Guitar and cello player, Avery (“AJ”) Bloomberg (14 years old) is a Freshman at LaGuardia High School for Music & Arts and Performing Arts in NYC. He previously graduated from The Anderson School, a gifted and talented K-8 public school in NYC. He is a very strong and well-rounded academic student with a true passion for music and his community. AJ teaches private guitar lessons to a variety of students in Manhattan. His younger students relate well to him and are inspired by him, and his older students are equally excited by his talent, patience, and enthusiasm. AJ truly enjoys spreading his love for music and gains real satisfaction from helping his students progress their art. AJ is benefitting from a high quality free public music education and feels extremely fortunate. As such, he is passionate about giving back. He has been donating his time and money to various charities including those that focus on public music education as their mission so that others are able to benefit as he has. He also plans to continue getting involved in his local community by running fundraisers and events in order to support various causes through his music. AJ has branded himself -”AJ JAMS”, and has set up a website: www.ajjams.org in order to communicate to his students and the community at large the role that music can play in making the world a better place.