Lulu May Felt Biography


Lulu May Felt, one of the founders of the Felt-Turner Studio of Music, of Quincy, is a native of Columbus, Illinois.  Her parents, Peter Francis and Mary Louisa (Seaton) Felt, are residents of Laclede, Missouri, where the father is engaged in dealing in agricultural implements.  In the high school of Laclede the daughter completed her public school education and then entered the State University at Columbia, Missouri, from which institution she was graduated with the class of 1889.  Early manifesting a fondness and aptitude for music, she supplemented her early training in that direction by studying in New York city under Bruno Oscar Klein, in Boston under Arthur Foote, and in Chicago under Walter Spry, and has thus had instruction from some of the most distinguished and eminent music educators of the country.  She was awarded a diploma in piano, history, harmony and composition at the Quincy Conservatory of Music in 1897, graduating under H. H. Hunt.

Determining to devote her life to teaching the art to which she has given her special attention and in which she has attained high proficiency, Miss Felt, associated with Miss Sally E. Turner, establishing the Felt-Turner Studio of Music in 1903, and which has since enjoyed exceptional  success, having a liberal patronage in its various departments of instruction.  It is a valued addition to the music schools of the city and has received the endorsement of many of the most prominent and influential residents of Quincy.  Miss Felt is well know, because of her talent, in music circles outside of the city, and, in addition to her skill, she has an executive force and business discernment which have enabled her to  make the Felt-Turner Studio of Music one of the paying educational institutions of the city.

Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois by William Collins.  Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1905, pp 621-622.

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