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Mozart Academy Trains Youngsters on the Cheap

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Many people don't know it but Mozart was a working class guy who struggled to make enough money with his music to support his family. The Mozart Academy of New York is training youngsters to play and appreciate the composer's music-- without the financial burden!

They offer musical instruction for free or at very low cost to children, many of whom are immigrants or children of recent immigrants. Producer Sally Herships visited the academy to talk with parents, teachers, and students, about what it's like to learn and play Mozart's music.

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