Ari talks about working to finally earn his undergraduate and masters degrees and start teaching music (his dream job!) after his third kidney transplant and feeling like he needed to prove himself after all those years of being unable to attend school or manage a challenging career. He talks about what he was able to achieve.
Ari graduates from City College of New York
Ari graduates with his Master’s Degree from Columbia Teacher’s College
Ari earns the VH1 Save The Music grant for his school. (Photos of the instruments, Ari with the “big check”, and Ari demonstrating some trumpet basics at a VH1 presentation.)
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