By Terrance Gavan – The Blog Arts
One of the best kept secrets in this scrape of shield walks to school along the Head Lake trail every day.
Can’t miss him. He’s the Impeccably dressed chap with the purposeful stride.
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Tom Regina is a music teacher at Hal High and I have it on good authority – from his daughter Jocelyn, who is in Edinburgh studying music – that he used to busk in the GTA to earn some extra money when he was attending university.
He plays flute rather well. (Ahem, understatemnt) His passion is music and he lives that passion daily, ensconced in the small music room at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.
But sit down with Tom Regina some time and you’ll quickly learn that his real love is teaching. A vast legion of students will testify to the passion; and the love; and the firm hand on a baton that gave them, during those confusing teenage years, some solace, some refuge and some reason to play… and to love making music.
We can’t do justice to the evening of jazz last Tuesday at Hal High’s Northern Lights Pavilion… so we’ll let you look and listen here on Highlands News.ca.
Hope you enjoy it and if you do?
Pass it forward and send the link to your friends.
Oh and if you pass Mr. Regina on his way to school down the Head Lake Trail? Stop and say hi!
A You Tubey clip of the night is being processed by the good folks at Dead Dogan Media. Holla!
Cheers… terrance gavan… arts editor/HighlandsNews.ca