As a performer and an educator I have seen the impact that music makes on the lives of students young and old. I have been inspired on more than one occasion by witnessing the moment of realization when a student is presented with a task and breaks their psychological or physical barrier solving that task. Seeing students succeed is one of the greatest experiences one can have as an educator.
It is one of my life passions to see percussionists achieve their playing and professional goals and I share with you my favorite quote from my dear instructor Nick Attanasio: "it was never your art form to keep, it has always been yours to give."
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