Meet 9-yr-old Mikayla Hatfield, who plays piano and sings! Mikayla’s favorite song is “Cool Kids” by her favorite group, Echosmith. Mikayla is a quick learner, and puts a lot of effort into her playing. Her favorite part about lessons is her instructor, “Ms Kathi”, and how much fun they have in learning together. Her favorite time to practice is after dinner when the day starts winding down. Mikayla has dreams of being a true pianist and singer/songwriter when she grows up, and based on her latest performance at our fall recital, we all believe she is well on her way! When asked how music can help change the world, she believes it simply helps people come together. Outside of music, Mikayla enjoys soccer, basketball, playing with her brother Jacob, and throwing the frisbee with her dog Indigo.
According to her instructor Kathi, Mikayla is a talented student with a shining smile and a kind heart. Recently, a whole new world seemed to open up to Mikayla as she was given the opportunity to learn music “not from the book.” Towards the beginning of lessons, Mikayla asked to learn a Christian worship song, and just after starting Kathi quickly noticed that she had a beautiful and natural singing voice! She was also able to learn several new chords and became familiar with song structure from this experience. Keep up the great work Mikayla!