillips – – 859.209.1265
  • Piano Lessons – Mary DeHaan – – 502.625.6430
  • Violin Lessons – Philip DeHaan – – 502.625.6430
  • Guitar Lessons – Jeff Cain – – 606.669.3040

If you’re interested in renting the music studio for music instruction, band practice, or personal use, please contact Niki Kinkade at 859.236.4054 or