Staying True to His Strings

April 28, 2011 Zan Strumfeld 0

Several years ago, 65-year-old Rob Turner decided he would rather make $100 a day as a substitute math teacher than $6 an hour as a hall monitor. His daughter won a scholarship to travel to Washington, D.C. But Turner had trouble finding a job that would pay the airfare without a bachelor’s degree under his belt. After roaming the halls to make ends meet, he is now back in the classroom to pursue a math degree, in addition to something more – mastery of performance and composition in cello. “I figured, ‘Why don’t I take music […]