February Artist of the Month: Leyla Alarcon

Faith Gomes

Q: What is your name, grade and age?
A: My name is Leyla Alarcon. I’m in 9th grade and I’m 15 years old.
Q: What is your favorite subject at school?
A: English because I like reading.
Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: Hardworking, quiet, and creative.
Q: How would others describe you?
A: Quiet, a leader, and kind.
Q: In five years, where do you see yourself?
A: I plan to go to college majoring in music production.
Q: What instrument or instruments do you play?
A: I play the suspended cymbal and snare in our school band.
Q:What got you into this instrument?
A: My cousin brought me into it more. When I went to their concerts, I got more invested.
Q: Who are your biggest musical influences and why?
A: My biggest musical influences are Kurt Cobain, Mac DeMarco and Sunday Cruise. They have a passion for their work that I envy. Also, the way they speak with their lyrics is interesting; it’s kind of like storytelling.