This powerpoint presentation depicts an inspirational story of a young girl who loved music. She learns how to play the trumpet at school. She auditions at the best schools in New York City. She fails. She tries again. She succeeds. Powerpoint includes music exerpts from : an Italian folksong, a French folksong, Hello Dolly by Louis Armstrong, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and classical trumpet music. Last slide has Common Core based questions such as: identify the author's purpose and the central idea of the text. Good for ESL and/ or Music elementary students just as they are beginning to learn how to play a musical instrument.