Growing up, I was a shy, timid kid, but the minute I got on stage all that went away. It was my safe place where I could be someone else even if it was just for a song or a scene. It was exhilarating — like nothing I'd experienced before. I would go from show to show chasing that feeling until I found myself on Broadway in the original production of Les Misérables.
As I got older, I started getting that same feeling from teaching others. I would see countless students with incredible talent and potential, but they were too nervous to see this and believe in themselves. Through our work together, I began to see a transformation.
They started believing in themselves. Seeing my students beaming with pride as they mastered a new technique, landed the lead role in their school production, got their acceptance letter from their top college — I would feel that same overwhelming joy and excitement.
It is our mission to bolster the confidence of every student that walks through our doors. While most of our students do not intend to make music their career, the confidence they gain through their musical accomplishments will serve them for the rest of their life.