Music School Expands in Downtown

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Released by the Music School of Delaware

The Music School of Delaware’s Milford Branch proudly announces its new location in the heart of downtown Milford, at 29 N. Walnut Street. The school has been in its present location of 10 S. Walnut Street since the fall of 1998, and has enjoyed excellent relationships in the community. The move allows the Music School to continue its growth into the future and the new lease is initially for a ten-year period.

Interior renovations to the building, which will include additional private lesson rooms and a group lesson space, will take place in June, while the school continues to operate at its current location of 10 S. Walnut Street. Upgrades are expected to be completed in August 2017 in time for the start of the fall semester.

This relocation marks a true community collaboration, and the Music School has benefitted from the assistance of key members of the Milford community who helped see the project to fruition. “We extend our gracious thanks to Mayor Bryan Shupe, our new landlords Nicole Silicato Miller and Dennis Silicato, and community leader Dave Burton, all of whom provided critical support for this move. Our current landlords, Marcia Pickrell-Reed and David Pickrell have also been very helpful,” noted Music School President and CEO Kate Ransom. “The Music School is proud to be part of the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Milford.”

Milford Branch Director Kate Inie-Richards expressed her thanks well. “I’m happy the Music School will continue to contribute to the energy we have helped create here,” she commented. “We’ve outpaced our current site with ever-expanding music programs and faculty, and this new location will be ideal to serve our growth.”

A grand opening and other celebrations are planned and will be announced in the months ahead.

Founded in 1924, The Music School of Delaware reaches thousands of people from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland through its instructional programs and over 100 public performances each year. The Music School is the only nationally accredited program of its kind in Delaware and is the only statewide accredited community music school in the nation. The Music School offers standard-setting instructional programs for all ages and has a faculty of nearly 100 expert artists and educators with branch locations in Wilmington and Milford and over 20 satellite and outreach sites statewide. For more information, please call the Wilmington Branch at 302.762.1132, the Milford Branch at 302.422.2043 or visit the website at musicschoolofdelaware.org.

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