We’ve written before on the Stanton’s blog about our knowledgeable staff. Now, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know our staff on a more personal level. Over the next several months, we will be having members of the Stanton’s team take our “30 Questions in 60 Seconds” questionnaire. We hope you will get to know the “real” us, and learn how we might better be of service to you!
Megan W., originally from Pittsburgh PA, is happy to call Columbus and Stanton’s Sheet Music “Home.” As a musician, Megan has played in marching and concert bands, youth orchestras, full orchestras, small ensembles, and a few choirs. Her interests include fiddling, reading, writing, martial arts and yoga.
What department do you work in at Stanton’s? – Choral Department
What do you consider your specialties here? – Customer Service
How long have you been working at Stanton’s? – since August 2016
What is your favorite task at Stanton’s? – I love getting to know my customers. Always feel free to tell me about your day and your ensemble! I love to know how your music is making a difference in the world.
What is your hometown? – Pittsburgh
Where did you go to college? – Westminster College
What is your major instrument? – Violin
Where or with whom do you currently perform/teach? – Solo fiddle in my basement
What do you like to do in your spare time? – In my free time I Scottish Fiddle, practice karate and yoga, and I am working on a young adult fiction novel. I would like to take up wood working and gardening in the near future.
What days are you available at Stanton’s? – Monday-Friday
What is the last song/piece you listened to? – Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
What is the last song/piece you played/sang? – Spootiskerry – Scottish Reel
If you had a chance to perform with three musicians, living or dead, who would it be? – Gerard Way (MCR), Patrick Stump (FOB), and Joshua Bell
What is your most memorable musical moment? – During an orchestra rehearsal, the conductor was singing to the cellos to play a #G and I blew my nose in tune.
If you could be instantly proficient on an additional instrument, what would you choose? – Piano. I attempted lessons as a child and was not mature enough to realize how beneficial that knowledge would have been. I was too excited to play the violin.
What is the most unusual performance you have ever been a part of? – I took a Tragedy class in college and my group wrote and performed an Epic Rap Battle of Tragedy (A play on Epic Rap Battles of History on YouTube by Nicepeter). Our battle was Medea VS Captain Ahab.
What musical sound or noise do you love? – I like the sound of the ocean, rain, or a waterfall. In an orchestra, I like a powerful French horn or low brass entrance.
What musical sound or noise do you hate? – Beginner clarinet lessons
If you had your choice watching a great concert tonight or performing in a great concert tonight, which would you choose and why? – I would choose to perform in a great concert because I don’t like passing up opportunities to have fun.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? – Grant writing
What profession would you not like to do? – Teaching
On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are? – 6. Jokes and comedy routines don’t come naturally to me, but I love retelling the funny and random experiences I get myself into.
Who was your first crush (if not a celebrity, some explanation)? – Some kid named Josh in second grade. He had a shiny earring.
Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion? – I’ve never been someone who pays attention to fashion.
Do you love or hate roller coasters? – I find having motion sickness to be unpleasant.
If you were a super hero, what powers would you have? – Telekinesis
How many pairs of shoes do you own? – 10
Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? – Work at the perfect job.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Vegan pierogies. Potatoes are my weakness.