These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Wondering what would make your Metro Music Makers teacher smile? We asked them to tell us some of their favorite things (and the date of their birth!), and thought you might want to know too!

Justin Boyd *7/22

Justin’s favorite color is black, and he digs Complete Cookies (chocolate chip) for a snack. Sparkling ICE strawberry lemonade is his beverage of choice, and a venti skinny caramel macchiato with almond milk is his Starbucks go-to. He loves to shop at H&M, Nike, and the PGA Superstore. His favorite restaurant is Taco Mac, and he enjoys playing golf.

Sarah Cauthen * 1/7

Loves purple, chocolate anything, Coca Cola, milkshakes, sweet tea and lemonade. Her favorite restaurants are Takorea, P.F. Chang’s, Ippolito’s and any place with Thai food, and she loves to shop at Target, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Her favorite flowers are roses and hydrangea, and she enjoys listening to good music, reading, crochet, playing with ferrets and good shows. Her favorite Starbucks beverages are peppermint mochas or other non-holiday mocha or caramel hot drinks.

Mark Grundhoefer * 3/7

Loves green, Kettle Chips, donuts, sweet tea and cold brew coffee at Starbucks. Enjoys Chick-fil-A and Shake Shack, and shopping at music stores, especially Besides playing music, he enjoys playing disc golf and video games (PS4). (Allergic to flowers and cats.)

Badie Khaleghian * 6/10

Loves blue, snacking on dark chocolate and drinking pomegranate juice or a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. He loves to shop at American Eagle and Best Buy and eat at The Cheesecake Factory. His hobbies include kayaking, hiking and running. 

J.T. Lee * 3/24

Loves blue, Twizzlers, Skittles and coffee. Enjoys shopping at H&M, and loves to eat at any burger joint. Enjoys music, movies and baseball, and his Starbucks drink of choice is a venti caramel macchiato with almond milk and 4 shots. He loves music and baseball.

Sara Longwell * 5/10

Loves pink, Oreos, Pringles, Snapea Crisps (all vegan), Diet Coke, and (dairy-free) coffee (a soy latte from Starbucks is a fave). She loves to shop at Tarte Cosmetics, ThredUp, Target, Amazon, Peach & Lily, Erin Condren, and Etsy. Her favorite restaurants are Starbucks, Talay Thai Cuisine, Nacho Daddy, and Mellow Mushroom. She loves peonies, reading, and true crime stories. (Sara is a vegan—no meat, fish, dairy or eggs.)

Grace Mason * 5/12

A lover of all the colors, Grace’s favorite snacks are blue corn chips and guacamole. She loves to drink hot tea and sparkling water. She likes to shop at Target, T.J. Maxx, REI, and Whole Foods, and her favorite restaurants are Vitality Bowls Alpharetta, Chipotle, and Ceviche. Her favorite flower is a cactus/succulent, and she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, Bible studies, reading and traveling. (Grace is allergic to gluten and dairy.)

Nita McKoy * 6/12

Loves purple, peanut butter M&Ms, caramel popcorn, cookies and cream ice cream, and Doritos. She loves to drink Diet Dr. Pepper and Coke, as well as anything caramel from Starbucks. She loves to shop at Macy’s and DSW Shoe Warehouse and eat at Italian restaurants. She loves hot pink roses, and she enjoys singing, playing piano, games, shooting pool, playing games and cards, and attending concerts. (Allergic to many foods, cats and some dogs.)

Michael Pagel * 10/22

Loves the color green, gummy bears, lemonade, and coffee with cream and sugar. His favorite place to shop is Amazon, and he loves to eat Chick-fil-A and thai food. His favorite flowers are morning glories, and he loves computers and video games.

Chelsea Sefzik * 7/6

Loves yellow and snacking on Starbucks, chocolate (dark) covered espresso beans, dark chocolate, beef jerky, carbonated water, pepperoni and Nutella. She loves carbonated water (lime) and Coke Zero, and her favorite restaurants are Ted’s Montana Grill, La Cantina at the Halcyon, Taco Mac and Chick-fil-A. Her favorite flowers are lilies and baby’s breath, and she loves shopping at Amazon, Francesca’s, Dillard’s, Red Dress Boutique and Disney! She enjoys reading, hiking, decorating her house, and all things Christmas and holiday cheer. Her favorite Starbucks drinks are pumpkin cream cold brew, iced blueberry tea substitute white tea with no lemonade, and nitro brew with extra sweet cream. (No allergies, but dislikes peanuts.)

Aria Taboada * 1/22

Loves the color blue, black coffee and pistachio nuts, as well as anything sugary, such as Brookside Chocolates or candy bars. Her Starbucks drink of choice is cold-brewed coffee with coconut milk and coconut flavoring. She shops at Macy’s, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and she loves Mexican and Thai restaurants. Her favorite flower is a peony, and she loves running and being on the water while tubing, boating or kayaking.

Kristen Van Dyke * 6/17

Loves blue, salt and pepper Chips, and Pirate’s Booty. Drinks water, and a caramel apple spice or chai latte from Starbucks. Love to shop at Target and Amazon and eat at Chad Thai and hibachi restaurants. She loves bright, colorful flowers, Netflix, and playing with her puppy, and she’s trying to be more crafty!