“For four years I have had the pleasure of learning from some of the best teachers at the 92Y. When I was a little boy, I had always dreamed of being a musician in a band. While I have pursued another dream to become a physician, the 92Y faculty has afforded me the opportunity to finally pursue a childhood passion. Taking the varied music classes at the 92Y has allowed me to become a vocalist and guitarist in a band I have started in New York City, Punch for Zero.
"... I have learned the art of music and lyrical writing, even recording a song “Runaway” which I wrote during the class. I am currently completing the music theory course with Louis Rosen, and have used his teachings in many of the new compositions I am working on. Both Lauri Galbreth and Ed Maceachen have improved my vocal and guitar playing skills … I appreciate all the teaching and dedication the 92Y faculty have provided to the NYC community so we can fulfill our childhood dreams …”
—Amitabh, Music Student and Guitarist and Lead Vocalist, Punch for Zero
“Learning to play piano and read music at age 65 has been a life-changing experience. Doing so has widened my horizons and added music as a new dimension to my life. Without the excellent instruction, support and encouragement of Tania Tachkova, my piano instructor at the SOM, 92nd Street Y, I would not have mastered the beginning skills needed to achieve my life-long dream of being able to play the piano. Such Fun!!”
—Beverly, Piano Student
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