Javian (Chemi) Miranda
The guitar is one of the most universal instruments that can be played in many different ways. There are many different types of guitars, like the bass, acoustic, and electric, but the most important difference among all of them is the player.
The instrument has spread all around the world and is played by many, just in Freedom High School there are many guitar players that not many people may notice.
Even though guitar may be hard to learn, many still try to learn it. One Freedom student, April Valera, has taken up this challenge and has seen major success in guitar and many other instruments. April grew up in a Hispanic household, with music being a huge part of her life. She started playing guitar about a year ago and picked up bass this year. Surprisingly she is able to continuously play two instruments and keep her mentality up each step of the way.
Her inspirations for playing are The Mamas & The Papas, The Zombies, Brenda Lee, The Monkees, and Donovan. She has even formed a band called Stud Brown, which will be releasing music soon.
Making music isn’t easy; it requires skill, talent, and creativity. This is one of the hardest parts about music because a lot of people lack the creativity to make something completely original. April shows she is able to come up with new and original ideas with no effort. But where does this creativity come from? April says that ”Janis Ian has been one of my main influences and inspirations.” Janis Ian is an American songwriter who was really popular in the 60s and 70s and had influenced millions of people in her time.
April shows she has creativity, is very musically talented, and is able to play multiple instruments; she has a very bright musical future ahead of her.