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LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- It happens every spring. A resurgence of young musicians and singers eager to fine tune their skills. Many make their way to places like Mom's Music in Louisville where owner Max Maxwell says shows like American Idol have led to increase in instrument and voice lessons.
Sarah Hall says she loves to belt Adele songs in the shower. She's since left the bathroom and now takes both piano and voice lessons from local musician Kimmet Cantwell. Hall says music is her passion.
"At school I had to do a me project. And its a 10 minute speech just all about you . And in it, I talked about music and how I would like to sing in a bigger venue than my 6x3 shower. So that might be better," Hall said.
Better still might be the knowledge that Sarah Hall uses some the same practice space as former American Idol contestants.
"Every single year we see a resurgence – particularly in the singers – particlarly in girls. I love seeing girls sing I think it's great," said Max Maxwell, the store's owner.
Mom's music owner Max Maxwell says increased enrollment can be attributed to American Idol and shows like it.
What helps these students are teachers who can bring out their best. Kimmet Cantwell was an idol doubter at first.
"I thought that (it was manufactured) too and I didn't watch American Idol because I thought 'Ick, some stupid contest' but then Kelly Clarkson, that girl is the real deal," said Cantwell, who sings and plays piano regularly at Stevie Ray's blues bar on Main Street in Louisville.
Despite her initial skepticism, Cantwell has seen a boost in enrollment and confidence in her students. Sometimes it takes longer for some students than others. Even if Sarah Hall doesn't make it to Carnegie Hall she at least has her shower.
"I think it's just great way to express yourself like if you have a bad day you can just go in the shower and belt it all out," said Hall.