On Deck with Kaisa Amer



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Raúl Gómez-Rojas chats with Kaisa Amer, a 13 year-old eighth grader at Sherwood Middle School. Kaisa was born in Michigan, and before moving to Oregon, she lived with her family in Bangkok, Thailand. Her primary musical interest is percussion, but she has also taken piano lessons and enjoys singing in choir. As a percussionist, Kaisa’s favorite instrument is the marimba, and she also enjoys playing vibraphone in jazz band and any instruments she is assigned in band or orchestra.

Kaisa is currently a member of Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and her favorite extracurricular activities include running cross country, baking with her dad, training her puppy and soccer. Kaisa is also a big fan of Bob’s Burgers and anything from the Marvel Universe.

4-year old Kaisa, improvising at home:

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