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Suggested byMusician’s NameWhat Inspires Them About This Musician
Gina (Grade 4, Massachusetts)Nic GareissHe tap dances on a saw dust covered board to make drum music. His body and shoes are his instrument along with the board.
Josie (Grade 4, Massachusetts)The Okee Dokee BrothersThey are funny and they make really good music.
Chiara (Grade 4, Massachusetts)Fleetwood MacThey play music that inspires me to like music even more! They also inspire me with their songs that are calming, mellow and put me in a good mood.
Naima (Grade 4, Massachusetts)BeyoncéShe has an amazing voice and that makes me want to have one.
Eric (Grade 4, Massachusetts)OK GoTheir music is weird.
Lily (Grade 4, Massachusetts)The BeatlesThey have great songs.
Evelyn (Grade 4, Massachusetts)Katy PerryI like her songs.
Yarisa (Grade 4, Massachusetts)MattyBRapsI’m sad sometimes.
Leo (Grade 4, Massachusetts)Imagine DragonsI really like their songs.
Noa (Grade 4, Massachusetts)Brian Johnson
(from AC/DC)
He is WOW!
Maxwell (Grade 4, Massachusetts)The RamonesTheir songs have a catchy chorus and make me want to dance and rebel.
Mariah (Grade 9, Ohio)Bruno MarsHis music can tell you what he is feeling at the time. You can relate to Bruno on a personal level through his music. Bruno has inspired me to keep singing through my hard times and through the best too.
Jonah (Grade 6, Massachusetts)Taimane GardnerShe combines so many different styles and makes ukulele super complicated (in a good way).
Avery (Grade 9, Texas)Wilbur SootA lot of things inspire me when it comes to Wilbur’s music. Actually, I used to write songs of my own, and looking back at them, I think his music was a huge push for me to start writing and composing again.
Luka (Grade 9, Ohio)AviciiHis music touches peoples heart. He sparks inspiration into others. Hopefully his legacy will never die in the hearts of those who have listened to his art. Avicii’s music has changed my life.
Josh (Grade 10, Ohio)Joe HisaishiEverything. His music has connected with me from the very minute I heard it. Miyazaki and his films have become incredibly famous throughout the years, but without Hisaishi’s soul swaying soundtracks, there would be no Miyazaki films. The partnership between Hayou Miyazaki and Joe Hisaishi has revolutionized the animated world; Hisaishi’s entrancing music partnered with Miyazaki’s stunning visuals and storytelling truly creates magic.
Ashwin (Grade 10, Ohio)A. R. RahmanIncredible Singing
Michael (Grade 9, Ohio)Barbara StrozziStrozzi was an Italian composer who wrote for her own voice during the early baroque era. She was a female composer during a time when men were much more encouraged to write music than women were.
Jonah (Grade 6, MassachusettsHiromi UeharaShe puts a lot of different styles together. Plus she is just super fun to watch!
Brooklyn (Grade 7, California)Billie EilishShe is weird in her own way and doesn’t care about what anyone thinks.
Alan (Grade 7, California)Chalino SanchezHe wrote songs about his personal life, instead of making them up. He Left the Latino world without his music, because he died.
Tyler (Grade 9, Ohio)Pablo CasalsHe worked for most of his life on something he loved with all of his heart and now he is considered one of the best cellists ever.
Devesh (Grade 9, Ohio)Leonidas KavakosHe is one of the only classical string players from Greece of international standing.
Bella (Grade 7, Pennsylvania)Olivia RodrigoShe is making her dreams come true.