Not sure if you knew this or not, but James Baxter started the very first Music school on US soil in Friendship, NY. I believe it was named the Baxter Institute of Music. There is a large room in the basement of the Friendship Library with displays of uniforms and instruments and other such antiques from Baxter's school. If you ever get the chance to visit Friendship check it out. I live in Allegany county, but I no longer live in Friendship, and don't get a lot of chances to visit the library anymore, but if you need anything let me know, and I will try to make it over there.