Manoa School of Music and the Arts
Though Medici’s is a fully functional, separate entity from the Manoa School of Music and the Arts, their fates are intertwined. Tim and Carolyn Stanton are co-owners of both facilities. Carolyn, a concert pianist, is the music director for the school. Tim is a renowned artist and art teacher, but also did much of the construction for the club, as well as providing the nightly food fare for the primary club events.
All of Medici’s profits go to helping fund the day to day needs of the school as well as help with future expansion. The school is currently bursting at the seams with over 250 students and 14 teachers. Manoa School of Music and the Arts now has eight sound-proofed and fully equipped teaching rooms, eight grand pianos, as well as a full-featured art loft.
The combination of a modern music school as well as a beautiful performance venue, allows us to provide an all in one culture of music that is core to the school’s philosophy. Former students and current teachers are featured regularly in our array of performance events. Visiting music masters as well as exceptional talent fostered by the school, all have a perfect venue to come together and help cultivate a musical ethos that is a primary purpose of the school.
Twice a month, in conjunction with Medici’s, we offer a Sunday afternoon series of classical chamber music events — based on the mid-nineteenth century salon series of events held in paris at that time.
WHY WE TEACH MUSIC:
Not because we expect you to major in music
Not because we expect you to sing all your life
Not so you can relax, not so you can have fun
But so you will be…human. So you will recognize beauty. So you will be sensitive. So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world. So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, compassion, gentleness, good–in short, more life!
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? – Anonymous