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Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

Sunday at 3 PM Pacific

December 01st 2019: Making Music and Youth Musicians

Brigitte Jia brings an hour of music appreciation and learning to Express Yourself!™ From the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, Brigitte reads The Gift of Music by Jack Pawlakos followed by interviews with four guests. Kia Portekas is the music teacher who introduces her young students, Ethan Dohrmann, Easha Ashraf, and Helena Häber. Kia’s book, Making Music with Your Child is designed for music and elementary teachers, parents, and children, and highlights simple, effective activities to build musical skills an

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Easha Ashraf

Easha Ashraf, age 14-year-old, attends High Tech High Mesa in San Diego. She has an immense passion for music. She has been singing since she was 8 years old. She has been the lead singer for the past 3 years for Music Pillars Rock Band. She performed the national anthem at the Poway Parade in 2016 and the Cinco de Mayo Trail Run since 2017. She listens to all kinds of genres, but her favorite playlist includes Twenty-One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco, blink182, and her favorite musical composer is Lin- Manuel Miranda. Easha is fluent in English, Spanish, and Urdu. She is also interested in science and literature, and her favorite Marvel characters are Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel. She recently
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Helena Häber

Helena Häber (@helenafromphx) is a 19-year-old musician, filmmaker, and tea enthusiast from Phoenix, Arizona. She is a recent graduate from Arizona School for the Arts, where she played flute and piano. Helena is now studying Filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago. You will frequently find her dancing to Diane Coffee and making eggs for breakfast. She is perpetually seeking joy. helenafromphx.strikingly.com, https://song.link/album/s/4isPJzEHYlrFLTGWILQqHy
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Ethan Dohrmann

Ethan Dohrmann is 13 years old and has been playing piano for 6 years. He started in first grade with Kia in an afterschool music program and has developed a gift for composing his own pieces. Has a passion for classic composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach. He has a fondness for Jazz, Contemporary and classics pop and rock. Ethan performs songs at local retirement centers in the North County San Diego area during his summer breaks. Ethan’s other performance pieces include songs by Queen, Elton John, and Frank Sinatra. Ethan attends Double Peek School. Piano has become an outlet for Ethan which allows him to find his happiness and peace when he plays the piano or composing. Eth
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Kia Portafekas

Kia Portafekas, musician, composer, teacher, and author inspired children from Shanghai to Lincoln Center to create and play their own compositions. Graduate of Queens College (Aaron Copland School of Music), Mannes Conservatory, and New York's famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Kia takes music instruction to a creative level, combining color, sound, movement, improvisation, and imagination to heighten children's self-expression and encourage individuality. She teaches children, leads experiential group workshops, trains teachers and parents in dynamic ways of integrating music and creativity into their lives. Kia wrote Making Music With Your Child, published by MMB M
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself 15/12/2019 03:00 15/12/2019 04:00 Express Yourself! https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself Brigitte Jia brings an hour of music appreciation and learning to Express Yourself!™ From the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, Brigitte reads The Gift of Music by Jack Pawlakos followed by interviews with four guests. Kia Portekas is the music teacher who introduces her young students, Ethan Dohrmann, Easha Ashraf, and Helena Häber. Kia’s book, Making Music with Your Child is designed for music and elementary teachers, parents, and children, and highlights simple, effective activities to build musical skills and awareness, while providing ways to encourage freedom, self-expression, and individuality. The teaching method helps cultivate in the whole child, unique forms of expression and communication. promotes the processes of thinking, creating, and reinforces self-esteem and the joy of learning. Listen to the sounds if the teens. Music truly is a gift to be shared. A gift, that keeps on giving. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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