Monday, September 12, 2016
September 2016 Student of the Month: Violist, CLAIRE!
We are especially excited about this month's Student of the Month! Claire is a VIOLIST...not a VIOLINIST....the viola is the alto voice within an orchestra and right now, Claire is our only viola student. She has been taking lessons regularly for over a year and is extremely committed to her craft and choice to be an amazing violist...and she is well on her way. We would like to share a few things she said about being a violist and musician:
1. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE VIOLA?
I was really drawn to the sound...it wasn't as screechy as a violin :)
2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE VIOLA?
The rich, dark sound.
3. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE STYLES OF MUSIC?
Rock!!! I love Evanescence! It's especially cool that the lead singer is a woman!
4. HOW HAS MUSIC CHANGED YOUR DAILY ROUTINE?
I feel like it's great to know how to play any instrument...that makes me proud! Plus, I feel like my ears are better and I am developing my sense of relative pitch.
5. ANY PRACTICE TIPS?
Practice early! Don't wait until the end of the day when you are already tired. If you are tired, take small breaks instead of just powering through!
How cool is this violist!?!? What great advice from a budding musician who respects and loves her art but can still rock out to all sorts of music!!!!
Do I see Rock-Viola in her future?????????