Music is my everything. I’m the lead vocalist and guitarist in an all-girl band called Chick Flicks. The name’s a little lame, but we came up with it because our moms are all friends and they go to the movies once a month — get it? I started playing the piano when I was four, because my mom thought it was important for me to have music in my life. She plays the cello in our city orchestra. I think she was hoping I’d fall in love with classical music. Sorry, mom. I picked up the guitar at our music store, and I fell in love. I begged my parents to let me take lessons — I said I’d keep playing piano, too — but over time the guitar just took over, and I started writing and singing my own music. I’m considered an alternative kid at school — at least that’s what the kids who think they’re cool call us — but I don’t care. My band spends almost every day practicing after school. Right now, we’re getting ready for our first paid gig, playing at a family friend’s graduation party. When I think about my future, I imagine these little gigs turning into bigger gigs, and someday maybe a record deal. Until then, we’ll play and write and practice…until dinner time, when we all have to call it a night.