This You Should Know: An unconventional music student

Jan 12, 2019

Bob Tarkington
Credit Beth Tarkington

Bob Tarkington always wanted to go to music school. So when the Frankfort summer resident retired, he decided to do just that. It took two tries to get accepted, but now Tarkington is a senior in a jazz studies program in Georgia. He says it’s easy to spot him in his school choir: just look for the student with a shock of white hair.


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