Student Highlights and Achievements
Alia is a senior at Onalaska High School. She has been involved in numerous recitals and events at Reed Music Studios, including the Honors Recital and WMTA. Alia currently takes piano from Lisa Freedlund and took violin from Francis de la Rosa for many years. She is involved in a treble barbershop quartet that placed 5th in a national youth barbershop competition. She has enjoyed her time at Reed Music Studios very much and is grateful for the opportunity she's had to take from wonderful teachers who have impacted her life for the better.
I started playing piano in first grade with my teacher Mrs. Schuman. Having piano lessons with Mrs. Schuman has given me a love for music. In middle school I wanted to learn the bassoon and saxophone, and my piano lessons helped me learn the instruments faster. Now that I am a senior I have participated in many instrumental competitions and honor ensembles. In college I hope to become an instrumental educator and be able to teach other students the power that music has. While learning at Reed Music Studio I have had the opportunity to learn life skills that are essential for my future and I am very grateful for the teachers at the studio.
I started taking piano in first grade, but starting lessons with David Reedy in sixth grade raised my playing to a new level. David taught me solid foundations in technical skills before introducing me to a wide variety of pieces to explore. He challenged me to play more musically, which led me to really appreciate what I played. Now when I leave for college, I will have all the tools to continue playing piano for enjoyment of the music.