Meanings in the Music w/ Rylan Pederson
Let’s get to know an amazing young talent who is using his love for music for a bigger purpose. Check out Rylan’s rhythms and read more about his cause.
SB (StarBeat): Motivation: What drew you to the guitar at a young age?
RP (Rylan Pederson): I couldn’t play sports and needed to fill a hole. My grade 2 teacher would play and sing songs in class and I thought, “I could do that!”
SB: Messaging: What message would you like to portray with your music?
RP: To focus on the things you CAN do, not what you CAN’T do. I wish I could play hockey more than anything but I can’t. So I focus on my music to keep me happy.
SB: Cause and Effect: We see that you are using your music to draw attention to a cause – can you tell us a bit more about that?
RP: Fibrous Dysplasia has no cure or treatments and I want to change that. By using my music to raise awareness, I believe it can make a difference to further research and maybe a cure.
SB: Memory Game: Your top musical moment (so far)?
RP: When I was asked to preform my song Family at our city’s Canada Day celebrations.
SB: Influences: Who are some artists you look up to or try to learn from?
RP: Ed Sheeran and John Fogerty. I really like their style of music.
SB: Fun Time: They let you into the ice cream factory – what flavour would you invent?
RP: Ohhh I’ve put a lot of thought into this one. Kiwi flavoured ice cream. Without the seeds of course.
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