Featured Member: Shaids and her captivating "Yuri"


Carnegie Hall interviews our Featured Member

Shaids Ismail

Carnegie Hall: What are you currently listening to on your ipod/radio/headphones?
Shaids: Phantom of the Opera. It's brilliant, and the music is so captivating.


Carnegie Hall: How did you start playing music?

Shaids:  I started playing the guitar when I was in 3rd grade because I was finally able to hold a guitar without dropping it. I wanted to learn how to play the guitar because all my family members play as well.


 Carnegie Hall: What is the story of your instrument? Does it have a name?

Shaids:  I named my guitar, Yuri. She was given to me by my step-dad when I was 14 years old. It was originally his guitar, but then he decided to give it to me because my mother’s guitar was too small for me to hold.

Carnegie Hall: What are three things you love about music?

Shaids:  When I'm feeling melancholy, I can play a happy song and it cheers me up. Music helps me express how I feel, and it gives color to our lives.


Carnegie Hall: What is the best musical advice anyone has ever given you?

Shaids:  When you sing, sing from your heart because people hear it, they will be touched.

Carnegie Hall: What do you look forward to this year?

Shaids:  I’m looking forward on finishing the story that I'm writing.

Carnegie Hall: What do you want to ask the other members of Musical Exchange?

Shaids:  When you listen to music, what makes you tick?

Carnegie Hall: Have any advice for other musicians?

Shaids:  Keep playing! Keep singing! Keep dreaming! Even though people say you may not be good, use that as motivation to get better. Never give up and keep on smiling :)


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Comment by Maya Rachelle Keys on July 7, 2012 at 6:20pm
Hi shaids! Read that you loved phantom of the opera! I do too! My symphonic orchestra played it for the spring concert of my freshman year! It's an amazing play and I really hope to see it someday. Phantom of the opera and cats are some of my favorite plays. Do you have any other favorites?
Comment by Samita Sinha on September 23, 2011 at 3:25pm
hello shaids, came across your video through the spotlight on featured members-- love the spirit with which you make music.  hope you'll join our challenge, and our live chat in a couple of weeks...
Comment by Shaids Ismail on April 1, 2011 at 2:27am
thankyou Saara! >:D<
Comment by Saara Suaib Hanafi on March 31, 2011 at 8:10am

I really want to listen to your song, Shaids.

That must great and doing thing with your heart will give you an amazing result.





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