Annabel is a 7th grade student at Northwest Junior High and has been studying oboe with Crystal Gillaspy for seven months. Her teacher has this to say about her: “I love working with Annabel! She practices hard, is always prepared for her lessons, and has made HUGE improvements in her oboe playing in a very short amount of time. I see great things in Annabel's future.”
She stays very busy, participating in choir, bell choir, piano, band, drama and the Coralville Public Library Teen Advisory Board. In her free time she loves reading, writing, sewing and chess. Especially reading – she has read the Harry Potter books so many times that most of the books have fallen apart!
Annabel’s favorite kind of music is jazz and musical theatre. Her musical goal is to practice 150 minutes per week. Her favorite thing about music is the sense of accomplishment when mastering a hard piece. When asked for advice to other musicians, she offers that they should try to make practicing fun so that we don’t get bored. Very smart!