“Dear Future Students of The People’s Music School…”

Even when life feels like a challenge and no one’s heart feels full, music will always be there–for joy and inspiration, for comfort and support. With years and years of experience under their belts, our older students are now ready to pass on this knowledge–written in the most heartwarming way possible–to the future students of The People’s Music School. Read on to hear their words of wisdom (and get inspired yourself)!

People's Music School - Advice

“I will be the first person to go to college in my direct family line as my parents haven’t had the opportunity to do so. Once you become a teenager, you naturally want to take in more responsibilities, but take it easy. I encourage you to do your best to push yourself to the limit, while also making sure you don’t cross it.” – Diego L., Piano

“Music…let me find others that also had the same interest as me. This gave me a group of friends that I could turn to if I needed help. Finding a group of community that you fit into well will make your time in high school so much more enjoyable.” – Kacper M., Trombone

“One of the most important things you should be keeping track of throughout your life is your physical and mental health. Whether that’s through meditating, working out, listening to your favorite music, or just sitting at home in your pajamas eating ice cream, it’s always important to keep your health in check. Do what makes you happy for you, not others.” – Ysabel C., Voice

“Own your story and your journey. There is literally no one like you, and your individuality is your strength…so take care of yourself. You may not see it now, but you will end up where you need to be.” – Briannah C., Clarinet

“Take opportunities if you feel passionately about something…Skill is something you develop overtime, but passion should always be there.” – Karen B., Clarinet

“The uncertainty of the future can be quite daunting. Take a breather first; clear your mind. Everything will end up just fine… Live life day by day. Experience new things and strive to be the best version of yourself. You can do it. You will make it. You just have to believe in yourself.” – Marlon P., Bassoon

“Overall, my suggestion for you is to take life step by step…School can be hard sometimes, but you can overcome it if you believe in yourself, and have perseverance. I wish you the best!” – Ines D., Viola