Penn State student uses guitar to communicate with fellow musicians
Jimmy Quinn is approaching graduation from Penn State University this May and has spent the last four years of college teaching himself how to play guitar from watching YouTube videos and recognizing familiar sounds.
Quinn finds that playing guitar with friends or random people allows them to communicate with each other through instruments and it brings a sense of meditation for him because he said “it gives me no time to think about external things, just the music.”
Sometimes he may pop up on stage with some friends at the Rathskeller in downtown State College, but most of the time he is jamming out with and without friends in his apartment. Though he said some roommates don’t like it at times, they all eventually gather around to relax, get work done or have a beer while he plays a new song or takes requests.
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Nikolas Rose is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he started at community college and transferred to Penn State after one year. In his transition to Penn State, he started a college apparel line and created a personal brand on campus using his marketing expertise. Since then, Nik has acquired a minor in entrepreneurship and has continued marketing for businesses around the country while hosting his own podcast on iTunes called “The Nik Rose Podcast.” Nik has an internship last summer at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Law Firm in Philadelphia and will be working full time at the firm this may May working in marketing and culture development. He hopes to continue growing his platform with marketing and cultural development to help impact the world.