Welcome to the latest installment of our blog feature, '10 Questions With...', where we'll be asking young people who have recently taken part in All In Music sessions and projects to provide an insight into their success story: a bit about them, what they got out of our project and what they'll be going on to do in the future.
Next up we have guitarist and singer, Lucy Scialo:
Q.1 - Who are you and what do you play?
I am Lucy Scialo, I am 16 years old and from Southend. I can play the guitar, piano and I also sing.
Q.2 - What’s your favourite thing about music?
I enjoy being able to relax and chill while playing instruments as it can really calm my mind. I also enjoy the excitement when I practice and learn how to play a new song.
Q.3 - What musical experience did you have before coming to 'All In Music'?
When I was in primary school I had some piano lessons.
Q.4 - What have you enjoyed or learned so far during your music sessions at All-in-Music?
I have learnt how to actually play the guitar! I’ve learnt so many chords and fingerpicking songs. I’ve also learnt how to play some drums, which is a great experience. I have also enjoyed having singing lessons with you because it has made me gain more confidence.
Q.5 - What genres and types of music do you like/listen to?
I listen to loads of genres like, RnB, Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, Soul and many more. Old school RnB and Hip-Hop are definitely the best type of music.
Q.6 - Who are your musical inspirations?
I have many inspirations: Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have been my biggest inspirations as a artist and as a person. Also people like Trippie Redd, Ski Mak, xxxtentaction, Nav and Lil Uzi inspire me majorly to create music.
Q.7 - Apart from our music sessions, what else have you been a part of other than with the Southend YMCA?
I was once chosen to be a representative at a Southend YMCA youth meeting with the local council.
Q.8 - What has been your biggest achievement so far with 'All In Music'?
Probably genuinely just learning how to play the guitar and getting to try out different types of instruments.
Q.9 - How has being a part of 'All In Music' changed you personally?
It definitely has made me appreciate music more and take notice of all the instruments that appear in different songs.
Q.10 - What’s next for you?
I definitely want to do a music course in college and just further my ability to play guitar and other instruments.
TO APPLY OR MAKE A REFERRAL FOR A YOUNG PERSON, VISIT: WWW.SOUTHENDYMCA.ORG.UK/MUSIC FOR MORE INFORMATION.