Music can inspire and spawn creativity, and in the case of Jesse, it can also help build relationships.
Jesse was a shy youth who had trouble engaging with a group. When Jesse discovered that the video game Rock Band was being offered at the Music Clubhouse, he jumped at the opportunity to be involved. Through his participation, he became an energetic musician who loves to practice, socialize, and help his peers learn songs that he himself has mastered. He made a close friend at the Music Clubhouse who shares similar interests and abilities. Every day they can be found sharing guitar licks and jamming together.
Jesse ended up taking advantage of everything the Music Clubhouse has to offer; he enrolled in drums, guitar, and an ensemble class. Jesse also was featured in a video produced for Boston-based company, Harmonix, as a way of showing how their generous donation of Rock Band is being used to engage teens in the Music Clubhouse.
“Jesse is involved in all aspects of the Music Clubhouse culture,” says the Music Clubhouse director. “He embodies all that we hope to accomplish.”
When Jesse played drums to the Green Day song, “When I Come Around,” it was clear he was no longer just a Rock Band musician – he was the real deal!