Name: Carly Tashjian
Hometown: Seaford, N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice and why?
My voice because singing makes me confident and it’s a good outlet when I’m stressed out or have a lot on my mind.
What are you involved with musically?
I’m in Melodia and Movement and my friends and I compose music for fun.
Who are your biggest influences?
My Dad is a musician and Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Idina Menzel and Sutton Foster.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Maroon 5, Pentatonix and John Mayer.
What’s your plan for the future?
I want to be a psychologist or psychiatrist. I’d like to work in a school and direct school plays so I can keep music in my life.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Do it because you love it, not for praise or money because then you’re going to hate it. Do it for the right reasons and you’ll be happy.