CP Nassau Day program participants continue to enjoy long distance learning sessions via Zoom with thanks to the innovative teachers in the program and other dedicated staff. At the invitation of Maura Wachsberger, the group was delighted to have a very special guest on May 6: Livingston Taylor!

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching.

Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create original songs that have earned him listeners and devoted fans worldwide. Livingston is a professor at Berkley School of Music. His songs usually tell a story. He wrote, “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman” which were recorded by his brother James Taylor. He has performed with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac and Jimmy Buffet among other. Maura comments, “Some of us were fortunate to meet Livingston at his music retreat in Boston University two summers ago and were thrilled to see him here at CP Nassau with the help of Zoom.”

Maura said Livingston was fabulous and very sympathetic for the hard times that we’re going through. Livingston had a special hello for David Tindal, a participant in the Boston University retreat. Participant Mark C. said, “that was great”, and Patty V. added, “I’m so glad that Livingston came to our zoom class and sang for us.” The songfest ended with a medley from the Wizard of Oz. He said he’ll come back and visit us again!

Livingston we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!