Alex Allen Star Student

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Alex AllenAs someone relatively new to the music scene, this year’s star student of the year,
Alexandra Allen, is rapidly making up for lost time.

Eighteen-year-old Alexandra, or Alex as she prefers to be called, is in her senior year in Westview High School and has been a student of the Krystmas School of Music for only three years.

“Alex came to us because she wanted to be able to sing and accompany herself on the piano,” explained her instructor, Marianne Krystmas. “She is a gifted student and a fast learner as well. To date, she has played piano in six of our recitals and sang in the last three.” (Alex credited Ms. Krystmas with being “an awesome teacher!”)

When asked, Alex admitted her goal is to be a singer but one who plays piano as  well. Although she practices for ten minutes or so three times a day she still enjoys playing around on her keyboard in her spare time.

“I plan to keep up my music in college,” Alex added. “I’m hoping to get into an a cappella group at UCSB this fall.” For the time being, Alex will be performing in her high school play, “Thoroughly Modern Milly” singing in the ensemble cast. “There’s a lot of rehearsing involved,” admitted Alex, “but it’s also a lot of fun.”

Outside of music, Alex enjoys watching movies (“especially fantasy and sci-fi”) with her friends. Other interests include archeology, reading, and watching “Glee” on t.v..

Alex’s advice for music students of all levels is, “Practice! Don’t say it, just do it! Explore other musical levels as well. Don’t feel limited by the piano. You can do more with the piano than you think!”

Sound advice from a young woman who used to sing in the back seat of her mother’s car when she was just a toddler and is now following her dream to become a professional singer.