Frances Jackson is a student in the studio of Andrea Alert at West Music Cedar Falls. She has been with Andrea for one year, taking lessons on the violin.
Andrea has nominated Frances because she plays with a joyful heart, is not afraid to start new pieces, and loves to compose her own music.
Frances plans to play in school orchestra, and also plans to learn the ukulele and piano. What Frances loves most about music is that it is something she can share with her brother who plays the saxophone. Frances' advice to other musicians is, "If the music is hard to learn, play something easy that you enjoy to play, give your mom a violin lesson, then go back to the difficult piece and do it slowly."
Frances' favorite musician is Niccolo Paganini.
Frances also loves to write and illustrate her own stories, play Legos with her brother, spend time with friends, and downhill ski. Something about Frances that may surprise you is that she has a miniature Rex bunny named Prissie who is all white and has beautiful, big black eyes.
Congratulations on all your hard work, Frances!