Meet KVNO’s Classical Kid for October
October 29th, 2012
Omaha, NE – Five instruments, an hour of practice, and athletics are all part of one young musicianâ€™s daily routine.
Twelve-year-old Kyle Burke is KVNOâ€™s Classical Kid for the month of October. He attends Central Middle School and his first instrument was the piano. His interest in music was, literally, a gift. â€œI got piano lessons on my eighth birthday,â€ he said in an interview with KVNO.
Being a pianist, itâ€™s no surprise that his favorite composer was also a pianist. â€œI enjoy playing music from Schumann, and I like his song â€˜The Merry Farmerâ€™,â€ he added. Piano may be Kyleâ€™s first instrument, but itâ€™s not his only way of making great music. â€œCello, violin, viola, and drums,â€ he said. â€œI like the whole sound of the orchestra coming together, and I like the sound of classical music.â€
Kyle plays in the school band, orchestra, and in a string quartet. He spends as much time or more making music outside the classroom and practicing. â€œLike an hour to an hour 30 minutes every day,â€ he said. When heâ€™s not making music, Kyle enjoys track, basketball, and computer games. When he grows up he said heâ€™d like to be a musician, but he wouldnâ€™t mind being a doctor. â€œI like science because right now weâ€™re learning about cells and heredity and things like that.â€
For Kyle, the highlight of music making is performing, and his favorite venue may be surprising. â€œThe farmerâ€™s markets,â€ he said, â€œbecause you meet a lot of fun people there and they stay with you for the rest of your life.â€
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