October 19, 2017

Teacher-Student Spotlight

“Wait, you’re going to be doing what?” UNC-Chapel Hill senior Ryan turns and asks his student, Cesar. Cesar just announced he’ll be the lead piano player for a production of The Lion King at St. Thomas More Catholic School this winter, which Ryan said came as a delightful surpr...

March 25, 2017

To read our first story on Karla and Daniela from January 2016, click here.

About four years ago, Musical Empowerment student Karla came very close to giving up playing the violin. She had no motivation to practice at home, causing her to progress slowly. At the time, Karla was in third grade and blames...

December 5, 2016

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Musical Empowerment at UNC-Chapel Hill hosted its annual fall recital at University United Methodist Church with over 70 student-teacher performances.

A diverse group of new and returning students and teachers performed for family, friends and community members. The talent...

April 20, 2016

Teacher-Student Spotlight

After hearing “Hello” on the radio and appreciating its strong melodic chorus, Taniya Rogers,10, decided she would learn to play it for Musical Empowerment’s spring recital. Marissa Cranford, Taniya’s piano teacher and junior at UNC, said Taniya told her shortly after the fall...

March 16, 2016

Teacher-Student Spotlight

Michael, a sixth-grade guitar student with Musical Empowerment, is considered an “old-soul” by his parents. “I picked the guitar because I like to listen to music a lot and my favorite instrument to hear is the guitar,” Michael said. “I mostly listen to stuff that my dad used t...

January 28, 2016

Teacher-Student Spotlight

Middle school is a uniquely difficult time for everyone, as children are transitioning into their teen years and discovering who they are. Karla is a student at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill who studies the violin with Musical Empowerment and can attest to this. For Kar...

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