Meet Killian and Kelsey!

Killian - 12

Instruments played:  piano, guitar, ukulele
Favorite band/artist: Foo Fighters, Favorite song: “The Sky is a Neighborhood”

What Killian likes most about music lessons is that he is able to learn new songs on the different instruments that he plays with his instructor Katie.  He practices playing music after school, and wants to keep music in his life as a hobby into adulthood. When asked how music can change the world, Killian says that “music provides entertainment to all people throughout the world”.  When he is not making music, Killian enjoys his sports of soccer, running, baseball, and skiing. 

Kelsey - 10

Instruments played: piano, ukulele, voice
Favorite band: She can’t decide because there are so many she likes! ..Anything to which she can dance.

Kelsey enjoys her music lessons because they are fun and creative, where she “loves turning an instrument into expression” (well said!).  She likes to practice in the mornings, but also again in the evenings when the house is quiet and peaceful.  Kelsey would like to be a pianist when she grows up and hopes to be able to play music for her whole life.  She believes that music can change the world because, in her words, “Music lets people enjoy life and express themselves.  When we travel outside the country as a family, I see how every culture has music in their lives.  No matter where you go, you can connect with people through music and dancing.  It’s like its own language.”  Outside of music, Kelsey enjoys tap dance classes, horseback riding, soccer, skiing, and track & field.

According to their instructor Katie, Kelsey and Killian have a passion for exploring different musical styles and instruments, studying the language behind the music so that they can apply it to any instrument they pick up.  Starting with piano, they have since learned ukulele, charango, and guitalele. This spring Kelsey has moved her focus to the piano and adding voice lessons, while Killian has focused on the string instruments and is adding guitar.   Along with their regular practice, these two have truly embraced music lessons as a family activity, teaching their parents and their little sister bits and pieces of what they are learning in lessons.  They are currently working on their first major collaboration, preparing a duet for performance as a sibling duo.  They are always such a joy to work with and Katie is grateful to teach and have them in our Music Flow family!

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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