10 year old Jedida from Lewisham has always been a hardworking and dedicated music student. Her teacher told us that she is an enthusiastic member of her music class and always goes above and beyond in her studies. As a violinist Jedida has taken advntage of every opportunity offered to her and we are incredibly proud of how much she has achieved since she started her scholarship in 2015. Jedida's mum said "This year has been amazing because I know Jedida has made tremendous improvement and has progressed in her music. Jedida has made huge progress in her school Orchestra and music lesson and she got a role as a Musician in her school musical play."
Read our Q&A with Jedida below...
Why did you decide to play the violin?
I was doing so well playing the recorder in year 3, and my music teacher gave me a chance to play either violin, cello or clarinet, so I chose violin and since then I just keep getting better and better by the day.
Has your music taken you to some cool places? If so, where?
I have been to Royal Festival Hall, City Hall, Southbank, Trinity Laban Centre, the Barbican where I enjoyed the concerts of a lifetime and so many more that I haven’t named here.
What music do you like playing the most?
Although I play classical music, I enjoy modern day music more but classical is still good. So is jazz.
If you could perform alongside someone famous who would it be? Or what musician do you look up to?
It will probably be Beyoncé! She is a legend and to sing with her will just be overwhelming and amazing.
Has the Scholarship enabled you to have new opportunities?
Yes, it has given me the opportunity to learn another instrument (Piano). I enjoy playing the Piano and will be taking my Grade 2 exams on the 2nd of December. It has been fun all the way because it’s given me the opportunity to attend different holiday activities, make new friends and meet new teachers, it is fun to meet and play with other children knowing that you have something in common with them: that we all like music.
What advice would you give scholars who have just started their scholarship?
This scholarship is something everyone tries to get and you are lucky to have it. So you should make good use of it. You might be able to learn a new instrument or meet new people while doing holiday activities.
Thank you to East London Lines for this fab feature on Jedida. Skip to 14:09 and watch it here: