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Jeff Moore, music teacher in Bedford, makes Union Leader’s ‘40 under 40’ list

Friday, March 28, 2014

BEDFORD AND NASHUA – North Main Music is pleased to announce that Jeff Moore, the school’s co-director, has been named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 under 40” list for 2014.

For the 12th year in a row, the Union Leader is honoring 40 up-and-coming people, all younger than the age of 40, who are making a difference in our state. In the years since the New Hampshire Union Leader began the program in 2002, many notable state residents from the areas of sports, law, politics, education, art, medicine and other fields have been named to the annual list, announced every January and followed up by a reception later in the year. This year, the reception, sponsored by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire with the support of Citizen Bank, will be held March 19 in Concord.

Moore, a resident of Nashua, is an internationally recognized champion musician, a teacher and an entrepreneur. He sits on the board of several youth music associations, including the Music Movement Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to support of youth music programs in New England. Moore volunteers weekly as a performer at area nursing homes, senior centers and retirement communities, and at many annual events, such as the Rotary Club’s Rockin’ Ribfest in Merrimack.

Along with his volunteer efforts, Moore also operates one of the top music schools in New Hampshire, North Main Music, with co-director, Mike McAdam. Established in 2003, North Main Music offers high-quality music instruction for kids and adults. North Main Music teachers are all graduates from renowned music programs, such as Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory and Boston University (Moore’s alma mater). The school has two locations in Nashua and Bedford and plans on growing their programs in the future. Moore was recently featured in Berklee Press as one of the country’s premier music teachers, and his students have won top awards at national competitions, and have been featured on national television and radio programs like “America’s Got Talent” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” as well as on MTV and CBS.

“I am tremendously proud of Jeff,” McAdam said. “Not only is his list of accomplishments incredible for someone his age, but his commitment to young musicians and his community is quite admirable. He genuinely cares about helping others, and it shows through the success of both his projects and his students.”

As the list of “40 under 40” honorees grows, so do the accomplishments of the original members. That first class included senior assistant attorney general Kelly Ayotte, Manchester alderman Frank Guinta, Congressman John E. Sununu and assistant U.S. attorney Joseph N. LaPlante. Twelve years later, they are now, respectively, a U.S. senator, a former Manchester mayor and U.S. representative, a former U.S. senator and a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the district of New Hampshire.

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