Lightner Museum invites "Keys To Success" piano students to play a 100-year-old grand piano at the Lightner Museum
Compassionate St. Augustine's Keys to Success instructor Felicia Regan has been teaching piano lessons to high risk boys who are residents of the St Augustine Youth Academy. Lightner Museum Executive Director Bob Harper has invited every boy who takes piano lessons to play the magnificent 100+ year-old Chickering piano on the third floor prior to leaving the secure (level 8) facility and to also tour the Lightner after his "recital." Enjoy Michael playing Ode to Joy with Felicia!
Published in the St. Augustine Record - February 14 2016
By WARREN CLARK
Convener of Compassionate St. Augustine's Compassion In Action Prison Reform initiative.
I am grateful the St. Augustine City Commission declared February Criminal Justice and Prison Reform Awareness Month. The origins of that declaration began two years ago when Compassionate St. Augustine studied the book “A New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. It was eye-opening! Most of us were surprised to learn that more people are in prison and on parole in the U.S. than anywhere in the world. The costs in money and lost human potential are huge.