Open Mic Night

By Owen

I have been taking piano lessons for about a year and a half at this place called RMC Studio in Garwood. Annie started with me but did not really like it but I LOVE it. In fact, starting this summer, I am increasing my lessons from 1/2 hour to a full hour and will throw in some saxophone lessons with my teacher Miss Molly.

Last night I participated in my first open mic night at RMC Studios. Mom and Dad have been encouraging me to try one. Last night’s open mic was also a Super Smash Bros tournament so it seemed like the perfect first one for me. Unfortunately, I lost in the semi-finals of the tournament (and blame the controller, of course), but I rocked my piano performance. I played a song from the video game Bayonetta (that one that Mom and Dad still won’t let me get for some reason despite). I was nervous but did my best and had a lot of fun. Also, a lot of other kids, including the older ones, later told me it was cool I played a song from that game.

The most fun was at the end, as they started to clean up, my friend Samuel and I jumped on stage and started to just jam. Samuel played the drums and then sang to 21 Pilots and Queen songs. I didn’t know how to play them but was able to figure them out by just listening and playing around on the keyboard. I think Samuel and I need to start thinking of band names!

This was my first, but definitely not my last open mic! I had a blast. A special thank you to Grandpa and Uncle Chris, who came all the way from Brooklyn, for coming out to cheer me on.

Owen’s First Open Mic from Kevin Duffy on Vimeo.

  • Thomas Duffy - July 6, 2019 - 6:18 pm

    Great job OwenReplyCancel

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