We love our students! They inspire us, they challenge us, they make us laugh and smile. But most importantly, they are each wonderful, unique individuals getting ready to go out into the world and make amazing things happen! That’s why we are highlighting one of our amazing students every month.

Meet this month’s featured students: brothers Gavin & Ian!

Gavin and Ian began learning piano with Miss Rachel over four years ago, back in our little Fishkill studio. Now, Gavin (12) and Ian (10) study with Lisa and have truly come into their own as musicians. We’ve loved listening to them practice and learn some of their favorite songs and pieces including “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “The Greatest Show,” and Beethoven’s “Fur Elise.” And, they’ve become role models for your younger students, who often hear them playing and ask in amazement, “woah, WHO is playing THAT?!”

It’s been a joy to watch these brothers grow as individuals and as musicians, and we have a strong inkling that they will be very successful in all of their future aspirations!


Gavin:

What do you enjoy most about playing music?

I like getting to play songs you hear on the radio.

Do you have a favorite musical memory?

Our first concert when we got to see The Lumineers play live.

What is your favorite song to play?

“The Greatest Show”

What is a song you would like to learn to play?

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

An animator


Ian:

What do you enjoy most about playing music?

I love when you work hard on a song and figure it out, and then you can change it up to make it sound a little different.

Do you have a favorite musical memory?

Our first concert when we got to see The Lumineers play live.

What is your favorite song to play?

“Fur Elise”

What is a song you would like to learn to play?

The full version of “Fur Elise.”

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A farmer or a musician.