Between classes the students gather in small groups around the campus and since many have their instruments at hand, spontaneous jam sessions are practically unavoidable.
"Music is a gift," Feher said. "It's like when a person finds a life partner. I know music is never going to hurt."
For Snetberger, 55, educating young Gypsy musicians is rewarded by the inspiration he receives from them.
"I think no one knows them better than me because I come from the same poverty," said Snetberger, the youngest of six children from the northeastern Hungarian city of Salgotarjan.
"I think I play even better with them. They give me something special as well."
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