Music Life and owner Bill Drazga have been fixtures in downtown Chestertown for more than seven years. When you step inside, you can see all kinds of musical instruments, from acoustic and electric guitars, to pianos, to band instruments. Not only can you find an instrument, but you can also learn to play or sing. Bill doesn’t want cost to get in the way of someone learning to play an instrument, and that is why he keeps his price competitive with online retailers.
Bill says his philosophy is to to expose people to the beauty of music. The focus of Music Life is on teaching and sharing music. Bill and the other instructors share a love of music and teaching. About ⅓ of the students that take music lessons are adults, learning for the joy of it.
Bill chose Chestertown to plant his business because “This is where God chooses to vacation.” He thinks the people are friendly, there’s a sense of community and you can really get to know your neighbors. Bill is fundraising for the Sam Scalzo scholarship, which is awarded annually to a local high school senior in honor of the beloved saxophonist who has contributed so much to music education in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties over the past 20 years. To contribute visit the Go Fund Me page.
Music Life is located at 241 High Street and is open seven days a week. For store hours or more info, visit the Music Life website.