Pasquale Pascaretti Obituary, Death – My life was profoundly altered by Mr. P, as it was for many others. My decision to attend Fraser Public Schools was largely influenced by the pioneering Fraser Performing Arts Career Academy, which was one of the primary reasons for his involvement in the school’s creation. I have never had another instructor who was quite like Mr. P. He interacted with his students as if they were his peers. Which, to tell you the truth, was an attitude that was desperately needed by us young musicians, and it’s one of the reasons why I feel like his students look up to and appreciate him so much in general.
You could be joking around with him one minute, and the next he could be providing you with some of the most constructive criticism you had ever been given in your entire life, despite the fact that it was brutally honest and very much required. Excellence was what he expected from his students and from the other musicians he worked with, and he received it in return. As a junior and senior in high school, he was extremely kind and kind to me, and he inspired me to be my own person and walk my own path by encouraging me to be independent and be myself.
To paraphrase what he often advised, “Follow your bliss.” Without him, the quality of my education would have been far lower. He was more than a teacher; he was someone who cared, who made a difference, and who affected our lives. Pasquale Pascaretti will be greatly missed. He will be sorely missed all of our lives and will never be forgotten. The Fraser Singers will always have a very special place in my heart; I have so many wonderful memories of our time together.