Music for the People
May 3, 2005-- Rita Simo left an impoverished upbringing in the Dominican Republic for the Juilliard School, became a concert pianist, and then a nun. In 1976, acting on her belief that classical music instruction should be available to everyone regardless of economic class, she opened the People's Music School in 1976. The school, in Chicago's gritty Uptown neighborhood, provides tuition-free music instruction to anyone. (1095 reads)
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