A new piano and keyboard lab has a new home at Mays High School, courtesy of VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Audiomack and Grammy-award winning super producer Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson.
Music students were invited to the big reveal on the morning of Dec. 10, which featured musical selections by the Mays choir.
Zaytoven, whose name is an ode to German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven because both musicians were born in Germany and mastered the organ and piano at a young age, talked to the group of about 50 students about the impact of music in his life. He also answered questions about his journey from Atlanta barber to mega producer for chart-topping hip-hop artists such as Future, Gucci Mane and Migos. His first hit was producing Usher’s “Papers” single from the certified platinum Raymond v. Raymond album.