Main Content

The Kelly Clarkson Show

LA Teacher Completely Transforms Public School Music ProgramExtended Cut

Also available on the nbc app

Erick Quintanilla first fell in love with music when his jazz-loving 7th-grade teacher told him to pick up a saxophone. Fast forward to 2014, when he got his first assignment as a music teacher in an underserved middle school in Los Angeles. The majority of the instruments were in pretty bad shape, so he worked hard to land two large grants through Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. With the grant money, he bought new instruments for his students and began taking them to festivals and competitions around the state. They eventually even performed at Disneyland! In this extended cut, Kelly talks with Erick's student Lydia whose life was changed by the program.

Available until 09/22/22
Appearing:Kelly Clarkson
Tags: Kelly Clarkson, kristen bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeanie Buss
S3 E07 minTV-PGHighlightTalk and InterviewDaytime


We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our cookie policy.