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Cords for Music Interview: Katie Schecter

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Cords for Music Interview: Katie Schecter

Lead singer and guitarist of The Henry Millers, Katie Schecter, let us peek inside her brain to talk all things music ed and what is was like being born into a family of musicians, check out her full interview below:

Where would you be without music? 

I've always had the strong desire to create, so I would probably be making something of some sort, collages, drawings paintings clothes jewelry.... Things I do as a musician anyway, but I imagine i'd be a lot less joyful.

How has music/music education positively impacted your life?

Music is the lens through which I learn about the world, emotions, people and ideas.

At what point did you know you were going to dedicate your life to teaching/playing music?

My life has been dedicated to music since I came into this planet. Everyone in my family is musically inclined, so it was something that happened quite naturally. My brother and father were always performing writing and recording, and I was often involved, but I feared that I wasn't good enough to establish my own creative voice. Realizing I could do music as a "profession" didn't happen for me until about age 19. And I've never looked back.

Talk about a song that changed your life forever?

The first song I ever wrote on my own : "what am I gonna do, baby blue" was the most life changing. That tune took my song-writing virginity... I can never get that back.

What’s your favorite song to sing in the shower?
Jawbone by The Band .... I'm a thief. And I dig It!

Why is music education important?

I remember a conversation I had with my dad in junior high school : "why do I need to learn chemistry ? I know one hundred percent I am not going to be a chemist when I grow up ." To which my father replied: "Because taking chemistry is exercising your mind to learn about the world around you in a Scientific way." Music education teaches us about the world through sound and song , lyrics and melodies .

 

For more on Katie Schecter, check out her website:

http://www.katieschecter.com/






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