It is very rare to find a mentor that will help you through many years of your life. Normally I find most people have just a couple mentors for many years (either formal or informal). I am a protégé of music and life mentor Kevin Blackwood. Kevin has always been older and more experienced than I have been as a musician. He has had life experiences before I have had them and he has offered help and guidance through many difficult times.
Kevin teaches music, drums, and many other things to a variety of students in Kitsap county, King county, Seattle, and many other locations all over the world. He shares his performance and love with many others and has for almost all of his life. Kevin has taught me so much about music, recording, and live music culture but also that some things never go away and in some cases you don’t want them to. He is a moral and communication expert and has frequently inspired me to excel as well.
My mentor Kevin started helping me when I was in primary school and has continued to guide me through many challenges. His ability to help others work as a team is prized by many musical managers. Kevin knows how to find the right tools for the job and knows which people would work best together. He is a maven of musical leadership and could coordinate any musical needs desired. Kevin has also guided me by example and showed me how to wait until the right time for the musical magic to happen.
Mr. Blackwood has advised me and stood with me through my musical education, knows the importance of it, and shares it with others. I also thank Kevin for his guidance and examples of how to coordinate the management and needs of live performance. We have played so many gigs together that I will never forget the fundamentals he has taught me of brightening up the lives of others. Thank you Kevin, I look forward to all of your help.