Country Day School
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Music, when soft voices die, vibrates
in the memory. Percy Bysshe
Music has been a huge part of my life for
as long as I can remember. My late Uncle Russell played cello in both the Boston
Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, and my younger brother Arthur is the
singer/songwriter in his own band, Blue
Matter. I started piano lessons at age 6 and continued them through my
teenage years, eventually studying at The Boston Conservatory of Music. In
college, I minored in music.
Many of my fondest childhood memories center around music. Each evening after supper, my mother and sisters and I would sing while we did the dishes. The girls and I sang melody while my mother sang harmony. The blending of the voices was magic to me!
My mother exposed us to all kinds of music -- classical, big band, show tunes, and popular American music from the 1800s to the 1940s.
Hogarth's music program mirrors the home-grown approach to music appreciation that permeated my own childhood. The children won't, however, have to do the dishes while they sing! What
they will do is have opportunities to experiment with musical instruments
including a piano, a vintage Hammond B-3 organ, electric and acoustic guitars,
and drums. In May, the children will serenade their parents at our annual
Hogarth Spring Sing Concert. Also in May, the children will record a
here to check out some of the songs we sing at Hogarth.