One of the hardest challenges for me was switching instruments the end of the eighth grade year for the marching band that next fall. My eighth grade year I decided to switch from flute to trombone. I played flute for four years before I decided I didn't want to march flute that year and since we had one trombones in the band and need more. I ask my band director if I could switch he said no. With a lot of going back and forth, finally he said yes, but I had to meet after school on Monday for help.
I was convinced by my mother to audition for the school 's performance of Seussical The Musical. At that time I had a slight stutter. I remember yelling at my mother telling her I could never be in a musical due to this disability. However, I had no idea how different it was to
My junior year, I transferred voice teachers because my old voice teacher was moving away. Though she had already made plans for me to go to a new voice teacher that could prepare me for college auditions during my junior and senior year, I was sad to see her move. This is when I started studying under Susan Reed. Her approach was different from my first voice teacher, but I could tell when I first met her that she would prepare me for my college auditions. As a former opera singer herself she told me about some of her experience of performing, which gave me some idea of what to
Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends. This situation is sometimes very hard for some kids but we would have to learn how to overcome this. I have an older cousin who was finishing grade 8 and she was telling me how she was scared to go to high school. I told her to just relax and keep calm. She came back after her first day and told me it went
I have always been a particularly musical person. When I was younger, I wanted to become a singer when I grew up, but upon joining the choir in elementary I realized I did not have the talent for singing that I thought I had. Continually singing off key and never sounding as good as my peers did, I decided to confine myself to singing at home where only my family could hear me. Despite this revelation that I was, in fact, a terrible singer, I still wanted to participate in some type of musical performance and decided to join the band in middle school. After trying out various different instruments, I settled on the flute and quickly fell in love.
Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. That word was very prominent when I got accepted to the NCIBA honor band my 7th grade year. I was one of the most apprehensive times of my life, partly because I was extremely under prepared. Wednesday, I never liked Wednesdays during school. Less time in study hall, less time in P.E.
Whenever my friends would come to me and asked me if I could go out with them my mom would always tell me to say no because I had to study. When I was in eighth grade I had changed a little than how I was in the sixth grade, so she started being more stricter than the
One of the first of these is the passion that I have had for the fine arts since I got my first instrument in my fifth-grade year. Instruments for me then and now were used for expression, as well an escape and an outlet, even if it was just for a few minutes. I used music as a sort of antidepressant, as I felt like I did not have very many friends and felt completely alone for a long time. I also used to sing in the school choir and performing in the theatrical productions to express my emotions and feel like an important person to myself in my life. Some of the very first influences I had growing up with music was my grandpa and my music teachers Mrs. Dayton and Mr. Howe (yes, there used to be a Mr. Howe where I used to go to school as well) My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh.
Why I chose this subject I chose to write about Jin Shin Jyutsu as a successful treatment because it saved my life eight years ago and I am convinced it works. After three years in college majoring in psychology I realized it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and I decided to drop out. I went through an existential crisis at the age of nineteen, I was very depressed and wanted to be out of contact with the outside world. From being extremely social and very self-assured I suddenly wanted nothing to do with people during that time, I slept all day and looked unsure and scared of everything. It seemed as if months flew by until I felt better, the truth is that only two months had passed.
I actually have taken from both sides of the spectrum from realizing that one special transformative moment but also not even knowing that it would end up steering me towards my current career choice. At a young age, I constantly wanted to express myself through music. I always found a way to incorporate music into my daily life, whether it be by blasting my favorite music, creating my own funky songs, or even having the opportunity to participate in my elementary school choir. My love for music actually took flight after I had decided to join my elementary school choir, however, in my opinion, it is not the most transformative moment in my life. After elementary
She did not say anything and she started to go to school. After weak in school her parents were worried that people would know her secret. Lamia promised that she didn 't say anything. Lamia liked to study at school, she found new friends, and every day Lamia came home with a great mood. For seven years Lamia did not tell anyone her secret, she tried to be a marvelous student.
Baseball Narrative Rough Draft I was so nervous for this morning’s competition. Today was the day that I had the chance to show to a judge what I had to offer into the heat of the KMEA Piano Kansas State Competition. The songs that I had practiced over from June to October were mere children’s play compared to others in the group who played pieces like Claire de Lune and the 12 Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (no one in middle school with common sense would choose repertoire made for high schoolers). “Melody, make sure you go over the spots in your songs that you need to work on”, Mom said, shattering my thought process. “Okay, I’ll get to it in 10 minutes.” I look back at the mantle with the hard work and patience displayed along with the TV.
I have come so far from who I used to be and it is all because of performing. Singing has been my passion ever since I was a little kid. However, when I was younger, I was always shy and never wanted to let anyone hear me sing. After school, I would spend countless hours in my bedroom belting “Part of Your World” to my stuffed animals, but I refused to let anyone, even just my parents, hear my performance. After overhearing me singing, my mom encouraged me to get involved in musical theater.