Over 30 years
Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute
Bachelor of Music Music Education, North Texas State University, Master of Music Music Education, Texas A&M University, Ph.D University of Utah
About Dr. Thomas Durante
Moving to the East Coast in 1997 I became a spokesperson for Arts Education. In 1999 I testified on behalf of the importance on the Arts before the Senate Committee on Health, Labor and Education.
I mention all these things because I truly believe you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to. A good friend of mine is famous for saying "it’s not what you say BUT it's what you DO." Success therefore is NOTHING more than DOING what you say you’re going to do.
Today, I truly am blessed doing what I love to do. I’m grateful to teach motivated children surrounded by a world-class teaching staff and a VERY supportive administration. Children come to school ready to learn and the words ‘failure’ and 'can't' doesn’t exist. Because all humans make mistakes we should view them as opportunities for growth. The best thing about mistakes is that you get to fix them! In music it's called practice!