Aaron Patterson

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Instrument: Piano
Settlement Teachers: Dolly Krasnopolsky, Vasily Kifyak, Jean Shook
Settlement Ensembles: Piano Trio

In one word, describe Settlement Music School:
Fantastic

Why do you like your instrument?
Because you can pour any emotion into it, and it will always respond.

What are your favorite activities to do? 
Hiking, practicing, and going to youth group.

How does music help your community and others?
It has an immense power to uplift.

What do you hope to do as an adult? Do you know what you want to study?
I intend to pursue a degree in organ performance and to establish a career as a traveling performer, church music director, and teacher.

Michala Chaney

Instrument: Piano
Settlement teachers: Scott Coulter, Tony Miceli, Sharon Neff
Settlement Ensembles: High School Jazz Band, Advanced Jazz Band

In one word, describe Settlement Music School:
Opportunity

Write one word that describes you as a person:
Ambitious

If you could have lunch with a famous person, who would it be? Why?
I would have lunch with Russell Ferrante because he is my favorite famous piano player, and has inspired me musically since I was very young.

Why do you like your instrument?
I love my instrument because it always helps me express my emotions when words can’t.

How does music help your community and others?
Music helps bring all kinds of people together and can even cause people to become friends. Music helps people meet others that have things in common.

 

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Peter Mihaly

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Settlement Teacher: Mike Liszka
Instrument: Drums
Student Ensemble: Rock Band

In one word, describe Settlement Music School:
Amazing

Why do you like your instrument?
It’s fun to hit the drums and it’s also a part of who I am.

How does music help your community and others?
It inspires people.

What is one thing you would really like people to know about you?
I speak three languages and I play drums.

Who is/was one of your favorite teachers so far? Why?
Mike Liszka because he pushes me to become better at whatever I want to work on.