Professor Reyes not only taught young pianists and inspired audiences through his performances - he touched the lives of his students with such genuine care and concern for their total development as humans that has manifested in lifelong gratitude, inspiration, and a legacy that will not be forgotten. He was among the rare breed of teachers who believe that every student is capable of learning anything. He would prove it to each student themselves by helping them learn works that surpassed their greatest expectations, and then laughing as he exclaimed, "See - it's easy!" His genuine love of teaching, exploring music, and overseeing the technical, artistic, and personal growth in his students made him a role model for all who aspire to be a teacher. The heartfelt tributes and beautiful, touching, incredible memories by his friends, colleagues, and students from around the world testify to the role he played in our lives. I feel fortunate to have known him my entire life, to have had him as a teacher from middle school through college, and (over the last decade) as a mentor who continued to guide and inspire me as pianist and teacher. His impact will live on through his students and carry on long into the future.