Student Spotlight: Lawson Snowball

 Eleven-year-old Lawson Snowball has been playing piano for around five years. His teacher Michael Pagel sat down with him to ask Lawson a few questions about his music, his life, and his love of cats.

Why did you choose to learn piano?
“It is a good starter instrument I’d say, and it’s a good branch to other instruments. It also builds your finger strength and coordination.”

What kind of music do you like to listen to? Who’s your favorite band or musician?
“Maroon 5 and the DJ Marshmello.”

What do you love about music?
“It can make you feel a wide range of emotions.”

What do you like to do when you’re not playing music?
“Hang out with my cats, read, play video games, and hang out with my friends.”

Do you play any sports or do any other activities outside of music lessons?
“I do football, maybe basketball, and I am thinking about baseball. I also do robotics and coding as well.”

What’s your proudest accomplishment so far in life?
“Maybe rescuing the cats from under a tree in the backyard or climbing a giant rock in Austria that was around 200 feet tall.”

What’s your favorite TV show or movie?
“Probably Avengers: Endgame.”

What’s your favorite food? Favorite candy?
“I like white chocolate.” 

What’s your favorite subject in school?

If you were going to be on a reality TV show, would you rather be on American Idol, The Voice, orAmerica’s Got Talent? Why?
America’s Got Talent because my voice is terrible. I might do something incredible on America’s Got Talent.”

What do you want to be when you grow up?
“I have no clue what my future will hold.” 

What else would you like to tell us about yourself?
“I like cats.”

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