Patricia Hurley, Paddy, founded Community Music School in 1983 in response to a need for local private music instruction to enhance the public school music programs. At the time, she was Director of Music at John Winthrop Junior High School, and soon thereafter, added the position of Band Director at Valley Regional High School. In 1991 she took a position as music instructor in the Scarsdale, NY schools, where she remained until 2005. Upon her return to Ivoryton, she found that CMS had grown considerably. She joined the Board of Directors and participated in a further expansion. Paddy is very pleased and proud that CMS is serving a large segment of our community and fulfilling a dream to make music education a viable part of the lives of its residents of all ages.
Paddy teaches on Tuesdays.