Making The Connection
The Uptown Music Collective is proud to announce our new video series, “Making The Connection”. This is an ongoing series of short videos where you hear from Uptown Music Collective students, past and present, talking about all aspects of music and how it impacts their lives.
This video features UMC Graduating Senior, Tate Berkey talking about his experiences learning from UMC Drum Instructor, Bobby Leidhecker.
“When I started at the Collective, I was extremely shy and did not have a good work ethic, but as I began to become more involved in classes, workshops and different performance opportunities like backing bands, CPG and now SPG, it exposed me to others. While being around the other students they helped me grow as a person and a performer with becoming more confident in myself and learn the importance of hard work and help me obtain a better and more efficient work ethic.”
“In the collective, I’ve learned how to be proactive and have a strong work ethic. I’ve also learned how to be a leader and be a good role model for younger students. I have gotten better at knowing what is expected and doing what I’m supposed to which helps me to be responsible and plan ahead. And I’ve grown tremendously as a musician