Ukuleles at Flintridge Sacred Heart Prepare Students for a Life in Music

Sophia Garcia (l) and Savannah Davis (r). Photo courtesy FSHA


An Artist in the Works – “In 2016, I wanted to be just like Grace VanderWaal! As a 10-year-old girl, my dream was to be on “America’s Got Talent” and win. I begged my parents to get me a ukulele, and they did! “I Don’t Know My Name” by Grace Vanderwaal was the first song I ever learned and taught myself how to play. I have always enjoyed writing stories and I have a very big imagination, so writing songs for me is fun. The ukulele was a simple instrument for me to learn compared to the piano. My mom always told me, “if you play piano everything else would just come naturally.” I performed at a music company, I sang and played Adele’s songs. I got first place trophies and most outstanding student trophy.” ~ Sophia Garcia ’24
Humans of Flintridge Sacred Heart #photojournalism feature by yearbook student Julia Orue ’24!

Meet Savannah Davis ’23. For fun, she plays the ukulele and piano, rides her skateboard, reads, makes art, and watches Netflix! Savannah says, “I love the sense of community at Flintridge Sacred Heart. As soon as I walked on campus for the first time, I was greeted by so many friendly faces and immediately felt like I belonged.” If you’re applying to Flintridge Sacred Heart, Savannah has some great advice, “Don’t be afraid to ask questions! This means from teachers, staff, and your peers. While school work should be your number one priority, self care should be your number two. You can’t give your best to the world if you’re not at your best.” ~ Savannah Davis ’23

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