Name: Maddy Kersten
Main Activity: Performing her original songs with her band.
How did you start: In sixth grade, I had a guitar class at Field (Community School). Oh, I should tell you that I play trumpet as well. I didn't bring that to this performance, though, because it's hard to sing while you play that.
I keep at it because it's really, really nerve wracking. At the same time, it's a lot more fun to have an audience than to play by myself in front of the bathroom mirror.
What else do you do: I'm on the , I play softball, and math is my favorite subject!
Ed. Note: Updated 1/27/12 at 1:57 p.m. to correct the spelling of the subject's name. The original article identified her as Maddy Kirste.