I want to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the enrichment opportunities that are available through these special activities. Vanessa Joy, an amazing vocalist and master musician from Phoenix along with myself from Tallahassee, Florida change the course of students’ lives through our passion for music and experience as professionals as we share our thoughts and talents. We talk of our journeys from youth and recall our motivations and challenges toward our musical and life goals. Given we still have continuing goals and challenges, we site our accomplishments and what it took to get there. We perform and allow the students to experience the talents of seasoned professionals. The question and answer time allows us to intimately connect with them and occasionally invite someone from the audience to participate impromptu which is always an enormous hit. Our encouragement and positive reinforcement leaves all in attendance more prepared to face their goals, whether musical or not, with a renewed spirit of confidence and hope.
– Marvin Goldstein