PRESS RELEASE: Summit Music Center Continues Virtual Lessons During CT “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

Summit Music Center, Manchester CT’s long-running music school, will continue its successful virtual lesson program for the foreseeable future while complying with CT Governor Ned Lamont’s order to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.”

Last week, Summit moved its entire teaching studio and programs online for all instructors, instruments, and students. Students are taking lessons from their own homes, while instructors have been teaching from their own studios, using platforms like FaceTime, Skype, and Google Duo. Now beginning its 2nd week of virtual lessons, owner Tom Deffenbaugh is pleased that the program and its goals have been reaching its objectives.

“While this was somewhat uncharted territory for us, we jumped in with both feet to continue offering lessons to our students, and keep our instructors active during this challenging time. The response was immediately positive, and we had nearly all of our families and students confirming their weekly lessons. With Governor Lamont imploring residents to stay home, and with schools remaining closed, we will continue to be virtually “open for business,” and continue beaming our instructors in to our families’ homes. We hope that this will provide some stability for our students and families, as well as offer the simple joy of music to everyone at a time when it is so greatly needed.”
Summit Music Center’s Tom Deffenbaugh

Additionally, Deffenbaugh is exploring other streaming platforms to share lessons and other music instruction and programming in the coming weeks.
Students, or parents wishing to sign their children up for lessons, can call Summit Music Center at (860)645-1502 to confirm a lesson time. 


Tom Deffenbaugh, Owner
Summit Music Center
421 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040