This Music Teacher's Job Was Cut, But He Doesn't Need A Classroom To Change Students' Lives

August 6, 2014 10:49 PM

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This Music Teacher's Job Was Cut, But He Doesn't Need A Classroom To Change Students' Lives

The 29-year-old who lives in Los Angeles had to fight to get accepted to the competitive University of Arizona School of Music and said he struggled while enrolled. What’s more, he was laid off from his job teaching music at an elementary school in 2009. But he told The Huffington Post these setbacks spurred him to empower kids through music in other ways.

Ferrugia said that becoming a casualty of budget cuts at a public school in Arizona -- the state that at the time spent the third least amount on education nationwide -- made him more determined than ever to help kids discover a love for music. As a result, Ferrugia founded his own Arizona-based mus...

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