Music

Odyssey Prep and Imagine Rosefield Share the Gift of Music

  Several students from the Odyssey Preparatory Academy and Imagine Rosefield are part of a program called “Autumn’s Treble Makers”. Autumn’s Treble Makers, a musical instruction company, had an amazing experience and opportunity to reach out to the community and share the gift of music with the residents at The Palm Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center back on December 1st, …

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JMPS Senior, Emmanuel, Talks About his Experience in Musicals

  Emmanuel is currently one of the leads in the school musical where his hard work and stellar tap dance moves shine. Emmanuel has been a teacher’s assistant for several classes this year, and the teachers lucky enough to work with him rave about his dedication and helpfulness.  Q. Can you tell us about your current lead role in the …

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Shalabh Kapoor, a sophomore at Rancho Solano, was awarded the second oboe position in the prestigious Central Arizona All-Regional High School Band

Q. When did your interest in music begin? Was there a defining moment in your childhood that stands out? A. I remember when my older sister started taking piano lessons when I was about seven years-old, and I got jealous watching her practice and hearing the measurable improvement in her skill. So I’d say my interest was sparked at age …

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Well-Rounded Eighth Grader, Olivia, Talks Piano and Music

  Olivia is an artist and musician. She loves her weekly private art lessons and Suzuki method classical piano lessons, and is also a member of the School of Rock Gilbert Performance Group, where she sings lead and back-up vocals and plays keys. She has been an avid reader since preschool and fell in love with Roald Dahl in 1st …

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James Madison Senior, SAM, Talks Government and Music Life

Sam is a caring, passionate, hard-working young man. Sam is involved in his student government, choir, rock band, school plays, and musicals. He loves to talk about world history and politics and also tutors elementary students in math. Q. What is your role in student government? Do you feel you’ve learned skills for the future? A. At James Madison I …

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PCDS Senior, Addison, Talks Music and His Internship

Addison has attended PCDS since fifth grade, where he quickly became a star among his peers. He is described by his family, teachers and friends as the “ultimate renaissance man,” being well skilled in fencing, cello and bass guitar. He enjoys skateboarding, coding and playing in his band. Addison currently interns at Barrow Neurological Institute and is a children’s coach …

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Meet Vapid Radio, Rock Band Member from James Madison Preparatory

Finally! A music program that puts kids into their own rock band playing the music THEY want to play and performing live on stage several times a month. Rock n Roll High School does that and more! Rock n Roll High School’s Basic Program places young musicians, ages 10-19, into bands based on genre taste, experience & age. The Advanced …

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RSPS Student Performs at Carnegie Hall

This Summer, Elizabeth Punches, an eighth grader that has attended Rancho Solano since Pre-K4, spent six days on tour in New York City with the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. Because they had been chosen to be a part of Choirs of America, they performed at a variety of locations including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. Q. So, Carnegie Hall! Tell …

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James Shines While Playing the Violin

James Pierski is an amazing young man and a budding musician! He has been playing the violin since kindergarten under the direction of Ms. Erin Burley. When Ms. Burley was suddenly diagnosed with cancer last October and was unable to continue her violin lessons, this didn’t stop James. He showed unwavering dedication to the violin and to his beloved violin …

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Charlene Talks Music, Cello, and Acting

Charlene is a very energetic seven year old who started her passion for playing the cello when she was four. Her love of music also led her to learn how to play the drums, which she started last year. Her natural likings for singing, dancing, and acting made her a regular participant at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale, and have …

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