Gannon, a 5th grader at Beaver Creek Elementary in Johnston, IA, started taking piano lessons with Janet Winship almost two years ago. Gannon has played in five recitals since January 2011 and participated in the Des Moines Public Schools piano festival this year. Piano has become a very important part of Gannon’s life. He also plays trumpet in the school band along with football, basketball, and baseball. His father was a drummer while his mom played oboe and flute, and is still active in vocal music.