Thank you to everyone at Vince's Pasta and Pizza and to all who came out to support Music and Kids and Gabriel's House at this fun, delicious event!
Music and Kids Singers performed in Joe Walker Middle School's production of Beauty and the Beast, Cooper Ogden in the roll of Cogsworth and Celeste Pérez as Mrs. Potts. Parker Ogden, who is currently on the waiting list for a scholarship to Music and Kids played Gaston. Walker Gibson, Educational Director and teacher for Music and Kids, and Lindsay Gibson, Board Member for Music and Kids, were both in attendance to cheer on our students! Congratulations, Cooper, Celeste, and Parker, on a fabulous performance!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Music and Kids, Gabriel's House, and the Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce at the Almond Blossom Festival.
Gloria is a senior at Highland High School in Palmdale. She is the captain of the school's mock trial team. She was recently awarded a full-ride academic scholarship to University of Washington. She's been singing with M&K for 11 months, and has been learning the piano for about 5 of those months as well.
Gloria is a musical theater kid at heart. We started her lessons by teaching her to control her tone, so she has more versatility, flexibility, and reach in her chest voice. Right now, she's learning to play and sing "A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into" from the musical Be More Chill.
Walker Gibson is the Educational Director for Music and Kids. Walker has been a musician for 22 years and has been teaching for 18 years, where he works with 42+ students every week. His wife, Lindsay, is also a musician and teacher, and together they run Gibson Music Studio. Walker has an 11 year old daughter, who is a musician and actress.
As a musician, Walker has toured all over the country with many bands. A singer and multiinstrumentalist, he plays guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, cello, violin, and several other instruments. Walker has also performed in the orchestra for many musical theater productions in Southern California.
The Palmdale Queens, Junior Miss Palmdale Brooke Sands and Little Miss Palmdale Giselle Phelan, paid a visit to the Music and Kids Fundraiser at Jersey Mike's in Palmdale on Wednesday, February 13.
The fundraiser was a great success! Thank you to all of our supporters and thank you Palmdale Queens for making the event even more special!
Rebeca Pérez has been a Music and Kids student for 9 months. In that time, instructor Walker Gibson has worked with Becky on voice, ukulele, guitar, and even helped her to write a song! Becky recently turned 16, and is a true joy to be around. She gets good grades in school and tries to be a good friend to everyone she meets. Music and Kids is so proud to be a part of Becky's musical journey.
Read all about the partnership between the City of Palmdale and Music and Kids and plans for Gabriel's House in this article published in the Antelope Valley Press on January 23, 2019: