The first time I picked up a trumpet, I was 8 years old. Today you might say I’m a card carrying introvert, but I was even worse when I was young. It was so bad, I was almost mute.
I went to this music class, and they had a table filled with instruments. As I learned to play, I began to realize that the trumpet could do my talking for me—it was saying what I couldn’t get out of my mouth. Obviously, it transformed my life, and that’s why I’m so excited about kids having this same type of opportunity, not only with music but also with acting, sculpting, painting or whatever creative form that moves them.