A Letter From Our Founder

From early to young adulthood, a time of overwhelming wishes and little patience, I had many dreams. I dreamed of being a ballerina, an actress, an opera singer, but I became a scientist and, eventually, an educator. I raised my son and nurtured him to have the greatest opportunity for accomplishment. I realized that the foundation for success begins with a strong education and upbringing. There are many children who do not have opportunities to pursue their dreams. That frightening thought alone led to the creation of Ivy League Royal Academy.

A long time ago, I read a novel called Wind, Sand, and Stars, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who is an amazing person and writer. At the end of the book, while narrator was riding on the train, he saw hundreds of Polish workmen sent home from France. He wrote: What torments me is not the humps nor hollows nor the ugliness.  It is the sight, a little bit in all these men, of Mozart murdered.

As I recall this passage, a question occurs. If not me, then who… Who will take care of these children’s dream and foster their inner Mozart?


Alla Matusov