Marcy Elementary School W180n4851 Marcy Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI53051 Marcy Elementary School is located on a school site that dates back to the days of the area's earliest settlers. An…More extensive school renovation project in 2004 razed the oldest sections of the school, added classrooms, a computer lab and gymnasium and modernized the schools mechanical systems. The Marcy Parent Teacher Association (PTA) dates back to 1949, and the home-school relationship is a high priority for the teachers and administration of this historic elementary school.
Ausblick Ski Hill W260n6395 Mary Hill Rd, Sussex, WI53089 Ausblick Ski Hill is a private ski club located on the southwest side of Sussex on Mary Hill Road. Its use as a ski hill…More dates back to the 1930s when a chaplain from Marquette University was seeking out hills for the school's ski club. In the 1970s it was sold to a private company, which added upgrades including Wisconsin's first triple chair lift. Today the club also boasts snow-making equipment, grooming equipment, a cooling pond, lighting, a chalet and a garage. Ski instruction is offered, as well as racing and snowboard programs. The word "ausblick" means "scenic view or overlook."
Sandy Ryan knows a thing or two about learning to play a new instrument. "I was trained as a singer, but I had to…More learn piano out of necessity so I could accompany myself."
Now the owner of Music Dynamics of Sussex and an instructor herself, Ryan has been passing on her love f0r music with the community for almost ten years. She stresses her company is not a school, but rather a music emporium that offers lessons in piano, voice, flute, strings, brass and drums to all ages and abilities.
Both group and private lessons are taught by independent, contracted teachers who work on-site. Ryan adds, "We strive to meet students where they're at with regard to ability and interest. We don't work from a curriculum, rather we teach the music that the student is interested in playing."
The studio is welcoming and professional, with brightly-painted walls, distinguishing plaques and a bulletin board featuring current students and their accomplishments. Music Dynamics holds its own recitals on-site, with the back room converting into a performance hall. Early-childhood programs are also available.