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Master Teachers

Behind every truly great performer and artist is a great teacher. Spark visits with just a few of these inspiring mentors in the Bay Area.

Ali Akbar Khan is one of the finest North Indian musicians in the world, and he has devoted his life to passing along his gift to several generations of musicians, young and old.

Music instructor Helena Jack is working against all odds to bring jazz into the lives of hundreds of Oakland public school students.

Michael Tilson Thomas talks about the teachers who helped shaped his career and why music education is one of his highest priorities as we follow members of the San Francisco Youth Symphony.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 16, 2003]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

Ali Akbar Khan

Learn why more than 10,000 students have beaten a path to the classroom of North Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan.

Helena Jack

See how Helena Jack prepares her award-winning public school band for an upcoming jazz festival.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Meet Michael Tilson Thomas and a few of the musicians from the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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