A life changed by choosing to play the clarient

Story posted March 10, 2013 in News by Alexandra Burden

Struggling with dyslexia at a young age Hope Licciardello never felt confident about herself. She lived in the shadow of her older sister and wanted to find something that set her apart. In the sixth grade Licciardello picked up the clarinet and from that point on her life was changed.

Licciardello has now been playing the clarinet for 14  years and is a clarinet graduate teaching assistant. She was recently diagnosed with nerve damage in her right arm which made her change her original plan. Licciardello now plans to help other musicians with the same problem in occupational therapy. Licciardello says no matter where her life takes her, she always plans to have the clarinet in her life.