I believe you can not start something big alone. As they say “Team work makes the dream work” It has been twenty-three and a half years since I walked into Anthony Laurella's home. In the moment that we met, @AnthonyLaurella became my first student and thus became Elite Music Instruction’s first student.
A foundation is not only the beginning of a project, but a foundation is the element that the whole project will be built upon. I have learned that a foundation built with heart & integrity is always the strongest.
Wholeheartedly I was at Anthony’s home to share my knowledge of drums with Anthony. Likewise, Anthony was there with an incredible passion to learn the drums. Over the next 5 years Anthony would learn all he needed to know to build a strong foundation on which to build his knowledge of drums and drumming and I would build a strong foundation on which I would build my theory of teaching drums and music to others.
I have learned through teaching that in order to be a successful teacher you must first learn your art and then learn your student. This is the only way to successfully relay your knowledge to your students. Everyone is a unique individual and I feel everyone needs to be taught accordingly.
If you would like to know what Anthony has learned as a student you can simply watch the video below, but what you will see is only a morsel of what Anthony has learned. If you really want to know what Anthony has learned as a student of music you would need to get to know him as a person. Unfortunately most of you will never get to know Anthony, so here is a quick synopsis of who I have watched Anthony become.
Anthony was a kid that had to learn to live with his own adversities, as we all had to do. The big difference between Anthony and a lot of us is that Anthony never complained. Instead he always asked why? When he got an answer he would ask why again. And so it went. Month after month. Year after year, Anthony would always ask why and now Anthony is a compilation of knowledge and reasoning. He is a compassionate man that never gives up. Anthony is a dedicated husband, father, brother and son. He is dedicated to the success of his family business and the success of all his employees. He is the friend we are all better off for having in our lives. And if you ask any one of his students, Anthony is the best teacher they could ever ask for.
Anthony, because of what you taught me as my “student” I was able to create a proper music school. Built on nothing but heart and integrity. Without you Elite Music Instruction would have been impossible to build. I could not possibly be prouder of you.You have a sole that we all benefit from. For all of what you are I am forever grateful for you.