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Elijah Hines participates in Neighborhood Studios' music program in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He's a junior in high school and has been playing the guitar since elementary school.
My name is Elijah Hines and I've been playing guitar since the 3rd grade. I was chosen by my former elementary school, Beardsley Elementary, to participate in the KEYS program which gave me the opportunity to learn the guitar. I have been playing ever since. The teacher who nominated me is Luisa Guzman. She is an amazing art teacher and is also the Conservatory Director at Neighborhood Studios.
Music has taught me the value of being patient and being persistent.
Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
I like to play a variety of instruments. I like to play sports and to hang out with my friends.
I enjoy science class because I like to understand the things around me.
I plan on either going to trade school or going to music school. One of my plans is to go on tour as a guitarist with an RNB artist.