H. Robert Reynolds once said, to be a successful musician, you must love music, but you must really love people. With the prominence of technology expanding, the quality of human interaction seems to be dwindling: We seem to be spending more time doing everything else and less time with each other.
That is where music comes in...
Music education brings people together. Its experiences are encompassed by endless collaborations; its priorities are to help our youth explore both the resources of their minds and the innate feelings of their hearts. This develops social independence, using music as a means to an end.
El Sistema is a philosophy that is dedicated to giving back to society by providing under-deserved students an opportunity to make positive impacts on their community while constantly savoring their journey rather than their destination.
As I begin my tenure as an Abreu Fellow, I am anxious to bringing social change to our country using music as a medium. I know that in the process, my love for people and music will lead to fulfillment in my own life as well. It’s time to see where this time spent together takes us…..
From 2013 on, this blog will serve as a photo-blog encompassing students, friends, family, and other fun life events!