Brooke has been a pleasure to watch mature. Though only 7-years-old, she’s extremely accomplished, performing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people, participating in our Pop Star Camp, singing for Talent for Epilepsy, and attending most of our studio recitals. One of the kindest, most humble, and supportive kids you could meet, she’s beloved by her teacher Anne and the whole staff at Molly’s Music.
MM: What are some of your favorite hobbies, outside of music? Favorite school subjects, books, movies, shows, sports?
BB: Some of my favorite hobbies are soccer, art, guitar, and track. My favorite school subject is reading, favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Well, I love the whole series. My favorite movie is Parent Trap.
MM: How did you get started with music, and how long have you been singing?
BB: I got started in music because of my papa, Jerry. He put me in the classes at Molly Music with Miss Anne. I have been singing for about two and a half years or so.
MM: What have been some of your favorite performances, and why? How do you share your music with others, beyond recitals?
BB: One of my favorite performances was at the Pop Star Camp last summer. I sang Katy Perry’s “Firework.” I liked dressing up for the final performance and watching all the kids learn how to sing their song throughout the whole week. Another favorite performance was singing the National Anthem before a baseball game.
MM: What makes you keep up your practice, and what are your goals?
BB: Miss Anne is a really good teacher and I love seeing her. My number one goal is to have fun. Another goal is to sing the National Anthem at the Angels game.
MM: Who are a few bands/artists that have inspired you, and why?
BB: Katy Perry, P!nk, and Luke Bryan. They inspire me because they have good voices. I think Katy Perry and P!nk are great performers.
MM: What are some of your favorite songs, and why?
BB: Some of my favorite songs are “Firework,” “The Greatest Show,” and “Try.” I like these songs because they make my happy.
MM: Can you share about a technique, skill, or song you struggled with, and how you are overcoming or have overcome it?
BB: Right now, I’m working on “The Greatest Show.” It’s a little bit difficult. I’m going to overcome it by continuing practicing and trying until I get it right.
MM: I know you’ve done a lot of national anthem performances. Do you have a favorite one? Is it nerve wracking singing in front of all those people, or do you feel pretty calm?
BB: My favorite one was my very first one for the San Bernardino 66ers. I feel pretty calm. I don’t get nervous at all.
MM: It was so great having you at Pop Star Camp last year! What was your experience like? Do you have a favorite memory or a favorite part of it?
BB: I had so much fun that I want to do it again this year. My experience was a positive one. I really liked watching all of the kids kind of struggle with their songs in the beginning of the week and see how far they come with the song by the end. I had such a great time.
MM: What advice do you wish you had at the beginning? What advice would you give to other students just starting out?
BB: I’m not sure what advice I wish I had at the beginning, but I would tell students that are starting out to always try your best and believe in yourself.