When your child wants to switch instruments

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If your kid wants to quit playing an instrument and change to another instrument, my short answer would be, no. It's not that simple. If the kid has spent an ample amount of time on the instrument and wants to go to a different instrument that they might be passionate about, I might allow that to happen. The other thing that I might allow to happen is I would let a kid to add an instrument. If they are playing piano and want to try trumpet, saxophone, or sing; then the answer is, absolutely, yes.

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Fernando Pullum, MA

Director of Performing Arts & Educational Specialist

Fernando Pullum is an educator and professional musician. In 1989 LAUSD recognized Fernando’s music program as the first music magnet in South Los Angeles. During the years that followed, 100% of Fernando’s students graduated with a high school diploma and only one student failed to enroll in college during the next fifteen years. Fernando has been recognized by many organizations and individuals throughout his tenure, including Oprah, VH-1 and the State of California as its teacher of the year.

Over the years, Fernando’s students have performed for many dignitaries, including President Ford and Prince Charles.  The students have performed with Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and many other incredible musicians. They have opened the Playboy Jazz Festival four times and traveled to Cuba, Brazil, Spain, and New York.

He has an MA in Music Education and a MA in Trumpet Performance.

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