Joe Wilner has been playing drums since he was 13 years old. But his path to music education isn’t a conventional one. Joe learned the fundamentals of drumming from his first music teacher and soon started playing in a punk rock band. From then on he was self-taught. Joe left music behind for a few years as he studied to become a psychologist. As he pursued this career, he realized that drumming and music were an essential part of his life he didn’t want to walk away from. Over the past five years he has dedicated himself to making drums a career. Joe drums with the band Yes You Are, touring nationally and signing an international publishing deal for their single HGX which was featured in a Pepsi Super Bowl commercial. Joe believes that music can change people's lives and he wants to help students develop the dedication and passion to be life-long musicians.
We want every student to have access to the benefits of playing music, but for many families, there are significant barriers to getting started. Partner with us this #GIVINGTUESDAY! If we can raise $15,000 we will be able to serve 150 students.
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