My Name is Brandon Payne and I have been playing the viola for 6 years with musiConnects. I feel good about playing an instrument because I can let stress out. Playing an instrument changes me because it lets me feel like I can let out some anger. Musicians can do a lot of things in life like get a job and go to college. I think of myself as a musician because playing makes me feel free and it makes me feel like I can do anything. A skill I've learned in music is focus. For example focus can help me in life by keeping me out of bad things and from getting into trouble. I feel happy when I play music, for example if I feel stressed out I can just play my instrument and let that stress out.