This Monday, during the winter student musical performance assembly, senior Liam and his dad performed in front of the entire Upper School. The performance left the audience impressed and even inspired.
Liam has been playing guitar for around six or seven years and is planning on pursuing his love for music, specifically the guitar, in college.
Liam has performed with his dad before last year at the jazz band concert. He says that, “Music has definitely brought my dad and I together. Having a common interest and being able to play music with him whenever I want has definitely had an immense effect on our relationship.” This aspect of the performance was moving for junior, Lauren Fogelstrom, who “thought that Liam and his dad playing together was really inspiring.”
“I really appreciated seeing a different type of instrument in this assembly. I feel like these assemblies have grown to focus more on piano and violin; more classical instruments,” commented audience member Katerina van Alebeek ’15. She added, “I also didn’t realize how many musically talented students there are in the this school!”
The performance had a positive effect on Liam as well. Though he enjoyed “being able to play in front of all of [his] friends.” a highlight for him was sharing his talents with people that he isn’t as familiar with. “I’ve had people I have never said a word to come up to me and say how awesome it was. I think if I hadn’t performed and shared my love of music with everyone, I wouldn’t have been able to share that type of connection.”
Look for more opportunities to see Liam perform as a member of Catlin Gabel’s jazz band.