On the weekend of December 13-14, several of Dr. John Ward’s piano and singing students will perform at the Music Marathon 2014 held at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack NY to benefit HELPING HANDS of Rockland County.

Please join our TRC students as they perform at this free event organized by the Rockland County Music Teachers’ Guild. Come out to hear Arosh De Silva on Saturday, Dec. 13th at 1:00pm. And be sure to catch Adriana Pelayo, Maeko Marapao, Christopher Giraldo, Gigi Ochs, Ryan Hayashi, James Harkins, Victoria Ferreira, and Cate Harkins as they perform on Sunday, Dec. 14th at 1:30pm.

Each of these young people has undertaken to find sponsors to raise $15 each to benefit HELPING HANDS of Rockland County, a charity that provides services for homeless people in Rockland County. This is a great way for our young musicians to turn their artistry into a tangible good for the community. (If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort of one of these students, contact Dr. Ward through The Ridgewood Conservatory by calling 201-612-6686 or e-mailing to