"There are a lot of family moments. My mom is like, ‘Oh, I'm so proud of my son; he plays viola.’ And she'll start hugging me, and the rest of my siblings are like, ‘Mom, please!’ I remember when my family all came over on Christmas, I played and a couple of them started crying. And the rest of them were really proud. It made me feel good."
- Student, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI
"Every week brings new residents to PREF and as we lose someone to release, the new ones are quick to sign up for the music program."
- Bob Groves, Volunteer Music Director, Plainfield Re-entry Educational Facility, Plainfield, IN
"I really like playing music so I can grow up to be something."
- Student, Kayne Eras Center, Culver City, CA