Featured Student Spotlight

Meet Chiara, Liesl, & Pascal!

Chiara - 12

Instrument:  Piano

Favorite song: “The Last Goodbye” by Billy Boyd; She like this song because she likes the melody and can relate to it.

What Chiara likes most about music lessons is that her instructor Amber explains new material very well so she can understand and remember everything.  Chiara likes to practice playing after school, and when she grows up, she would simply like to continue playing and enjoying piano. When asked how music can change the world, Chiara says that “music can be soothing or teach a lesson, both of which are really important sometimes”.  When she is not making music, Chiara enjoys reading, biking, and climbing trees.

Liesl - 8

Instrument: Piano

Favorite song: “The Last Goodbye” by Billy Boyd; She really likes Lord of the Rings because it is really intense. She likes how the music flows.

Liesl enjoys her piano lessons because she likes how she learns a new song each lesson.  She likes her instructor Amber because she doesn’t push too hard, but can push her just hard enough. Liesl practices piano right after school, and someday when she grows up she would like to learn the piccolo!  Liesl believes that music can change the world because “without music, the world would be quiet. Sometimes songs can explain things, so we wouldn’t know as much and people wouldn’t listen to explanations” (well said!). Outside of music, Liesl enjoys biking and reading.

Pascal - 7

Instrument:  Piano

Favorite music: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings soundtracks; He likes the ones without words because they are more peaceful. He also really likes the Hobbit movie. 

What Pascal likes most about music lessons is that when he gets a part wrong in a song, his instructor Amber will play the part that they got wrong so they can hear what it sounds like correctly.  Pascal likes to practice playing after school as well, and when he grows up, he wants to be a professional electric guitar player! When asked how music can change the world, Pascal says that “music can make people happy”.  When he is not making music, Pascal enjoys snuggling Mom, sleeping, and building LEGOS.

According to their instructor Amber…Chiara, Leisl, and Pascal deserve the spotlight for a number of reasons. They are relatively new, having begun lessons only 8 months ago; yet they have progressed more rapidly through all the beginner material than almost any other students. Their practice habits are consistent and they never miss a lesson. All three are prepared every week and always do their best. Most recently, they finished a composition assignment, which they completed correctly and very creatively. Every week she is impressed by their talent and their overall effort.

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My name is Tatiana Cobos and I have been playing guitar for about 7 years. Ever since I can remember it always fascinated me the way the guitar looked, how it sounded, and the way you move your hands when you play the instrument. Along these 7 years I have had a few teachers. Some didn’t challenge me the way I wanted to be challenged and others had a different vision for me than that I had for myself. A couple of years ago we came across Music Flow. At the end of the first lesson I felt more connected to the guitar and to music. My instructor challenges me and shows me new concepts that I couldn’t even image exist. Every Wednesday I cannot wait to go home from school and see my instructor and what he has in store for me. Music for me has become a place I can explore and have my own little bubble of creativity. I have found my love for the guitar and music, and I have no plan in stopping my lessons any time soon! I love Music Flow and what I have learned!

Tatiana Cobos, Music Flow Student