More than anything, West Philly is known for it’s top notch universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and St. Joseph’s University. It’s very common for students who didn’t pick up an instrument in elementary or high school, to want to start learning in college. A lot of students might have the desire to start learning a new instrument, but may have some reservations because of their age. Many adults think that it’s too late for them to start, or the best time for learning has passed. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. College level students tend to have great practice methods and a lot of experience in other areas that can be applied to learning a new instrument. I would encourage any adult who hasn’t already to at least try taking private music lessons. They can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
I always enjoy visiting my friends in West Philadelphia, because there is not only a strong academic community, but also a very strong sense of overall community. My band practices regularly right near the newly thriving Baltimore Avenue commercial district. From the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania to Clark Park and Penn Park, all the way up to the Philadelphia Zoo, it always feels like West Philly. The large houses with bay windows and the tree lined streets create a city all its own. As in the Art Museum area, and Center City, Philly Music Lessons is happy to offer quality in-home music lessons to the neighborhoods and universities of West Philadelphia.