Let the music play

Mati Sulev

Musical instrument donor, Mati Sulev.

Music has always been a big part of Mati Sulev’s life. Before retirement Mati was Head of Music at Riverdale Collegiate Institute for 22 years and before that, Assistant Head of Music at Malvern C.I. for 13 years. Sadly, as his retirement progressed, various ailments have affected his ability to play and enjoy the music that had been such an integral and happy part of his life.

Mati was holding onto instruments, hoping to donate them to a good cause. He found that cause when he read about the Sun Life Musical Instruments Lending Library. He and his wife Judy visited Parkdale Branch to donate five instruments. The Musical Instrument Lending Library, launched earlier this year, is hugely popular. Says Mati, “It’s satisfying to know that my donation is helping people experience the pleasure of playing music. Even though I’m not teaching anymore, this is my way of passing on the gift of music.”

For information about donating instruments, visit the library’s website or call the Parkdale staff at 416-393-7686