Kaye Mero was my sons piano teacher while he was in high school. What she taught him went far beyond piano lessons. She ignited in him a passion for music that still burns brightly. Ms. Mero not only taught him the basics of how to play, but also exposed him to many types of music, opening his mind and building a great appreciation for everything from Beethoven to the Beatles. He took what he learned and applied it to other instruments and spent his years in high school involved in marching band, jazz ensemble, pep band and wind symphony. In his senior year, he was awarded the Patrick S. Gilmore award by his band director. In music, and with instruction from Ms. Mero, he has found his true calling. He is currently pursuing a music education degree with the intent of continuing in music therapy, so like Ms. Mero, he can share his love for music with others. We are grateful to her for starting him on his path.