Music as a career and a labor of love; the teachers

Smith, with student Nicole Last, in 2003

Back in the early 50s and 60s there was much emphasis put on having a well-rounded education, which included music and art. Here in Lawrence County this was a very good way for widows, spinsters or retired married women to supplement their income. 

Today, there are many former students of these industrious women who have positions as band directors, music leaders in several churches, who are now teachers themselves, carrying on the tradition that was once considered extremely important in a child’s development and social standing. 

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