21 May You’ll Be Impressed With This Teenage Musician
If you want to know the benefits of regular practice, just look at 17-year-old Senri Kawaguchi of Japan. Calling her a prodigy might just be an understatement once you see her videos (we’ve included one above).
Several videos of her playing have gone viral and global — you’ll see clips about her in English, Spanish, Portuguese and, naturally, Japanese. She began playing drums at 5 years old and never stopped (she is in high school now). At 8 years old, Kawaguchi received one-on-one lessons with famed percussionist Kozo Suganuma. She has collaborated with many Japanese music artists and, at 12 years old, released her own DVD!
Another thing worth noticing is that Kawaguchi plays a wide variety of music including jazz and pop tunes played on anime shows. It reminds us of advice given on a previous blog post about keeping teens engaged by having them play a variety of music.
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