Professional percussionist and marimba player, Simon Boyar, returned to Steamboat Springs last week for Strings School Days. Simon composed several pieces of music for students around the area, including Lowell Whiteman Primary School, Hayden High School, Christian Heritage and the Steamboat Springs High School and Middle School. Over 500 students and 30 adults were a part of the program.
Simon not only entertained the students with his talent on the marimba but also instructed along the way. The students were excited to play different tempo music and will continue to practice Simon’s pieces throughout the next several months. He returns in May when the students will perform his compositions at the Strings Music Pavilion.
Students had a chance to ask questions of Simon, which ranged from “Can you play Lady Gaga?” to “What is your favorite baseball team?” He answered by playing Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and let them all know the Yankee’s are his favorite team. Simon Boyar currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is perhaps the most electrifying and innovative young percussionist on the music scene today.
WATCH SIMON BOYAR WITH THE STEAMBOAT 7TH GRADE PERCUSSION GROUP.