New branch director begins at Music School of Delaware Milford

July 13, 2014

The Music School of Delaware announces Kate Inie-Richards as the new branch director for The Music School of Delaware's Milford branch, 10 S. Walnut St.

"I am thrilled to begin the position, and am very excited to continue growing The Music School of Delaware in Kent and Sussex counties," Inie-Richards said. "Everyone in the local Milford community has been very welcoming, and I am looking forward to working with the local businesses and individuals to help develop and build the music scene even more."

A new resident of Milford, Inie-Richards is a violinist and violist, originally from Phoenixville, Pa. She holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Memphis and a master of music degree in Suzuki pedagogy from Ithaca College. She is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich. Inie-Richards maintains a large private studio of violin and viola students of all ages. A member of the music school's Suzuki violin/viola faculty, Inie-Richards will continue teaching in addition to serving as Milford branch director.

"I am a dedicated Suzuki violin and viola teacher," she said, "and I really want to help develop programs for students of all ages, from our littlest ones in the early childhood music classes all the way up to our adult and senior students."

"Kate is an energetic and highly organized individual. In her first year on the faculty she has shown outstanding initiative and has initiated several outreach performances that have been successful," said Kate M. Ransom, president and CEO of the Music School of Delaware. "She is an outstanding Suzuki instructor and has gained the confidence of her students, their parents, and her colleagues on the faculty."

The Music School of Delaware, founded in 1924, is the only statewide, accredited, community music school in the nation, serving residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.  For more information, visit