My daughter got into the school music program
My daughter got into the school music program in her school, so happy for her. For me to go to school has a child and never experienced art or music made me depressed. I was a talented artist as a child and my parents didn’t nurture that, there were signs there and my parents never took me seriously. I attended a Catholic school in Brooklyn, the focus on academics just like most public schools in New York at that time with no music or art program. The only experience I had in art, going to school was high school, my art teacher who I had for two years in high school, he left the school because he wanted to retire, I beg him to stay because I wanted to him to help with my portfolio. There was also a fashion design teacher at my high school who cannot draw and all my classmates told me she was jealous of me. All she teach was the names of garments. We did not learn how to sew. She purposely did not enter my fashion sketches in School or some type of art show that she knew outside the school for awards. But I know I was going to do bigger and better things without her help. Even with my poor grades and SAT scores, my raw talent got me into two of the best art and fashion schools at that time in New York. I got accepted to the fashion Institute of technology where I completed my fashion design degree and fashion merchandising and bachelors in business; and two years in Pratt Institute. At first, the schools did not accepted me because of my poor grades but they couldn’t deny the raw talent that I had, so I later got accepted by both schools at the same time after I’ve just finished high school. If I was given the opportunity at younger age who knows what other stuff I could have made or designed. One thing I can say good about Philadelphia and maybe Pennsylvania as a state as a whole they try to provide music or art for their students. They are some schools that don’t have either program in Philly but they try their best to make sure that all the public schools to have it, it’s not perfect. And when you think about it a lot, you will find a lot of artists came out of Philadelphia, either an artist or musician.