World-renowned jazz musician Pat Metheny discusses his impressions of life, music, and progressive education.

You started playing the trumpet when you were eight. What drew you to it?

Well, my whole family’s pretty musical. My brother, Mike, was a great trumpet player, a child prodigy. My dad is a terrific trumpet player and my mom’s father was a professional trumpet player. Trumpet was sort of in the family. I started playing it when I was young and because Mike was so good, I was constantly compared to him.

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