An ordinary person who did extraordinary things, Sam Gagliano was a teacher of music for fifty-six years in three Alabama counties to pupils of all ages, races, and walks of life. For many years, his name was synonymous with music in the Birminham area. Born Saverio Emidio Gagliano on July 5, 1907 to immigrant parents from Bisacquino, Sicily, he was the oldest of eight children. He was educated at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy from 1927 to 1931. When he returned home to the Great Depression, there were few jobs, particulary for musicians. So he worked in a shoe repair shop, then taught in the minings communities of western Jefferson and southern Walker counties. He later served as bandmaster at four North Alabama high schools. He also had private Studios where he taught nearly 2,000 pupils on piano, organ, and band instruments. Sam playes piano in dance orchestras, organ in churches, helped found a Marine Corps Reserve Band, and was conductor of an Alabama National Guard Band.
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Book Description RosARIO pUB, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11097648630X