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Astoria Characters: The Teacher Who Makes Music Come Alive

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She was little more than 5 when she first felt the ebonies and ivories. This was an easy thing to do because her family possessed a piano. It was crammed into the one-room apartment in Moscow where she, her parents and her two siblings arranged their cots around their other significant piece of furniture, a round table.

Budget Blues: Music Teacher Goes Solo After School Cuts Music Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When the public school music program was eliminated at Patterson Public School No. 7, music teacher Nathan Thomas warned his students that he'd be Bac...

An Orchestra For The Man We Feared, Loved

New York Times | JOANNE LIPMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The other day, I found myself rummaging through a closet, searching for my old viola. This wasn't how I'd planned to spend the afternoon. I hadn't giv...