Bob Rush is certainly no stranger to music education and this week, area residents are invited to see his latest project — an instructional studio on Route 44 in Canton.
Saturday and Sunday, Rush will open the doors to his new 267 Albany Turnpike Home and studio, from which he will give lessons in percussion, piano, brass instruments, jazz improvisation and music theory. The studio also features recording equipment.
Rush recently moved into the home, to which the previous owner added a 30X30 room with the idea that it would be attractive to someone who wanted to run a home-based business.
“I chanced on this location,” Rush said. “It’s perfect for me.”
Rush is a professional musician with more than 35 years educational experience. He’s performed in many ensembles and bands including the Bob Rush orchestra, the late “Bobby Kaye’s” Swing Street Big Band, Rush Hour and more. He also teaches in many high schools throughout the state and for 12 years has been a percussionist in residence in the Canton Public Schools.
In fact he said getting to know the town and the support of Canton music department chairman Tom Scavone really encouraged him to open the studio.
“I really feel comfortable where I am,” he said. “It seems perfect for me.”
Rush will host the open house Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The studio is located on Route 44 between Bristol Drive and the Damato Carpet plaza.
Find out more about the studio by visiting http://bobrushstudio.com. Rush can be reached at 203-470-4203.