Patsy Dash, as most know, has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra percussion section since 1986. In this brief excerpt, she speaks about her introduction to music, and discusses some of the life lessons we learn as musicians. Sometimes I think we get wrapped up in the details of being a musician, and overlook some of the basic things that she addresses. Enjoy.
Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.