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Mar 10, 2014
New Haven, CT

On March 10, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy visited the Neighborhood Music School for an hour of performances, a tour of the building and warm conversation with students, parents and faculty members.

During the afternoon visit he was joined by Hamden State Representative Brendan Sharkey, the speaker of the House, and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp. During the tour, led by Executive Director Larry Zukof, the elected officials stopped in several studios and heard a piano lesson, a flute trio, a wind sextet and a jazz duo.
Afterward, Board member Carol Ross presented Governor Malloy and Speaker Sharkey with certificates thanking them for their support of the arts. Mayor Harp spoke of the Neighborhood Music School as "a world-class music school" and praised the partnership with New Haven public schools. Governor Malloy also spoke of the importance of early childhood education.
About Neighborhood Music School
Neighborhood Music School (NMS), established during the Settlement House Movement in 1911, is a non-profit community arts school and concert venue offering a broad variety of high quality music and dance instruction and programming.  As one of the 10 largest community arts schools in the Guild, NMS serves over 3,000 children and adults of all ages and levels of experience from 80 cities and towns throughout Connecticut and beyond.  It offers instruction in 30 instruments, voice and dance, Suzuki and non-Western instrument instruction, theory and composition classes, jazz studies and early music programs, a state-certified arts-based preschool, summer arts, band and jazz camps, and one of the largest ensemble programs in the U.S.  The School’s mission to increase access to high quality arts education is supported by a significant financial aid program and by an active community collaboration & partnership agenda.  NMS is funded by tuition and charitable donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Pictured Above: Governor Malloy visits Neighborhood Music School

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