On any given day, walking into the Perkins’ Manor in Moorestown, or into the Collingswood Warehouse, one is tantalized by music wafting through the air. Fingers trip lightly across the keys of the pianos while vocalists warm up with scales. The lilting of a flute or the soulful song of a cello greets you at the door, while the drum beat provides energy for the day. More than 100 students visit Perkins weekly for lessons with one of the 30+ instructors who hail from international musical institutions to share their gifts.
For more than two decades, Perkins Conservatory of music has been growing and evolving. The Center has shared musical experiences with thousands of students during that time and we look for innovative ways to improve those experiences daily. The goal of the Perkins Conservatory is to give all students lasting and memorable musical experiences that will accompany them throughout their lifetime and experiences.
Whether a student is seeking a career in music or wants to play as for personal gratification. Perkins fosters all different varieties of musical appetites. The Perkins goal is to nurture and teach them the love of music as an art form. Adhering to the Mission of the Center, Perkins works tirelessly to provide authentic arts experiences that enrich and inspire. One of my colleagues once said to me, “once you’ve experienced music as a lifestyle choice, it is extremely difficult to put that life style choice away.” At Perkins we hope to inspire our students in a way that shows them the pure joy of the art form.
One comment that I hear again and again about Perkins Conservatory is how patient and kind our faculty is with their students. I’ve had several parents ask me, “Where do you find so many great music teachers?” My answer is that Perkins searches diligently to bring the highest quality of instruction to our students. Perkins is extremely lucky to have the faculty that graces our buildings weekly. Part of their and that they are so committed to making our students happy. These teachers work tirelessly to make sure they have a positive impact on our student’s lives. Students’ accomplishments are something all of our teachers take great pride in and those accomplishments and shared and celebrated through recitals, concerts, and presentations.
One Perkins parent with multiple children taking lessons from the same teacher said, “It’s amazing that Dr. Ray is able to completely change his teaching style from one of my children to the next. We couldn’t believe how quickly he adjusted to their different learning styles.” These testimonials exemplify what Perkins Conservatory really strives for. Perkins endeavors to have every student engage in a unique musical experience at Perkins. Each student is treated as an individual so that their experience here is a lasting and memorable one.
Come – explore the Perkins Conservatory of Music. For more information about lessons, musical concerts or recitals, visit www.perkinsarts.org or contact Conservatory Manager, Bryan Williams at 856-235-6488 ext. 302.