Rachel Flowers: on the Chapman Stick

Rachel Flowers was born on December 21, 1993. Arriving 15 weeks premature, she lost her eyesight as an infant due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). When Rachel was two years old, in order to discourage her from banging on their ancient piano with her toys, Rachel’s mother showed her how to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Rachel picked it up immediately, and was soon working out for herself every song she heard.

On August 29, 2015 we stopped to visit our friend Matt Levonian, and Rachel got to play with a Chapman Stick. This is just a short video of her messing around with it, following a bit of instruction from Matt.

Rachel Flowers on the Chapman Stick