St. Patrick’s Day Concerts: Powers faculty and guest artists present the next performance in the Neighborhood Concert Series. Faculty member Ellery Klein and guest artists Shannon Heaton and Danny Noveck present a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with fiddle music and more at 1 p.m. March 13 at the Waltham Council on Aging, and again at 1:15 p.m. March 17 at the Beech Street Center in Belmont. The Neighborhood Concert Series is supported in part by East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and by Middlesex Savings Bank. All events in this series can be found online at powersmusic.org/neighborhood-concert-series/.

Spring Workshop Week at Powers: Powers Music School will host a spring “Workshop Week” from March 21 to March 27. The event will include six days of short, interactive music workshops led by local and regional teachers for anyone interested in trying an instrument, a new style of music, or just having fun. Residents from Belmont and the surrounding area with and without music experience are encouraged to sign up for one or several workshops. Each workshop costs $5 for the general public and is free for currently registered Powers students and their families. Many popular workshop sessions will be offered, such as “Meet the Ukulele,” “How to Practice,” and “Afro-Caribbean Drumming.” Many new topics will be introduced as well, including “Learn and Irish Jig,” “Intro to Music Therapy,” “A Singer’s Vocal Tune-Up,” and a special session on Powers’ new certificate program coming in the 2020-2021 year. The full list of sessions offered for Powers Music School’s Spring Workshop Week is available online at https://powersmusic.org/workshop-weeks/

Auditions for Music on the Hill Summer Chamber Program: 4-7 p.m. March 25 and 2-5 p.m. April 4. String, piano, winds, brass, and classical guitar students ages 8-18 are invited to audition for the 2020 Music on the Hill Summer Day Program. Auditions will be held at Powers Music School. Auditions are by appointment. Please read audition requirements and fill out an audition form online at https://powersmusic.org/program/music-on-the-hill/. The Music on the Hill program is a unique 1, 2, or 3-week opportunity to study chamber music and gain ensemble skills in a fun atmosphere. The program includes chamber ensembles, orchestra, private lessons, art, recreation, and special music electives. All details are online.

Piano Festival Opening Concert Features Local Teaching Artists: Powers is thrilled to announce a special opening night concert for the annual MildredFreiberg Piano Festival with guest performers Kathryn Rosenbach and Svetlana Krasnova. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. March 27 at First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont. Tickets can be reserved and/or purchased in advance online at powersmusic.org/mildred-freiberg-piano-festival/. Tickets: $10 single ticket general admission; free for currently registered Powers students and their families. The festival will continue from 1:30-7:30 p.m. March 28 and March 29 with student performances each day. This event is supported in part by aMassachusetts Cultural Council Festivals Grant and lead sponsor M. Steinert & Sons.

Musical Storytelling Programs at the Libraries: Powers Music School will present the next performance in the Musical Storytelling Program at the Watertown Public Library: “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast” at 10:15 a.m. April 11. Powers faculty and guest artists Jessica Cooper, Yas Ishibashi, Michael Carey, and Nurudafina Abena will narrate these popular children’s books along with music, singing, and dancing. Admission is free but please arrive early. The Musical Storytelling Program is supported in part by the Woburn Cultural Council, a local agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. All events in this series can be found online at https://powersmusic.org/musical-storytelling-program/.

About Powers Music School: Celebrating more than 50 years, Powers Music School is a nonprofit music school in Belmont dedicated to bringing a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of music to all ages. At Powers, we are a family that plays together, learns together and grows together. Powers offers group classes, ensembles, orchestra and private lessons for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, as well as community programs and events. Visit Powers on the web at powersmusic.org or call 617-484-4696 to learn more or register for a program.