Talon began taking private cello lessons with Ms. Sharpe when he was 14 years old. Growing up in Detroit Talon faced many challenges in his young life but his love for playing his cello gave him an alternative to the negative forces in his community. Ms. Sharpe saw his dedication and commitment to music and took him under her wing, serving as his teacher and mentor. He joined Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble and has been a part of the USII family ever since. Talon is now attending college in New Jersey (2nd year) and was home the summer of 2013. He worked part-time at Jo-Ann Fabrics while here and played with USII.
Talon's story is truly an example of how music education can transform the life of a child. It highlights the importance of having quality music and art programs available to ALL children.
Thank you to the USII parents that continue to embrace and support our Talented One.