Musician Of The Week: Michael Volpe

Michael Volpe

Year: First

Major: undeclared

Hometown: Seaford, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Guitar because I’ve been playing it since I was four or five and I think that’s where I shine musically. 


What are you involved with musically?

I play acoustically with a couple friends and I had an acoustic band back home and I play with the on-campus group Melodia and Movement. 


Who are your biggest influences?

My father because he taught me how to play and I like styling myself off what he plays. I also like John Mayer and Eric Clapton. 


Who have you been listening to lately?

The Beatles, Maroon 5 and Eric Clapton.

What’s your plan for the future?

I’d like to start an acoustic band and play in coffee shops in town or at open mic nights.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Keep practicing and never give up the instrument because it’s probably the best one you’ve got.