Maura’s parents tell her that she began singing as soon as she learned to talk, and she never stopped. So when her junior high school offered a Garage Band elective, it was a no-brainer—she was in. On her first day, Maura strummed a guitar a few times, fell in love, and went home and begged her mom for her very own.
The investment paid off. Over the next few years, Maura took voice and guitar lessons at Boise Rock School, and has recently taught herself piano and ukulele. She’s in a band that practices each week at Boise Rock School, and they have gigs every few months. “It may not always sound perfect, but it’s just so much fun,” she says.
Weekdays after school, she heads home to get in a few hours of practice before the books come out. Music, school, and family are Maura’s priorities—and there’s not a lot of time left for losing focus.