Sam Ek

Ek-001As a music mentor, Sam finds it fun to teach younger, elementary children the joys of music. He has spent his lifetime volunteering with music related activities, beginning with his participation in A Christmas Carol, A Gift at Notre Dame as a young child. He continues to collect canned food and toys for fundraising promoted by this event. Sam also serves as a Music Mentor helping elementary children in the Belmont/Redwood Shores School District and over the summer at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford University.  In high school Sam has helped others with special needs participate in music and dance programs through SNAP. The child Sam has worked with shows demonstrable improvement in his balance and energy. Sam has participated in this even for four years culminating in a performance each spring and fall. Sam states eloquently that, “the act of volunteering is a kindness and we can all use a little more kindness in our lives.”