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Pharrell Williams: “Where Would I Be Without My Band Teachers?”

10 Aug

Diane Ravitch's blog

Thanks to Jere Hochman, superintendent of the Bedford Central School District, for bringing this wonderful story to my attention.

Phenomenally successful musician-singer-producer Pharrell Williams tells his story to CBS News. He grew up in Virginia Beach, where his father was a handyman and his mother was a teacher. When he was 15, his grandmother encouraged him to get involved in music and learn to play the drums.

“He went to summer band camp and joined the school band: “And that’s where I met my first music teacher, Mrs. Warren. And my other band teacher, Mr. Warren. And then there was Mr. Edwards and then there was Mr. Sharps.”

“You remember ’em all?”

“Yes, I do. And Ralph Copley had taught me how to play the drum set. My story is the average story, you know. It was filled with special people.”

“You’re giving everybody else credit.”

“Well, what am I…

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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Pharrell Williams: “Where Would I Be Without My Band Teachers?”

  1. dennis

    August 11, 2014 at 06:02

    Really this article contains huge amount of information. I think it would be helpful for all. Thank you for sharing with us.
    dennis

     

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