Aaron Patterson of the Sounds of Young Philadelphia program

Sounds of Young Philadelphia Student Spotlight

Instrument: Piano
Settlement Teachers: Dolly Krasnopolsky, Vasily Kifyak, Jean Shook
Settlement Ensembles: Piano Trio

In one word, describe Settlement Music School:

Why do you like your instrument?
Because you can pour any emotion into it, and it will always respond.

What are your favorite activities to do?  
Hiking, practicing, and going to youth group.

How does music help your community and others? 
It has an immense power to uplift.

What do you hope to do as an adult? Do you know what you want to study?
I intend to pursue a degree in organ performance and to establish a career as a traveling performer, church music director, and teacher.