I love this student. She started taking with me when she was just itty bitty, zooming though the method books. She quickly became the student that all teachers love–one that arrives to lesson with an awesome smile and attitude, with a binder full of music, more than we could ever cover in one lesson. I loved the angle that she took in lessons–learning how to play chord charts, and singing and performing. Playing the pops pieces were a great chance for us to work on rhythm and sight-reading and integrate theory concepts such as chord structure and harmonic rhythm. She even started composing….(love that!) And to top it off, she’s got an amazing little sister who is following in her footsteps.
Last May we did a pops recital as one of our recitals. The kids that participated in the recital all played with a drummer and a bass guitarist. ALL of the performances were incredible. Little Meagan rocked it out with singing and playing the piano (at the same time folks–that’s hard to do!). Her mom just sent me a youtube clip of her taking her dream a little bit farther this summer with another performance opportunity. Someone get this girl an agent!
Check out her youtube video…..