continued She has played the French horn ever since picking up the instrument in fifth grade for band because she thought it was a “really cool instrument,” which not only looked beautiful but also had a “lovely sound.”
It wasn’t the first instrument she ever played though, because she has been taking music lessons since the age of 3. In second grade, she started taking piano lessons and continues to play the keys today.
Music is ingrained in her family. She said her grandmother was “really good” on piano, and nearly went to college to study it. Her mother also plays the piano, and her brother plays the trombone.
“There has always been music in my life,” she said. “I love music and French horn was just a continuation of that.”
There is at least one advantage to playing the piano over the horn.
“Piano is a lot different from horn. You don’t have to warm up,” she said. “You can just sit down and play more than you can with horn.”
As her senior year nears, Barron isn’t sure if she is going to continue to study music or pursue a career as a musician. It is a possibility she’s exploring though.