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Taylor Swift opens $4M music school

Taylor Swift opens $4M music school

MUSIC EDUCATION: Taylor Swift poses for a photo with Piper Moralez, 11, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Swift is at the facility to open the $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Taylor Swift cut the ribbon at the opening of her new music school in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.

The “Fifteen” hitmaker launched the $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The facility will have an instrument room and classroom to encourage would-be musicians to improve their skills.

Speaking at the launch, Swift said, “I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today. It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.

“We’ve been talking about different programs I can be involved in. I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I’m yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A (question and answer session) talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point.”

The school opening kick-started a great weekend for Swift – on Sunday, she accepted her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

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