Muriel Einspruch Hopkins
Music was Muriel's first love. Her parents enrolled her in piano lessons at Peabody Preparatory Institute when she was six years old and she graduated when she was 14. She studied pipe organ from age 14 to 16 and became organist at a Methodist Church that year. She stayed there 26 years until the church closed. She subsequently served as organist, pianist, music director and accompanist for many different churches, faiths and schools. Many of her students have become church organists, educators and performers.