Keeping Music Alive for Future Generations
Thurman Barker has also worked in education for more than 25 years. He feels it is so important to bring young people into music, because they are the future generation who will carry on the legacy of what is passed down to them. He hopes they continue playing creative music, including his own.
Even though he's been doing so for more than 50 years, Thurman is committed to creating new music, and believes that introducing children to the performance aspect of music and the creation of new music—in addition to the playing and performing of the old standards and traditional music—is how the passion will be kept alive and continued by new generations.