These days, our lives are immensely busy — roles as spouses, co-workers, parents, friends — but some in our community have shown us that there is great value in carving out time for just for you — to follow your passions, your dreams, even something you’ve always wanted to try.
From a first-timer taking private lessons in voice to a retired adult returning to piano lessons, these adult students in our area can absolutely find something of interest at The Music School to fuel their inner fire, says Layne Thompson-Payne, director of The Music School’s Milford Branch.
Rosemary Connelly, a Milford-based artist with a studio across the street from The Music School, started taking lessons ‘just for fun’. “I’m a newbie to the school,” she emphatically shares. “I began voice lessons just for the fun of it. I always wanted to be a better singer, and I’m starting to see that it’s possible.” Her voice teacher, Jerry Polman (pictured below), has helped her reach that goal.
“The Music School is such a welcoming place to study and learn with knowledgeable, experienced professionals,” Connelly says. “One of my favorite aspects [of the school] is that the faculty and staff are extremely skilled and at the same time very accessible.“
Lou Cox also chose to study at The Music School of Delaware in Milford for its reputation for excellent programs, courses and instructors. “It offers one of the best, if not the best, opportunities for musical study in Delaware,” he notes. “My singing is vastly improved. I now know how to sing — even if I can’t always apply the knowledge successfully.”
But The Music School is not only for singers! “There is a great variety of musical choices and programs, with really great teachers. If you want to become a better musician, The Music School will help you reach your goals,” Cox offers.
Some of our most passionate and dedicated students are adults, observes Thompson-Payne. “They truly immerse themselves in the opportunity to develop their creative ‘voice” — whatever that may be — and it’s a joy to see our adults students fulfill their musical goals.”
Why not visit The Music School of Delaware and find your creative voice? Follow the advice of Rosemary Connelly: “Do it! It’s not too late to learn — especially if you have the desire!” Or that of Lou Cox: “Don’t dither. You’re not getting any younger. Enroll as soon as you can!”
To learn more about the Music School’s lessons, classes and ensembles for adults (and all ages), call the Milford location at 302.422.2043 or visit them at their location at 10 S. Walnut Street in downtown Milford. You can also visit the website and join the eNewsletter at www.musicschoolofdelaware.org, like the Facebook page at facebook.com/MusicSchoolofDE and follow activity on Twitter @MusicSchoolofDE.
Photos courtesy of The Music School of Delaware