Music Lessons in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love”, is known for having a long lineage of music and musicians that have given the city worldwide attention. Classical, opera, R&B, soul, jazz, and hip-hop have all had influence in Philly becoming a musical centerpiece for decades. Many respected composers learned the lessons of their craft attending the Curtis Institute of Music, founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Box. Chief among these many composers is Leonard Bernstein, one of the finest and most popular music composers of the 20th Century not only in the States but worldwide. Philadelphia also played a significant role in the formation of rock & roll with native musicians Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and Bobby Rydell. A fun bit of trivia about Philadelphia is that it was the original home of the popular music TV showcase American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark. This show would go on to set the trend for popular new music in the United States for generations.
Philadelphia also has a wide variety of music venues. The Academy of Music is the oldest and longest continuously-operated opera house in Philadelphia, as well as the entire United States. Philly is also home to one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the country: the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Established in 1976, it is the summer performance space for the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as popular touring entertainers. Philly’s culture of music and rich history make music lessons here very accessible and of great quality.