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Old 06-03-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I would think that all the public schools (and the private ones, which there are many on the Main Line) have strings programs. Also, have you heard of the Curtis Center in Philadelphia? I'm not sure if that's the same thing or not.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Thanks, MR. You are lucky to have a place like that in your community - it looks beautiful!

I plan to BE a mini version of that, but just for violin, viola & fiddling, in Rosemont, so people in the immediate area don't have to drive into Philly or further for a high-level private teacher.
No problem, anytime. Good luck!
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Thanks, BPP... these suburban kids are really fortunate if they all have string programs. Lots of places have choir, or band (which puts the marching band on the field for football games) but string programs are a little more rare, at least in my experience...

Yes I have heard of Curtis Institute - it is the BEST place to get a classical music education in the country (some say as good / better than Juilliard in NYC). It's a Conservatory... college level music study (although many of the students are young, 12 y.o. or so). I am so excited to go there & hear concerts, master classes, etc!

I've been reading some kind of combative stuff on this forum lately , and I just want to say, I think the Philly area is a wonderful place. Philly area citizens are so fortunate to have all the culture, universities, beautiful homes (even if you can't afford to buy one they're still beautiful!) green spaces, great shopping, good food... any way you slice it, there's a lot of good stuff to be thankful for!

Sure, maybe there are a few more beautiful or amazing places to live on this planet, but you could do a LOT worse as well. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I've been reading some kind of combative stuff on this forum lately , and I just want to say, I think the Philly area is a wonderful place. Philly area citizens are so fortunate to have all the culture, universities, beautiful homes (even if you can't afford to buy one they're still beautiful!) green spaces, great shopping, good food... any way you slice it, there's a lot of good stuff to be thankful for!

Sure, maybe there are a few more beautiful or amazing places to live on this planet, but you could do a LOT worse as well. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks. This area certainly isn't perceived even half as trendy or cool as places like San Diego or SF, and we have some bad weather in the winter months, but there are a tremendous number of assets in this region (universities, hospitals, historical attractions, culture, etc.) that I think makes the region second to few in many respects. If anything this region is overlooked and greatly underrated. However, I think that if Philadelphia improves, i.e. from an economic standpoint (job growth), Metro Philly will all of a sudden start being more appreciated and recognized.

Here's a link to a music school in Trappe, PA, which is about 30-35 or so miles from Center City (about 15-20 from Rosemont). You would take 76W to 422, exit at Collegeville, take 29N to Main Street, make a left, and then it's about 2 miles from there on the right. I know nothing about it but I though I'd send you the link.
Welcome to the Community Music School
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