Interview with a Student: Jeila


Recently, MTMS student Jeila was awarded with the New Albany Eighth Grade Student of the Year Award. Jeila takes flute lessons with Angela here at MTMS, but she also plays piccolo and saxophone. She is a member of the MTMS Flute Choir as well as the concert band at school. Jeila will be pursuing Honor Band and marching band next year when she enters high school.

Jeila’s love of music started at a young age, and she began piano lessons when her older brother Jerrin showed an interest. But when she started band in middle school, it became clear that her true musical calling is playing the flute. She loves practicing on her own, but also plays with her two older brothers, who also study here at MTMS.

Jeila is on our most advanced program in the computer lab, called MacGamut. She works on ear training and scale notation at a very advanced level. She has taken lessons from MTMS for about seven years, and told me that what she has learned through MTMS carries over into her musical life outside of this school. I asked her about her plans for the future and she wasn’t quite sure yet, but told me she always wants to have music in her life.

We are very proud of you Jeila, and cannot wait to see what you do next!

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