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We say music helps you reach your potential in many ways. Meet Donyea from Brooklyn, NY and watch him talk about how music education and playing the cello helped him feel good about himself.

“When I started playing the cello it started becoming my favorite because I mostly like the sound of it and it makes me feel happy when I play it, and it makes me feel good about myself.

I didn’t know how to play the cello before I came to this school and started playing the cello cause… in my last elementary school, we didn’t have that much instruments. So, when I came here I wanted to play everything, mostly the piano. I really wanted to sing a lot of things and I wanted to play the bass mostly… I had a lot of things to chose from.

If I didn’t have music in my life I think I would probably be always mad at people or something like that. I wouldn’t have nothing to do.”