Always a pleasure to chat with and to present to you these student musicians from Orcas Island School District who are passionate about learning their instruments and ready to improve their skills at every lesson. Meet our March duo, Marin and Sidney Andersson, who are in 5th grade Strings and our April honoree, Yusef Guzauskas, who plays the saxophone in 6th grade Band. They show how using the ‘music belts’ system, similar to martial arts belts, helps motivate practice and improve performance abilities. Congratulations!
The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School musicians who work hard at their musical skills and whose love of music is an inspiration to their fellow student musicians. Thank you so much to the Orcas Island businesses who are sponsoring this monthly series throughout the 2022-23 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!
–as published in Islands’ Sounder March and April 2023