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Teachers Talk About Bringing Music To Life

Instruments donated in the Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive will be repaired and donated to a school music program in need. 

Photo Courtesy of Bringing Music To Life

Music has the power to change your life. Whether you’re a student learning from an amazing teacher. Or a teacher, touched by an extraordinary student. Colorado Public Radio wants every child to have the opportunity to learn an instrument, so during the annual Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive, we share these life-changing musical stories from music teachers around Colorado.

On sharing the love of music with young people:

“When I play a piece of music … there are moments that just go into my heart.  I want what’s in me to go out to the band, which will go out to the audience, (with) them feeling the music that I felt.” ~ Gary Ambrosier (retired band director — Colorado Music Educator’s Association Hall of Fame)

Listen: Retired Band Director Talks About Sharing His Love Of Music

On the importance of music programs in schools:

“With everything that I do right now, I would not be doing if it wasn’t for a public school music education,” Wes Kenney (Fort Collins Symphony Music Director, CSU Faculty, Denver Young Artist Orchestra Music Director)

Listen: How ‘The Music Man’ Inspired Fort Collins Symphony’s Music Director

On seeing a student blossom:

“Music is about caring. It’s not about…what technical

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