Music business instructor wants students to use music to ‘find their own voice’
New music business instructor David Rivers hopes students will use music to find their voice.
Rivers is using his experience of living in Nashville, Tennessee, and being a music producer to help Radford students realize their dreams. Rivers also taught at Columbia State Community College while in Nashville.
“It’s a great opportunity to come here,” Rivers said. “I love this size and the look of the campus. Everyone wants to be here and is wanting to work as hard as they can so students can succeed.”
As a professor, Rivers hopes that his students are able to use his experience to conduct their own notes.
“More than anything, I hope that they will discover their own voice,” Rivers said. “Music is something we learn throughout life. What happens over time is that people learn to find their own voice and style.”
Rivers wants to use his expertise to continue to help the Department of Music grow.
Making them successful is helping them find their own voice. Success comes when you’re able to figure out your voice and trusting in that.
“There are some areas that I have some hands-on expertise in that I would like to incorporate to make the possibilities even broader,” Rivers said. “I want our graduates to succeed and become great ambassadors for Radford University.”
To help them succeed, Rivers wants each student to bring something new to the world – or share the individual creativity with those around them.
“Making them successful is helping them find their own voice,” he said. “Success comes when you’re able to figure out your voice and trusting in that.”