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THE WOMAN WHO GAVE ME CONFIDENCE IN MUSIC: PAT FEIT

I attended Princeton Senior High School back in the 80's.  This woman, Pat Feit was our Choir Director. She was also a very talented performer. I never saw someone so passionate about music. She was always animated in class...she engaged students. She wasn't afraid to be herself.

She not only taught choir, she was a professional musician! A performer! Amazing! Mrs. Feit gave us variety and opportunities to express ourselves. She took us to New York City, where we performed in a beautiful cathedral, watched Tommy Two Tone and Twiggy star in a musical, and then she took us to another. She was always happy; full of energy; and whether she really had interest in all of us or not; had a way of making each of us feel special.

Mrs. Feit went the extra mile with me. She would play piano for me when I entered talent contests, and she had to take a lot of time out of Her life to contribute to mine. To this day; I don't know WHY she did it; but she did.

PAT HAS PASSED AWAY

I found out yesterday that Pat Feit passed away on August 22nd, at the age of 81.  I haven't been in touch with her for years. She lived in my heart; and still does. When I heard the news, my heart sunk.  I will never forget what she did for me; and hope that her family, friends and students can find a way to smile whenever they think of her; and all that she did for so many.