Student Artist in the Spotlight: Jamie Barnhill

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2006

Jamie Barnhill

Age: 9.

Grade: 3.

School: Riverbend Elementary School.

Art of choice: Piano.

Experience: He has been playing piano since last summer.

Favorite music: He likes piano music that is fast and composers such as Beethoven and The Beatles.

All in the family: His father plays some piano and plays bagpipes with Stroller White Pipes and Drums. His sister also plays piano.

Activities: He is involved with Cub Scouts and likes to read and make Aztec Azanui cards.

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Future plans: He wants to play in concerts.

Wacky art: He believes wacky piano players should play with their feet and elbows.

His classroom teacher, Nancy Hakari, says: "Jamie is the type of student who puts forth his very best in everything he does. He is very creative, and he has a wonderful sense of humor."

• Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.

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