I Know Exactly How You Feel
Because I Used to Feel the Same Way!
My name is Rob Spampinato, and I’m writing this to you from Rob's School of Music, the music school I own and run in Suffern, New York.
The truth is, I’ve always been the shy one in any group.
I used to get nervous just ordering a slice of pizza at our local shop
I didn’t know how to talk when I was in a room of people
Making friends was hard, especially at school
But when I met my musical best friends in karate class and we formed a band, I learned that once I got out on stage, I could perform.
So, what changed?
Well, nothing really. I’m still shy. I still get nervous ordering my favorite drink from my local coffee shop.
But because of the rock experiences I went through with my friends, I learned how to harness the power of music.
With practice, I could play, and perform in front of thousands of strangers.
One time with a not-so-smallish hole in my pants.
But before I got to that place, I tried a lot of things that didn’t work
I tried to just play through the pain with a teacher who didn’t get me.
I ended up quitting and neglecting my passion for music for years.
It wasn’t until I learned how valuable supportive relationships are that I was able to finally pick up a guitar and stick with it.