Damien grew up in a military family that moved a lot so his only constant was his music which he really latched onto. He loves playing and loves teaching because of the impact he sees it has on his students. Damien works in mostly lower income schools and neighborhoods, and he notices that kids are not absent on days they have music class because it is something they look forward to. He also expressed how it brings people together that wouldn’t necessarily ever meet which in turn broadens peoples perspectives as they often meet and make friends with people they wouldn’t have. He likes how music unifies and transforms.