“Playing music is worth the time it takes – don’t give up!”

“Even if you don’t want to be a professional musician, colleges like to see a student that has music in his or her background. It shows them that this is a student who knows discipline, who has applied themselves to learning a skill, who has developed both sides of their brain. If you’re thinking you don’t have time in your schedule and something has to go, don’t make music the thing that goes. All the hard work is well worth it.”