Congratulations to Marko on being selected as our January Student of the Month!
On December 9, 2023, Marko made his debut on the Showcase stage. He performed “Colors” by The Black Pumas with our All-Star House Band. Despite being a newcomer to the stage, Marko showed no hesitation or shyness. Instead, he confidently led a band packed with LA's best session musicians, delivering a mesmerizing performance from beginning to end.
Before starting the song, Marko explained his choice of “Colors” to the audience. He passionately described how the song symbolizes unity, emphasizing that we are all equal despite our skin color differences. It's worth noting that Marko, who started lessons just three months before in September 2023, is only ten years old. His words resonated not only with the audience but also with the band, enhancing the performance's overall impact.
Interestingly, Marko had already been chosen as our Student of the Month before his performance, based on his in-lesson work and subsequent progress. Simultaneously, we identified our top three leaderboard contenders and discovered Marko also secured second place, earning him a $100 Guitar Center gift card. With his outstanding performance, it's safe to say December was a momentous month for Marko. We appreciate Marko for his positive influence and example. His musicianship is limitless, and we are privileged to have him in the SoundLife family.
Q&A: Get to Know Marko!
•What do you like most about taking lessons/playing in a band/ etc?
I like taking lessons because it really helps me accelerate and improve faster. I like my teacher. I like how kind and patient he is. I also get to learn songs that I like to play.
I like playing in the band because it brings each other together. It helps us connect and get to know each other more. I like the joy and energy the live band brings. There is a cool vibration that is very special when you are on stage with the band.
•What is your ultimate goal with music?
This is a hard question… I want to be among the best singers and bring joy to the world with my music.
•Who's your favorite artist/singer/player (and why)?
For guitar, it’s Ed Sheeran because I just admire the way he creates his music.
For singing, it’s Michael Jackson because I love his lyrics and his style of singing.