Destroyed in 2011
How We Survived
2016 – Creative Coaching Company
2015 – ARTside My Box
2013 – WoodwindMedic – “When First Aid is Instrumental” A band aide for your woodwind instrument.
Send us your poor, tired, old, sick, lonely, unwanted, happy but homeless instruments.
2012 – eCygnet.com – the revised online e-commerce site. We relocated in 2012 for our safety and to service loyal and longstanding customers with a transformed e-commerce site. Our top selling instrument: OBOE. We also sell other wind instruments on consignment.
eCygnet – entrust, encourage, empower (a Cygnet is a baby swan).
We are entrusted to encourage you to take flight – like a swan with items to enhance and enliven your creativity,
add enchantment to everyday experiences and empower you for the future.
iCygnet.com — an introspective blog that investigates ideas and insights
2009 – 2011 – Guest rooms (Swan Suite, Etown Room) Coffee Connection picture book,
Conewago Tea Room Collectibles book of essays
2008 – A Box of Bears picture book, a la cARTe activities
2006 – N2O2 CD, Conewago Coffeehouse founded
Many of the original ideas developed in the 1990s were copied by
predatory placed town businesses and invidious government funded institutions.
2003 – 2005 Silver Swan, Butterfly Blue, Amaryllis,Twilight CDs
Talented Tabby, Leonardo’s Lesson, A Hat for Hanah picture books
1999 – UsedOboes.com was founded by Cygnet Studios, Inc
1997 – Pottery Parties – birthday parties for children Paint your Pottery – open ceramic decorating studio
Recently the businesses were superficially mimicked (copied) by an unscrupulous owner of the property where the original entrepreneur was forced to evacuate and sell. Most unfortunate was the loss of 30 years of the customers who were nurtured, assisted and served.
1996 – Cygnet Gallery – exhibits of local artists
“reflecting a masterpiece”
1995 – internet catalog – Cygnet Catalog
1993 – chamber groups (Azure Trio, ChromaTrio, Wyndwood, Arietta Trio) Small group art instruction, community art programs
1992 – The multi-faceted company Cygnet Studios infused the arts into every aspect of its operation.
1990 – private art instruction
1987 – mail order catalog with music merchandise
1981 – private oboe instruction
1980 – handcrafted oboe reeds sold around the country
1977 – 1981 Founder attended college for Art Education and participated in all advanced vocal and instrumental ensembles. The college had a pond with Cygnets (baby swans) named “Miller” and “Seville”