Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories

Her own distinguished training included a bachelor's degree in piano from Wellesley College, where she earned her Phi Beta Kappa key, a master's degree from Columbia University, studies in London, and training in France with the renowned instructor Nadia Boulanger. Virginia was one of only two of Boulanger Ôs students to receive a degree in music theory pedagogy.

Virginia was grateful she first learned to play by ear and didn't read music until age five. Starting with church hymns, she found she could play "Christmas carols in any hand, any key."


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