Bluffton Woman Still Teaching Music at 94

By Eric Olson

June 18, 2010 Updated Nov 7, 2008 at 12:26 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-HEROS COME IN ALL SIZES AND ALL AGES…

Daisy: I was teaching in 1927. I was 13.

DAISY COX HAS BEEN PASSING THE GIFT OF MUSIC ALONG TO HER STUDENTS FOR 80 YEARS. AND AT AGE 94 SHE HAS HAD A LOT OF STUDENTS, THOUSAND OF THEM. TODAY SHE’S GOING OVER TECHNIQUE WITH NICHOLAS RABER…DAISY TAUGHT NICHOLAS’ MOTHER MANY YEARS AGO.

Rex: She just really likes every child that she has and treats them as special, every child. And that comes through in every child’s playing.

DAISY COX WAS BORN IN BLUFFTON IN 1913. HER MOTHER WAS A PAINO TEACHER WHO USED TO TRAVEL BY HORSE AND BUGGY TO STUDENTS HOMES… AND SHE INSTILED IN HER DAUGHTER A LIFE LONG LOVE OF MUSIC.

Daisy: I think if you do any kind of music, whether it’s singing or whatever, enjoy what you’re doing. It makes your fingers stronger, it makes you think. It makes you active.

DAISY LIVES IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY NOW...SHE SAYS SOME OF HER NEIGHBORS WONDER WHY SHE HASN’T RETIRED.

Daisy: I have to be careful with people around here ‘cause they play a lot of cards, which is fine. But I feel like I’m advancing the student in lots of things.

DAISY COX HAS GIVEN THE GIFT OF MUSIC TO THREE GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN, AND THEIR FAMILIES. THAT’S A LOT OF JOY FOR ONE PERSON TO SPREAD AROUND. ERIC OLSON, OUT IN YOUR COUNTRY.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.