Odell Zeigler started out playing the piano in churches across Illinois, always thinking he’d be a performer. When he found music education as a part-time teacher, he knew the legacy he would leave behind would be one of song and leadership. He has since dedicated his life to inspiring the next generation of young music educators. As a music teacher himself, he understands the impact his words and actions have on a new class of great musicians and hopes to pass along his empathetic approach to education. Odell wouldn’t be here if he didn’t live and breathe music, but his true passion lies in building leaders for tomorrow. From every live performance to his work in the classroom, Odell works to move others forward so they can one day do the same.