New York loses vital music schoolmain
The Turtle Bay Music School, which has provided tuition for impoverished families for almost a century, has run out of funds.
Aside from the children it immediately abandons, TBMS provides music lessons in schools in a wide surrounding area. This is a devastating loss of musical infrastructure.
Here’s the farewell message:
Dear TBMS Students, Supporters, Families and Friends,
The Turtle Bay Music School was born out of a desire to provide the highest quality music education and experiences to all who seek them. We fulfilled that mission for 94 years but today, with a heavy heart, we are saddened to report that our time as a community music school will soon come to an end.
Confronting reality, changing times in the cultural and educational landscape, and society’s shifting priorities have made the TBMS business model no longer sustainable. We are saddened to report this news to the very people who have given life to our school, but barring an immediate and very significant financial investment, the doors of Turtle Bay Music School will close on January 29, 2020.