Justin (name changed to protect privacy) is a teenage boy who is currently taking drum lessons with Ramiro Martinez. Justin, unfortunately lost his father, and needed an emotional outlet. His grandmother had learned about Woodlawn Arts Academy and our music lessons through the community and thought that drum lessons would be beneficial to Justin. Justin enjoys taking lessons and has channeled his emotions through music and the drums. Without the scholarship provided by the United Way of Whiteside County, Justin’s grandmother would not have been able to enroll him into private music lessons.