During his elementary school years, our son, Ethan, studied under the direction of Ms. Donna Schwartz. Ms. Schwartz instilled in Ethan a sense of confidence and a true love of music. Her patience, dedication and genuine interest in the welfare and learning of her students is rare. Aside from her teaching gifts, Ms. Schwartz is a wealth of knowledge regarding the music industry, as well as music-based educational opportunities outside of school; these include the Nassau Suffolk Youth Band, which has been instrumental in Ethan's music education advancement. We are grateful that Ms. Schwartz has impacted our son in such a positive way, one that will without a doubt remain with him for years to come.