Watch 10-Year-Old Violinist Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Leah Flynn, Violinist, Aretha Franklin

Leah Flynn, 10, is a violin prodigy who began playing the instrument at 5 years old. The music enthusiast paid respect to Aretha Franklin, by performing a violin rendition of her 1967 hit single, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman).”

Flynn is the daughter of Jamaican-born parents Paula and Lennox Flynn. Her father, a pianist and organist,  became a stay-at-home dad and music coach after suffering a stroke when Paula was just three months pregnant with their daughter. The 10-year-old became a member of Orlando, Florida’s Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony in 2013.  She also served as the concertmaster for the Intermezzo group nine months in 2015.

In 2017, the family started Hearts for Strings, a foundation to help spread the power and love of music especially in the African-American community.

 

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