Joyce Vyriotes
Communications Manager
200 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA. 01801
Phone: 781-932-7072

Music school going strong

Winchester Community Music School is moving toward 10 years in its grand home at 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. Once the estate home of actor/comedian Frank Fontaine, the now fully restored and enlarged Tudor building sits on three acres, just up the hill from the former Mystic Elementary School.

In 1997 Cummings Foundation spearheaded the project with the lead $500,000 gift to help purchase the property. That gift directly led to two additional $500,000 contributions, one from Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Barger, and the other from the late Sandra Rogers, all of Winchester, to jump start the $3.5 million fundraising campaign.

The school now enrolls more than 900 students of all ages, and from many communities. Information about course schedules and fees is available by visiting