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Clash over music lessons, classes roils Longy’s campus

A betrayal. A sellout. Like closing Massachusetts General Hospital’s emergency room to the public, said a former Mass. General anesthesiology chief who has been taking violin lessons in the continuing studies program of the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

The harsh comments have come in the past week from teachers and parents upset by Longy’s decision to stop offering music lessons and classes to children and amateur adult players. The school’s move, announced via e-mail March 6 and effective at the end of August, has sent controversy tearing through Boston’s music community.

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