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Bentley Observer Magazine

Instrumental Learning

“Instrumental Learning The Arts and Lectures program is striking a chord on campus, with offerings so varied that even those who can’t carry a tune are taking note. The diverse bill reflects Payne’s own unconventional path in the arts. A classically trained vocalist, he tracks his early inspiration to Saturday morning cartoons, whose music he mimicked on the family piano. Adding guitar and drums to his repertoire, he developed an eclectic style that fuses funk, R&B, folk and acoustic. “We live in an extremely complex world, and people rely on the development of transferable skills to help meet demands,” he says. “Exposure to the arts encourages people to think about our world in different ways and be more open to different perspectives. It helps us make connections with others and contribute to something greater than ourselves.”

– Kristen Walsh

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