How a Kennett Square Musician’s In-Home Lessons Turned Into a Teaching School That Survived the Pandemic

Dave Mattock
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Dave Mattock and his family.

After years of offering music lessons at his home in Kennett Square, professional musician Dave Mattock and his family seemed to take two steps forward by expanding into a historic building on Kennett Pike, only to be forced to take one step back when the pandemic hit, writes Tara Smith for the Daily Local News.

The Mattock School of Music (MSOM) has space for small recitals, an instrument repair shop, and soundproof walls, and the attic was converted into a recording studio. 

“Technology has always been an integral part of the development of music,” said Mattock, “and its use is one of the greatest assets that students have today.” 

Despite pandemic shutdowns, the MSOM found its forte in offering online lessons. In addition to doubling its staff, the school reopened in July 2021 with new and returning students pouring through the doors. 

Mattock continues to expand throughout Chester County.

“We’re looking forward to providing more music to the community,” said Mattock.

Read more about Dave Mattock in the Daily Local News.