ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The Submarine School of Music was founded in 2018 by Ben Morey and Katie Morey.
Ben and Katie Morey have been performing, composing and honing their craft for over 16 years. Graduates of SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Fredonia, respectively, both Mr. and Mrs. Morey studied music, are multi instrumentalists and have been playing in bands and teaching students of all ages privately since 2010.
They hatched the idea of "The Submarine School of Music" before they got married, when they were just friends. They both played in bands and would talk at shows about their dreams. Back then, both were teaching a few private lessons, but they talked of someday owning a school together. Before they knew it, they were married, and had grown the business enough to make a giant leap and find a commercial space for their school. It just so happened that they found a dentist's office and home, all-in-one for sale. After moving out all of the dental equipment and giving every room a more lively paint job, they were ready to rock and roll. Then the pandemic hit! They adjusted and did all their lessons virtually until it was safe to have guests again. At this point they found a wonderful core faculty to teach along side them - and that's where the story leaves off!
Our school philosophy is that every person, regardless of age, skill level, economic status and background, deserves quality music education and to feel the joy that playing music can bring. We believe in sharing that joy with the people around us and encouraging our students to do the same. Though we might not be able to change the world, we can make an impact in our community through music and kindness. By offering scholarships and sliding scale tuition, we hope to make music enrichment available to all who have the passion to learn. We hire local musicians who are not just teachers but are also active in the music scene. We believe that the passion and drive that they have for their own musical projects is an important part of being a great role model and musical influence.
ROCHESTER MUSIC TEACHERS GO VIRTUAL WITH ONLINE LESSONS
Ben and Katie Morey, founders of The Submarine School of Music, knew that the month of March would be a time of transition.
April 6th 2020
MUSIC SCHOOL PROJECT GETS CREATIVE WITH FUNDRAISNG
Two musicians put on a live performance to raise money to open a new music school.
Nov. 22nd, 2019
Two musicians hit the road, while rooted in Rochester.
July 19, 2018
LIVE MUSIC AT THE CINEMA
Cinema Theater's pre-Halloween celebration includes classic film with live music.
Oct 30, 2018
BEN AND KATIE MOREY: A COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATION
The spirit of collaboration is a potent fuel.
December 1, 2019