Henry Arlinghaus named Musician of the Month

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School would like to congratulate Canterbury resident Henry Arlinghaus on being named Musician of the Month for March.

Henry, now 21 years old, has been attending the Music School for 8 years. He started studying piano with Elizabeth Hodges in fall 2016, and he also works with Christina Grandoni-Barlow, MT-BC in the Music Therapy Department.

“Henry enjoys the vibrations of the piano when he plays,” said Henry’s mother Mae Lynn. “In fact, he communicates better with music than with words. Music is a way of expressing himself that he didn’t have before. He is always singing and humming. Music is such a big part of who he is.”

Hodges added, “Henry picks up music by ear almost instantly. It’s amazing! He constantly surprises me with his talent and abilities.”

Henry has performed in a number of recitals at MCMS; his favorite songs are “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” “Honey Bee,” and the music from “Toy Story.”

The Manchester Community Music School is dedicated to providing high-quality music education opportunities and Music Therapy services for individuals of all ages and abilities.

For more information about the Music School visit the website at www.mcmusicschool.org or call the Music School office at 644-4548.