Jonah Payne (16 years old) has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his musical accomplishments. For starters, he has been involved in music lessons and classes for over 10 years now! He’s also performed in front of small audiences on a cruise ship. And, he is Harris Academy of the Art’s 2015 Music Contest winner – earning himself a full year of FREE piano lessons! (You can view his winning video below!)
Besides piano, Jonah also plays a variety of percussion-related instruments, including drum set, marching snare, and steel drum. When he isn’t busy practicing, he plays tennis, and enjoys Science and Spanish classes in school. He also used to breakdance, which is something about him that not many people know!
Jonah is a very goal-oriented and performance-driven student, and his variety of talents can be viewed in his video submission for the music contest. We are proud to have Jonah as a part of our studio family! Learn more about our August Student of the Month below.
More About Jonah:
What other instrument(s) do you play?
Besides piano, I also play other percussion-related instruments, including the drum set, the marching snare, and the steel drum.
What are your favorite songs?
The Sun by Maroon 5
Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock
Oye Como Va by Carlos Santana
She’s So High by Tal Bachman
What is your favorite food?
What are your goals with music lessons?
My goal with music lessons is to be able to perform a lot when I’m older.
What is something new and exciting you have learned in lessons lately?
I have been learning many new songs with different time signatures, key signatures, and styles/time periods.
What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t worry, be happy.” – Bobby McFerrin
What do you think is the best movie of all time?
What is a book everyone should read?
The Giver by Lois Lowry
What is a little known fact about you?
I used to breakdance.