Music lessons inspire many to give, so others can play, by Deborah MacFadden, Wilton Magazine, March-April, 2011
Without music, life would be a mistake. —Nietzsche Wilton musician Rob Silvan is a busy man. With a flourishing career as a piano teacher and performer for over 30 years and director of music at Talmadge Hill Church in Darien for 15, Silvan has a full plate by anyone’s standards. Yet, in 2004, with an abundance of musical commitments, as well as his own nuptials on the horizon, Silvan added another page to his long list of engagements—designing a music program for kids. The result was KEYS, or Kids Empowered by Your Support, which brings music lessons—for piano, violin, cello, and classical guitar—free of charge to under-served students of Bridgeport’s public schools.
(Read the full article in the March-April 2011 issue of Wilton Magazine)