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Coralville October 2017 Musician of the Month: Helena Mounce
By West Music Company
11/1/2017 5:08:00 AM

Helena violin studentHelena is 6th grade student in our West Music Lessons program. She has studied flute with Rose Bishop for 2 years, ukulele with Chris Eck for 2 years, and violin with William and Donald Gentzsch for 4 years. She enjoys band, orchestra and aerial dance. Helena is a dedicated musician and an exemplary student!

Her teachers have this to say about working with her:

“Helena was one of the hardest working, most outgoing students I have ever taught. She is a joy to work with!” - William Gentzsch, Violin Instructor

“It’s a privilege to be Helena’s teacher and to see her expressing herself so well through music. She has a natural aptitude and love for music, and always works hard. I’ve been very proud to play with her at her school talent show and West Music recitals.” -Chris Eck, West Music Director of Lessons & Ukulele Instructor

“Helena is one of the sweetest and most caring flute students I have ever had. She is passionate about learning and works hard every week to perfect her assigned music. Her positive outlook and creativity makes her one of my favorite students to work with each week!” -Rose Bishop, Flute Instructor

One of her main goals on violin is to finish all of the Suzuki books. She likes that music can change your mood and how when you practice “the outcome is really cool!” Helena offers this advice to other musicians: “Keep practicing. I almost gave up on violin, but I kept going, and now I’m pretty good!” Her favorite musician is violinist Lindsey Stirling.

In addition to music and dance Helena likes puzzles, board games, hiking, and Roblox. When asked what someone might be surprised to learn about her, she confesses that “I really like potatoes!”

Congratulations, Helena!

Tags: coralville, flute, violin, ukulele, student, chris eck
Categories: West Music Coralville
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