Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU’s School of Jazz.
Which instrument do you play and why?
I have played piano for roughly 10 years. I play piano because it has a lot of room for solo and group play, and probably one of the instruments with the most opportunities to play. I also play to inspire. As a middle schooler watching the high schoolers at Hot Java Cool jazz, I was utterly amazed at their skills, which inspired me to be as good as them. Now, I am a source of inspiration to a like-minded middle schooler out there in the seats, and I find that in itself really inspiring.