Anyone, living anywhere, can learn to play online with Pakachoag Music School.
Brian Perry has been able to continue his private lessons this Fall of 2020 thanks to Pakachoag Music School’s quick adaptation to online lessons. Now in his retirement, Mr. Perry practices daily because he knows “learning to play the violin well takes time, in fact, a lifetime.” Along with learning violin, Mr. Perry also volunteers his time serving as a board member for the Music School.
Mr. Perry is inspired by American Folk Violinist Hanneke Cassel, telling us that he “wants to play like [her].” We are inspired by Mr. Perry’s dedication to his music and his community, as he strives “to play Irish and Scottish Fiddle Music well enough for people to dance to my tunes.” Reminiscing on playing live in our recitals, Mr. Perry says the applause and encouragement are “the proudest, happiest feeling.”
We have a diverse student body at Pakachoag Music School, and we are grateful that Mr. Perry brings his unique background to our music community. Now that we are offering remote lessons, Mr. Perry excitedly says “anyone, living anywhere, can learn to play on-line with Pakachoag Music School.”
One final piece of advice from Mr. Perry: “I suggest adults who are approaching retirement age or are already retired ask yourself ‘what can I do for one hour every day that is fun and stimulating?’ It’s music! There are so many cognitive, social, and personal benefits of playing a musical instrument I can’t describe them all here.”