Cavalier Music Academy Artists

Here you'll find a directory of all the artists in the program this year. Their photos should link (very soon!) to their personal you-tube channels where you can find performance videos, music they find inspiring, and other interesting things.
We hope you'll subscribe to those channels and watch a whole geeration of young artists emerge! 

Students wrote their own bios, so please send us your feedback  and suggestions for their work!

We're all about learning and improvement!
Cheers,
LS.
 
Marlen Lopez, Piano

Marlen Lopez, Piano

My name is Sandra Marlen Lopez I'm 16 years old I started to play the piano 6 months ago it's a little time but I've used it a lot and I've enjoyed it, the one that inspired me to start with this music is not like all the others that are Other artists for me was my grandfather who wanted us to play some instrument and was when I started and I will continue to do to become important in music, one of my goals is to achieve success.


 
Cale Bonn, Saxophone and Guitar

Cale Bonn, Saxophone and Guitar

Cale Bonn is primarily a saxophone player but also plays guitar and also a vocalist. He is in grade 10 and is from Airdrie Alberta Canada . Cale music background is the alto saxophone he completely surrounds his life with music he plays in his high school jazz band. He is also a performer at the Calgary Stetson showband. Cale has been involved with music performance for 5 years now.


Cale is very interestested in the technical side of performance. He is part of his school's av team for drama and does sound for the performances of his fellow musicians. He is looking very forward to a possible career in music producing or a musician. Cale will be releasing his first album in the end of june 2017.
Jamal Bacchus, Bass.

Jamal Bacchus, Bass.

I started playing music on grade 6 where I started off playing the baritone and slowly made the switch to bass guitar in grade 10. I am currently in a band called Emporium where we play mostly alternative rock. We are currently composing five songs that we will put into our album. Over the past year we have learned how to write and compose music. Right now the songs that we are composing are going to put into an album releasing soon!

Leigthanya McLean, Vocals and Saxophone

Leigthanya McLean, Vocals and Saxophone

Leigthanya Mclean is a vocalist and Tenor saxophone player. She has had a music background of 8 years. Though the saxophone is her main instrument, she has also played and enjoy playing other instruments including the; flute for 2 years, Violin for 3 years and Saxophone for 2 years. Leigthanya has been singing since she was 9 years of age. She got the talent from her mother, who was also a singer. Her reason for having a passion for music is simple but to the point. She loves it, “I feel like a new person, whether singing or playing one of my instruments. Its like a new experience every time."

Alex Friestad, Vocals

Alex Friestad, Vocals

My name is Alexander Friestad and I am the vocalist for my band Descendants Of Agony. We are a heavy metal band looking to take this to the max potential. I have been doing vocals for about 4-5 months now and there is still room for me to grow and master my voice. Some of my idols include Mitch lucker of suicide silence and Phil Bozeman of whitechapel. I also have briefly looked into guitar. I might continue to further my skill with that as well. As a result I hope to expand the reach of my musical taste with a new album releasing in mid-2017