At a school that's had some rather dark days, this guy recently brightened things up a bit. Then again Keyon Harrold has a way of making things sound better.
He has been called the future of the trumpet and has played with Jay Z, Beyonce and Chaka Kahn just to name a few.
"I'm living the life, the dream I haven't fulfilled that yet," Harrold says.
Maybe not, but he certainly struck a chord with these Normandy Middle School Students.
"You all just have to feel it, this is music," Harrold tells the kids.
It was a rare opportunity musicians of all ages would love to have.
"This was a learning experience, a good experience, it was fun," says Tyrha Gales, a 7th grader.
"He inspired me," adds Rakaya Hilliard, a 6th grader.
Because he not only shared his knowledge, but FaceTimed his wife who plays saxophone for Beyonce.
"Just put your mind to it and believe you hear me? Says Harrold's wife through the phone.
The thing is Keyon Harrold isn't just an incredible musician, he's a McCluer grad who hasn't forgotten where he came from or who taught him.
"I was learning, but I didn't have a concept in music like I didn't know the idea of swing, the essence of swing, the essence of harmony, really thinking about reading and when I met Mr. Moore that's all it was," Harrold explains.
Mr. Moore has taught hundreds of students including these guys, but to see a former student inspiring current students well that's as good as it gets.
"Well, you saw it on my face earlier, it's just very rewarding," Thomas Moore, the Normandy Middle School Band Director says.
And well as far as Keyon Harrold leaving his mark...it seems he has.
"It's great to get a chance to come back and talk to ya'll a little bit," Harrold adds.