04/02/2012 04:06 pm ET

Music In Our Schools Month: Teens Seek Outlets To Explore Love Of Popular Music

There's a reason why I write about music; it's because I can't read it. The product of a single parent household, private music lessons weren't on the menu until I reached high school. There, I briefly took guitar lessons. I attended a private grammar school in an inner city, so funds for instruments weren't available. While I learned enough about the Bible there and how to properly fold a uniform skirt to sit above the knee, music in school was a luxury we didn't have.

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