The Lesson Center, which has been providing private music education and lessons in the Lehigh Valley since 2004, is expanding into a fifth location.
Next month, the Lesson Center will open a school in the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Forks Township to serve the Greater Easton Area.
The school’s other locations are in Bethlehem, where it started, Coopersburg, Northampton and Trexlertown.
“We’ve always wanted to expand to be across the whole Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton area. Easton is the last corner of the Lehigh Valley where we wanted to open,” said Lori Roberts, managing director of the school.
She said the goal at the school is to be as convenient as possible to the families it serves. It wants to be within a 10-minute drive of those who go to the center.
The Bethlehem location was serving many students in the Easton and Phillipsburg, N.J., area who were commuting longer than that to get to lessons.
Roberts said by locating in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, the new school location also adds the convenience of being a “one stop shop” for busy families because there are also a tutoring center and dance studio in the shopping center.
“It’s in so many people’s backyard, too,” she said. “It’s in a very dense residential area.”
The Lesson Center will be hiring more music teachers to work at the new location.
It offers music instruction in all popular, band and orchestral instruments, as well as offering free rock band coaching.
There will be seven lesson rooms, which should accommodate about 200 students per week.