This month, we’re excited to feature graduated cello student Mercy Wuehler!
Mercy is off to college, with a full scholarship to study cello! We’re sad to see her go, of course – but we’re so pleased that she’s chosen to continue her cello studies at the collegiate level. She certainly has a bright future ahead of her!
In just 3 years at Flourish, we have watched Mercy become a confident, skilled musician. She performed in many of our recitals, participated in Ensemble Camp, and received special awards from the Royal Conservatory of Music. It is always a joy to watch her play!
Pictured: Mercy playing with the Northern Colorado Youth Orchestra.
Keep reading to learn more about Mercy, and see photos from her time at Flourish!
What school are you attending this Fall?
I am starting at Laramie County Community College.
How long have you taken cello lessons?
I started lessons at Flourish with no previous experience in cello in August 2018. It has been 3 years now!
What do you love about playing the cello?
I love being able to express my feelings and emotions through the cello and sharing it with other people.
I just think it’s truly amazing that you can learn the ability to make beautiful music through a musical instrument.
I also really enjoy being able to play with the other people in the Northern Colorado Youth Orchestra.
What made you decide to study cello in college?
I decided to study cello in college because I absolutely love playing cello and wanted to pursue it on a deeper level. I was also offered a scholarship at just the right time!
What do you like about Flourish?
I loved how accepting the Flourish community was. My teachers were so patient and understanding, and helped me try my best and learn at a speed I was comfortable in.
I also really appreciated the frequent recitals! I was so nervous that I didn’t even perform at my first recital, but each one got better and better and helped me to get over that fear.
What else do you like to do?
I enjoy drawing, painting, reading, making miniature animals or scenes with polymer clay and resin. And
I also really enjoy buying and raising exotic praying mantises!