Vasilis Motsenigos

Meet the Players: Vasilis Motsenigos  

Entering CMI with a well-developed background in the arts, 14-year-old Vasilis, or better known around the studio as "V," is a multi-talented actor, singer, guitarist and ukulele player. Primarily studying guitar at the…

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creativemusicinstitute · Tidepools

Sharp contrast and smooth blending tones mash together in this track as Indonesian gamelan-inspired bells melt into a shrill synthesizer sound reminiscent of 80's disco days. With a steady and powerful drumline, the song feels…

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Meet the Players: Kyle Warner

Growing up as a part of 90’s skateboard culture, music and the atmosphere it created was always a part of guitarist Kyle Warner’s life. Inspired by the tracks that he and his friends would use in skate videos that they…

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Derek Shockley- Drummer & Lyricist





Derek Shockley started drumming at 16 through a mix of self instruction and private lessons. As he became more involved with playing music, Shockley knew early on that he wanted to turn music…

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Ben Sebulsky- Metal Guitarist

A high school graduate on a full ride scholarship to the school of his choice, Ben Sebulsky will attend Warminster Automotive Training Center in September of 2021. Sebulsky is an aspiring diesel technician with a passion for heavy metal…

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Rory Levinson - Electric Bassist

From playing in her high school’s marching band to chasing her dreams of being in a rock band, junior Rory Levinson leapt into the world of Electric Bass at Creative Music Institute in December 2019. Despite her extensive…

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Bob Ruhe And Friends at Creative Music Institute

Writing, arranging, recording, and producing an album of original songs can take a lot of time.  For Bob Ruhe, John Lahovski, and Dylan Weiant of CMI, the project, Bob Ruhe and Friends at Creative Music Institute, took over a…

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Keith Adams - April 2019 

Keith Adams is a former and returning student of CMI. He is currently the Creative Music Institute "Artist in Residence" for April 2019 and will be presenting an evening of his original songs and music at the end of this…

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Rowin Scott: Guitarist inspired by tradition.

Of all the potential students who apply to Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, only about 550 make it past the interview and audition process. One of those is a 14 year-old freshman named Rowin Scott. With the…

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Briana Prieto: Guitar Student Wins Talent Show

CMI Guitarist Briana Prieto recently won the Lower Macungie Middle School Talent Show after playing the song "Riptide" by Vance Joy. Prieto is no stranger to a live audience. Though she has done several performances in both theatre and dance…

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13 Year-old Copyrights Original Song

13 Year-old Copyrights Original Song 

    Mandie Perez is an eighth grader at Lehigh Valley Academy, who often writes songs for fun. She recently wrote, “Falling for You” about her boyfriend. The song took about three days to write. Perez…

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