Scribbling notes on a dry erase board just won't do. So David Virelles plays them instead, on a piano. The Cuban composer and pianist is teaching a masters class at the Charleston Jazz Academy in North Charleston, as part of the Spoleto arts festival's community outreach program.
In just a couple of hours, he's performing too.
"I hope the students walk away with what it takes to play music," Virelles says. "It takes a lot of discipline, perseverance and love. You have to be passionate about it and really spend time to be any good."