Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mark Rivera on music in schools

"Brooklyn in the 60' were either a hitter or a rocker..the guys carried knives I carried a saxophone and a guitar...Music is an outlet whether you are 5, 55 or 95.. and if you are performing it I think it is the most powerful thing..there is nothing more visceral than singing or playing an instrument and is like breathing"
Mark Rivera plays and tours with some of the biggest names in music, including Ringo Starr and Billy Joel, as a musical director and side man. He attended the School of Performing Arts in NY (FAME), gives a lot of his time to mentoring kids and is a big advocate for music education.

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