At Newark High School, band director David Schwind has seen plenty of student musicians in his 24 years of teaching, but clarinetist Paige Williams is at the top of the list.
She's top notch, talented, and thankful, because music is all in the family.
"My grandpa started it, my great grandpa would go the clubs and played the fiddle, my grandpa is a great jazz muisician, that how my parents started on it too, me and my sisters do it now too," said Paige. "We have a family recital every christmas, just play whatever we want."
Paige also plays the piano. Here she is accompanying the school choir. She sings too, and she appreciates her fellow musicians. Her goal is to teach music.
"I want to teach at the high school level, older kids, maybe band or choir, and maybe play in a Boston Pops-type orchestra if that's a possibility," said Paige.
"I hope to be sitting in the audience of her groups and beaming, because she's doing such an outstanding job as an educator, that she's done as a student musician," said Schwind.
When Paige auditioned at the Crane School of Music, she was accepted on the spot. It's a major accomplishment, and a testament to this talented future teacher.