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Student of the Month - Helio K

Helio K

Our Student of the Month (September, 2021) is Helio, who takes Rock Band lessons at Bach to Rock Sandy Plains. Read the Q&As below to find out more about him!

Q: What inspired you to play music?

A: I was inspired to play music by my entire childhood being filled with music and the value it has.

Q: What is your favorite style of music?

A: My favorite style of music is truly anything including soul, K-pop, and rap.

Q:  Who is your favorite artist and why?

A: My favorite artist is actually a group called BTS. They have gotten me through some really tough times and their message of "speak your truth" is so beautiful to me.

Q: What is your favorite song to play?

A: My favorite song to play is 6am by Fitz and the Tantrums.

Q: What are you learning right now in your lessons?

A: Right now, we are learning a new song: Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie by ABBA

Q: What are you most looking forward to learning/performing?

A: I'm really excited for whatever song we do next, but I really want to do a Fitz and the Tantrums song.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Bach to Rock?

A: I really love the people you get to meet while learning there. Not just my bandmates, but everyone we perform with.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your teacher?

A: My teacher is a really kind person with a good sense of humor! He can almost always keep up with our jokes and I appreciate that.

Q: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing music?

A: When I'm not playing music I really like to hang out with friends, go shopping, and spend time outdoors.
 

Mr. Leonard has been Helio’s Rock Band teacher since April of this year, and has shared his thoughts on teaching Helio:

“Helio is definitely a one-of-a-kind talent. His voice is so rich in tone and always leaves his audience wanting more. He's always the first one to have their part memorized and ready for rehearsal, and is open to anything we throw at him. Helio is kind, compassionate, a team player and is just so passionate about music; he makes it such a joy and privilege to be his teacher."

Helio K
Helio K