Student Spotlight, Fall 2013

Written by: Lauren Vukicevich

On November 16th, we held our Student Spotlight event, which is a fun showcase of our students that we put on twice a year. This fall, we had an all-time high of nearly 50 students! Students who wish to participate prepare their chosen song in private lessons with their teacher. Student Spotlight is an opportunity for students to practice playing in a performance setting, and encourages students to complete a song from start to finish.

The day was filled with performances by violinists, guitarists, a ukelele player, vocalists, a clarinetist, pianists, and of course, LOTS of drummers. There was a wide variety of songs among the students, and there was never a dull moment! We all had so much fun, and it was great to share this experience with the friends and families of our students. Whether each student was nervous or loving the spotlight, they all seemed to leave with a proud smile. It feels good to accomplish something and let everyone see the results!

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David Sanchez, the youngest of the current Bucket Busters, showed off his drumming skills to “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects. We were all very impressed by his focus and precise execution of some complex rhythms!

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Lauren Tucker and Christie Osborne sang a duet to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” The girls were poised, and showed the audience the hard work they put into practicing those harmonies!

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Evan Aquino, a 4-year-old drum student, played the Kiss song, “Rock and Roll All Night.” He also sang along with the music so much that we thought maybe he would, in fact, rock and roll all night. Talk about a cute kid that can keep a beat!

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To find out more about the event, check out the Student Spotlight page on our Music Motive website: http://www.musicmotive.com/happenings-and-events/student-spotlight.php.

Check out these students and more in this video from the event!

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