STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Eduardo Alfaro Jimenez

Wednesday June 9, 2021

This month, we’re excited to feature voice and piano student Eduardo Alfaro Jimenez!

Eduardo studies with Ms. Julie Koenig at Flourish. He just completed 8th grade at Chappelow Arts Magnet School, and will start at Greeley Central High School this fall.

Eduardo is one of our longest-standing students, and was also featured in 2018! If you’d like to read that interview, click here: STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – EDUARDO ALFARO.

Eduardo recently traveled to Wyoming to film Packing the West, an educational series by Western Writers of America!

Here’s the trailer for Packing the West, where you’ll see Eduardo right away:

Interview with Eduardo:

How long have you taken piano and voice lessons?

I have been taking piano since I was 10, at a place called Piano and Guitar Institute. This is where I started to learn about the piano and about chords and songs. When I turned 11, I moved to Flourish Music Academy. I started taking voice when I was in 3rd grade (when I joined piano), but started at Flourish in 5th grade. Then, I learned more about voice, and how to control my voice going from chest voice (low parts) to head voice (high parts).

What do you love about playing piano? What about singing?

Something I love about piano is that it has helped me learn music way faster, like when I was learning a song on guitar for filming with Western Writers of America. I used to sight-read the music on the piano, then hear what it sounded like, then start to put the song together on the piano. Some things that I love about singing are that it activates my imagination, and it also helps me focus more. When I do schoolwork or practice my lines for anything, I always listen to music. I can let my brain focus, but at the same time let out another version of myself that just loves to dance and work at the same time.

You recently did your second filming for Packing the West, an educational film by Western Writers of America! Tell us about that process. What was it like, and what were your favorite parts of filming?

I loved acting with the Western Writers of America! It was super fun and I know I couldn’t do it without my teacher, Julie Koenig, who helped me learn a song for the show. My favorite parts of filming were when I was working with people who became my friends, and when I got to play the guitar.

What do you like about Flourish?

The things that I like about Flourish are that I can be who I like to be, which is a musician. I also like going to the recitals and seeing the other students perform. It’s just so fun and I like it so much.

What else do you like to do?

Some other things that I like to do are playing sports like soccer basketball and baseball. I also like to play video games.

On set for Packing the West

 

Flourish Composition Festival – 2019

 

Flourish Spring Recital – 2021