Adam Rustermier (12 years old) has taken baritone lessons for a year and a half. Just this month, he is adding lessons on the baritone saxophone, a direct result of a new found love of jazz music. “He also seeks out opportunities and inspiration on his own,” says Jesse McBee, Adam’s brass instructor at Harris. “He’s recently taken an interest in jazz and baritone saxophone by attending concerts of his school’s jazz band. It’s great that Adam is seeking out other outlets for his musicianship, and I’m excited to see where this takes him!”
Adam has proven to be both a dedicated and enthusiastic student. “Adam is a blast to work with!” Jesse shares. “From a musical standpoint, he’s developed strong fundamentals through consistent daily practice; I find his discipline in this regard impressive for a student so young. Aside from his musical ability, Adam is just a lot of fun to work with. He always has a positive attitude, and is willing to attempt any challenge presented to him. His enthusiasm is infectious, and I’m always excited to work with him week to week!”
When Adam isn’t practicing, he enjoys archery and swimming. And, you can always tempt him with a good chicken salad recipe. We’re proud of Adam’s progress in lessons and congratulate him on his accomplishments! Learn more about our June Student of the Month below.
More About Adam:
What other instrument(s) do you play?
What is your favorite song?
What other hobbies do you have besides music?
What is your favorite food?
What are your favorite classes in school?
Math, Science, and Social Studies
What are your goals with music lessons?
To get better
What is something new and exciting you have learned in lessons lately?
What is your favorite quote?
“Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.” -Tuscarora
What do you think is the best movie of all time?
What is a book everyone should read?
On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
What is a little known fact about you?
I can sail a 40 foot sail boat in the ocean.