In the fifth grade, I “inherited” my older brother’s trombone and joined the band at my elementary school. Three-quarters of the way through that year, my family uprooted from Tennessee to Oklahoma, and..well…the trombone physically made the trip, but I didn’t keep going with the band.
In a story that sounded familiar, Jason LeVasseur began his rock-star journey as a saxophonist. That quickly morphed into drums. When he graduated high school, he knew the drums wouldn’t be all that welcome in a dorm room, so he was gifted a guitar. Today, Jason lives out his dream as a troubadour & front-man of “The Rock Star Project”, an amazing experience he’s been sharing with students and business groups across the country for years.
We caught up with Jason, while he was jamming out in his kitchen in front of a proud display of art created by his kids…who he credits as being the coolest band he’s ever worked with!
Music touches the soul and Jason teaches us that EVERYONE is a member of a band and that we all CAN connect with our inner rock star, simply by choosing to do so.
This isn’t another “everyone gets a trophy, juice box and an orange slice” story. Its a reminder that we are all rock stars at heart and every day is an opportunity to showcase our talents in one of the many virtual bands of which we are all members.
Leave a comment below about YOUR favorite “band” and why it means so much to you!
Scott Cooksey is a motivational keynote speaker, leadership workshop facilitator who wants to speak at your next association or industry event. Find out more at www.IdeaCharger.com.