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Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Music class at Elloree Elementary School in Orangeburg county is about more than whether your notes are sharp or flat.

Ms. Beverly Rice knows the key to success in life begins with discipline.

Rice says, "The key word is discipline. If you have discipline enough to be in a performing group, then you have discipline to do your homework, you have discipline to study for your test, you know how tosettle yourself down and get the work done."

Ms. Rice has been teaching music for more than 24 years, but she also keepsbusywith after school or summer school work.

She's an Elloree native and South Carolina State University graduate. Her mother was an educator and her love for music started at a very early.

"When I was there age. I had a terrific music teacher and I adored her.", Rice says.

Mrs. Rice takes pride in having a personal relationship with her students. She's taught their parents at times refers to them as her "grandchildren."

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