The September 2013 Student of the Month is Claire Curtis! At nine years old, Claire is one of my most creative students; she’s constantly writing her own songs. Influenced by a winding journey through The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, and many others, Claire already has a keen sense for what makes up a great song. Claire frequently announces at the beginning of a lesson that she’s made up a chord progression for another new song. As we brainstorm lyrics, she floods the room with ideas so swiftly that we have to record everything and listen back to catch all the great lines.
I’m looking forward to great musical years ahead for Claire as her guitar playing and songwriting blossom. Watch her perform her latest gem, “The Blowing Wind.”