Not All Inspiration Comes From Good IntentUndeniably, the greatest pleasure that I get these days is through teaching. Music is magical, and when you see the magic emanate through the eyes of a child you know you’re onto something big. Children adore music but not all children are in a position to have it taught to them. My music teacher in high school, Mr. Evans noted on my final report card that “Peter should probably not pursue a career in music”. I still have that report card and throughout the years I’ve always wanted to look up that crotchety old teacher and tell him “Thank you! You’re comments have fueled my aggressive pursuit of a musical career.” Determination is essential in order to achieve any dream and although there will be people trying to dissuade you along the way, nothing gets you through the day more than the inspiration growing from within. Encouragement from your peers, from your teachers and those closest to you.
Todd Rundgren launched has his new philanthropic venture – The Spirit of Harmony Foundation via a Live Webcast at the @NAAM conference today.
Todd introduces us to his foundation and discusses the importance of music education for today’s youth.After personally realizing Todd’s far reaching influences from a distance over the years, it should come as no surprise to me that he’s still there, still influencing me in the most obscure ways. As I begin this new challenge of my own, educating kids about electronic music in the classroom, there’s additional reassurance in my heart knowing that I’m on the right track. Inspiration is a gift. Knowing that you’re capable of inspiring others is the first step toward making it happen and in my opinion, it’s an altruistic means of reaching out and that there’s “Someone That Cares”.
Supportive of the mission of Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Ringo Starr discusses the importance of music education to today’s youth.Please make a point to stop by Todd’s Facebook page and show your support for the Spirit of Harmony Foundation