For the past two years, CCM student Zak Werdegar has been volunteering his time each week teaching guitar to war veterans at the Menlo Park division of Palo Alto VA Hospital. The guitars that the veterans currently use are close to unplayable, and Zak wanted to set out and raise money to get new instruments for them. You can check out Zak's fantastic promotional video below and can donate to his gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/music-therapy-for-war-veterans
Everyone at the California Conservatory is incredibly proud of the work Zak is doing in the community and look forward to hearing the veterans play on their new instruments!
In the video, Zak is performing a movement from Andrew York's piece, Equations of Beauty. Zak currently studies with Brad Pupa at our Redwood City location.