By Mike Sessions |Staff Writer|
Don’t judge a book by its cover: a motto to keep in mind when meeting student Victor Headley. He is the real deal.
Upon listening to the melodies echoing from his piano, you will immediately become drawn into complete silence. No words can rightfully describe the emotional build of the music from this talented individual.
At first glance, you may not imagine him even being slightly as good as he is with the keys but that’s what makes this man special.
When speaking to him, there is a sense of wisdom, yet growth protruding to anyone listening.
Born and raised in Orlando, FL., Headley’s talent for playing the piano was discovered at a young age.
“My mother noticed my talent in church. She said she wanted to put her son in music school, and from then on she did,” said Headley.
It worked out just perfectly. His tenure of about 20 years of practicing gave way to an amazing ability of performing on the spot and delivering under pressure.
“Just seeing people enjoy my music, enjoying my talent, that’s something that stands out to me,” said Headley.
As a witness, he couldn’t be any more correct. Playing the piano impromptu in the CSUSB Village Square, he caught the attention of a young lady working on her homework.
Her words were simply, “Are you going to follow me everywhere and play that?” signaling her immediate interest in his music.
Victor has only been in California since 2009, moving from his hometown right after he finished high school to further his talent and education.
Currently, he is a sociology major with a minor in business, hoping to one day become a guidance counselor, while also helping artists find their way through the very tough music industry.
“I would like for it to be a career goal. That was my main objective for coming out here, for me to actually make it in the music industry,” said Headley.
He portrays the instrument as an art form and as a way of truly expressing himself.
“Freedom” is what he feels comes out of playing the piano, stating that it is the best way of describing his love for it.
Headley admitted that if he had another choice of instrument, he would want to play the electric guitar.
“I don’t know, there’s something about the strings, just the sound of them and how you can bend them and make them talk, it’s very unique,” said Headley.
Not many on campus know of his musical ability, as he is still new to the school and the students alike. However, that is soon to change.
Talent like this deserves as much attention as possible, because there’s no telling where this young man may end up due to his executioner skills. All it takes is for the right person to come across his video and discover him.
Visit YouTube and search Victor Headley for a glimpse of his talent at the piano. You will not only be amazed at his uncanny style of performing effortlessly, you will also become a fan.