By Joe G., 5th grade
How old were you when you first became interested in music?
I was in elementary school; 12 years old.
Who introduced you to music and who is your greatest influence?
I found my love for music on my own, but my greatest influence was my first real guitar teacher.
What created your love for music?
I like the creativity and expression that music, something that I cannot do anywhere else.
Who gave you your first trumpet or did you buy it?
When I was a kid my mom rented a trumpet for me.
Who is your favorite musician and why?
My favorite musician is Miles Davis because I love his music.
Why is your trumpet your favorite instrument?
It’s actually not my favorite, but it is my favorite out of the band instruments because I love the sound of it.
Why did you become a music teacher at South Loop?
I wanted to work at a good school and South Loop was hiring a band teacher.
If you had to do something else what would it be?
I would train dogs because I love dogs.