Every second Sunday of the month, Darien Library is planning a one-of-a-kind concert experience. Up-and-coming musicians will perform uninterrupted, followed by an open lesson for all to enjoy. During the Studio Showcase, attendees will see first-hand how music teaching has a transformative effect over the course of open instruction. The showcase will culminate in a closing performance from the instructors.

The first showcase will be on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Facilitator Zachary Saffa is a New York City-based musician and teaching artist. A graduate of Darien High School, Saffa received his master’s degree in piano performance from UNC School of the Arts where he studied with the noted pianist Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg. In 2015, Saffa was awarded the Lincoln Center Education Kenan Fellowship, and has served as a teaching artist and performer at Lincoln Center and various other NYC arts institutions since then.