Songwriter Spotlight: Ava Darnell

6/5/20 10:00 AM / by Metro Music Makers posted in songwriter, songwriting

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This spring, Metro Music Makers hosted a songwriting contest for our students. Students were challenged to write a song based on one of our five values as a company: Be authentic. Bring your best. Pursue growth. Be flexible. Collaborate with kindness.

Winners were selected by our team of teachers based on several criteria. Ava Darnell's song tied for first place in our instrumental category. Ava is 12 years old and has been studying music with Metro Music Makers for a year and a half. Her instructor Grace Mason interviewed her recently. Enjoy getting to know this young, talented musician, and then check out her original song!

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Songwriter Spotlight: Emma House

5/26/20 2:15 PM / by Metro Music Makers posted in songwriter, songwriting

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This spring, Metro Music Makers hosted a songwriting contest for our students. Students were challenged to write a song based on one of our five values as a company: Be authentic. Bring your best. Pursue growth. Be flexible. Collaborate with kindness.

Winners were selected by our team of teachers based on several criteria. Emma House's song won first place in our category for students 14 and up. Emma is 17 years old and has been studying music with Metro Music Makers for 10 years! Her instructor Chelsea Sefzik interviewed her recently. Enjoy getting to know this talented musician, and then check out her original song!

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Songwriter Spotlight: Ulises Ramirez Sanroman

5/21/20 12:50 PM / by Metro Music Makers posted in songwriter, songwriting

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This spring, Metro Music Makers hosted a songwriting contest for our students. Students were challenged to write a song based on one of our five values as a company: Be authentic. Bring your best. Pursue growth. Be flexible. Collaborate with kindness.

Winners were selected by our team of teachers based on several criteria. Ulises Ramirez Sanroman's song tied for first place in our instrumental category. Ulises is 13 years old and has been studying music with Metro Music Makers for four years. His instructor Mark Grundhoefer interviewed him recently. Enjoy getting to know this young, talented musician, and then check out his original song!

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Songwriter Spotlight: Georgia Grein

5/15/20 2:01 PM / by Metro Music Makers posted in songwriter, songwriting

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This spring, Metro Music Makers hosted a songwriting contest for our students. Students were challenged to write a song based on one of our five values as a company: Be authentic. Bring your best. Pursue growth. Be flexible. Collaborate with kindness.

Winners were selected by our team of teachers based on several criteria. Georgia Grein was the first place winner in our category for "Songs with Words" for students under 14 years old. Georgia is 11 years old and has been studying music with Metro Music Makers for five years! Her instructor Mark Grundhoefer interviewed her recently. Enjoy getting to know this young, talented musician, and then check out her original song!

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My Year in Songwriting

1/13/20 2:25 PM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Recording music, songwriting

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Student Spotlight: Amelia Tiemann

10/15/19 8:02 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in songwriting, Student of the Month

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Songwriting: Playing what you hear in your head

9/10/19 7:25 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Recording music, songwriting

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My 2019 challenge: ambitious—and hopefully inspiring

5/15/19 8:06 PM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Recording music, songwriting

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Take a vacation, but not from your music!

5/1/19 3:02 PM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Guitar, Music Lessons, Piano, Practicing, Recording music, songwriting, Summer Camp

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by Metro Music Makers instructor Mark Grundhoefer

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Night Light, a song inspired by a little girl and fireflies

10/1/18 6:37 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Teacher Spotlight, Guitar, Our Teachers, Recording music, songwriting

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written by Mark Grundhoefer, instructor at Metro Music Makers

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