Jaron Collins spent years practicing trumpet on his toys – and has now finally been given the real thing thanks to an anonymous donor (Pictures: YouTube/KHOU)
A schoolboy who was so keen to take up the trumpet that he practiced on his toys and an imaginary instrument has finally been given the real thing. Jaron Collins, from Spring in Texas, made do with his Nerf gun, or just his imagination, and would practice finger movements while watching online tutorials.
But the youngster, a fifth grader at Ponderosa Elementary School, was gifted a brand new trumpet earlier this week after an anonymous well-wisher saw a video of Jaron’s makeshift trumpet practice recorded earlier this month. Showing off the instrument, Jared told KHOU: ‘It feels great.’
Jaron’s mother Mona Collins said she first noticed her son’s fascination with learning the trumpet around two years ago. She added: ‘Ever since then, he’s been into it.’
And Jaron’s interest in the brass instrument proved no passing fad, with the schoolboy doing his best to learn how to play it, without having the actual instrument to hand.
Music teacher Charlotte Hatley said: ‘His mom told us, “He is always upstairs doing stuff like this in his room.”
‘You can see from the video and also when we’re on Google Meet for music class that he’s always in his bedroom practicing.’
The video of one of Jaron’s practice sessions was spotted by a worker at Spring Independent School district, who was so touched they decided to buy Jaron the trumpet.
That worker has asked to remain anonymous
Jaron already has big plans for his future, and wants to attend Southern University, where he hopes to put his musical practice to good use.
Jaron said: ‘It’s where I want to go to college and be in the band.’
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