Cleveland Classical Guitar Society on CBS This Morning

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society student Damian Goggans and Executive Director Erik Mann appeared on CBS This Morning across the nation on March 15 to discuss mentorship and the way that CCGS’s program has changed Damian’s life. Also appearing were student Sylvia Settles and her mentor, Terence Greene of Cuyahoga Community College's Creative Arts Dance Academy. Both organizations are members of the Cleveland Foundation's Arts Mastery series.

Damian talks about his immense personal challenges and the impact of being in Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s program.. “I used to, like, hate who I was… [guitar] kinda opened up a door for me. After I played that first note it was just like- woah! I play guitar and it’s like, it talks for me.” 

Erik Mann is a Community Education Arts Leadership Institute (CAELI) alumnus from the class of 2015 and credits this program for transforming his leadership style and greatly helping his professional and personal life.

Watch the segment here.

Published: March 20, 2019