Ashley, 12: “In five years I’ll be focused on my academics, but I will still be playing the flute.”

Ashley, age 12, was first inspired to learn the flute when she saw a video on YouTube of a boy and his grandfather playing ‘Danny Boy’. She thought, “playing the flute looks great, so how about I play that?” She predicts that as time passes, her school work will become more and more important to her, but plans to continue to study the flute. “I’ll probably be in my school band, playing better than everyone else,” she jokes. We think she might be right!

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