“I thoroughly enjoy how Jim Harmon teaches guitar. He’s very kindhearted, enjoys his students, and loves seeing the process of people learning.”
She is totally into her music studies: piano and guitar. But her eloquence with words is at least equal to that of the music she makes. Witness: “I’ll just tell you my story briefly, but, basically, I never studied music when I was younger. And over the years,” says Thea Harvey, “that translated into my thinking that I wasn’t capable of learning music. But my husband told me, ‘You
do this!’ So I started taking music classes this last summer, and it completely opened up my world. It was transformative, simply learning something that I never thought was possible.” Thea continues her story in near stream-of-consciousness fashion.
“I found that I could finally
myself to learn; to really apply my intellect and break through. And now I have this entire new world that was never available to me before. And the faculty at SMC has been just superb, completely generous with their time and talent, and very encouraging as well. And I truly admire the other students here,” she adds. “It’s all been perfect fun, and I can’t say enough good things about it.”
In her other life, Thea is a family therapist with a Master’s degree, as well as a yoga instructor—a woman of many skills. “I went to Wellesley for undergrad, studied at Harvard for a year, and then got my Master’s at Antioch. Now I’m at SMC, and I must say that I’m equally as pleased. What I’m learning now will enable me to incorporate my music into the healing arts. This college has allowed me to do what I’ve always wanted,” says Thea. “It’s a great place to come to and learn what you never had the opportunity to learn before in your life.”