They say that if you can make it in New York then you can make it anywhere. However, many aspiring hopefuls return home with crushed dreams and despondency. At times, a person comes along with a dream bigger then a desire to eat and a refusal to accept a no win situation. That brings us to the inspiring life of music producer and educator Carlisio Keys.
Yes, when it comes to combining music, positivity and education, their not many people that can do it quite like Carlisio Keys. In 2022 he has created a one of a kind youth musical program to support youths in personal and positive artistic expression. His unique program combines music instructions, personality mentoring, carer coaching and simply put, love of humanity.
Features in publications including the premier business and lifestyle magazine, Legend, Carlisio Keys has continued in the pursuit professional excellence by helping young ones hone their musical talents and professional portfolio.
Through Legend Magazine have had the honor or working with the teams of Taylor Swift, Maiah Carey among other musical legends and through the Joseph Magazine, we are honored to share with you a special exclusive interview with the upcoming legend Carlisio Keys.
Q: So, how has life been treating you in 2021? In retrospect, this has been the most challenging, bitter sweet phase of my life I’ve endured. A rebirth if you will. I had covid twice, nearly drowned, and was close to taking my life (if I’m being transparent). The rebirth happened, when I stepped away from music for a few weeks and let go of some people in my life who made me lose all confidence in who I am and what I do. I found my purpose and started my company “Lets Play”. My purpose is to impact the youth through music. Joseph Magazine: What is your favorite thing about your career? Carlisio Keys: There is never a mundane moment. I get to meet people from all walks of life, do different projects, be as creative and limitless as I want. Joseph Magazine: What motivates you to work hard? Carlisio Keys: Kids. My why hasn’t changed for the past 10 years. My why is to be that influence that I wish I had when I was in high school. That voice of a stranger telling me it will be okay, that depression and anxiety don’t have to rule my life. Joseph Magazine: You are a talent and a blessing to so many! Tell us what or who inspires you to be the best version of yourself? Carlisio Keys: My brother Gustavo, wolf pack leadership group, and my friends who inspire me to always strive to be my best daily.
Carliso Keys is truly a beautiful person. His passion for music is only out shined by his love of people.
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Joseph Magazine: Tell us more about your business! Why did you start it?
Carlisio Keys: I started “lets play” a month ago. I started it because I wanted to leave an imprint on this worlds youth. I think it’s vital for youth to learn leadership skills, transferable skills, and communication skills; I’m just doing it through the piano.
“Lets play” strives to foster a fun environment where one feels free to express themselves, tap into their authentic self, and gain confidence by installing leadership skills In todays youth, to create a better tomorrow. Joseph Magazine: What needs are you filling in 2022? Carlisio Keys: Parents who want their kids to develop discipline, and important Skills they can carry throughout their life. Also helping someone explore their passion they may have had as a kid, but never really got to explore. Joseph Magazine: Why do people need your service? Carlisio Keys: While taking piano lessons, one can learn so much about not only music, but oneself. I think personal development in any capacity is useful for anyone of any age. Joseph Magazine: Can you give us the best industry advice in the form of 5 ways to …. Carlisio Keys: 5 ways to become a better musician/producer 1. Listen. Listen to all genres of music, stay in tune with what’s happening today, and what happened in the past.
2. Learn, practice, and execute.
3. Find a mentor.
4. Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions.
5. Figure out where you want to land, and work backwards from there.
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Joseph Magazine: What was it like for you growing up as a child? Carlisio Keys: I had a good childhood, two loving and supporting parents, and two brothers who are also musicians. I developed depression and anxiety at the beginning of high school but would still consider my childhood a good one. Joseph Magazine: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Carlisio Keys: Traveling to Argentina with my family. Joseph Magazine: When did you realize that you wanted to be in your career? What obstacles did you face? Carlisio Keys: At the age of 6, I knew I wanted to be in music. I met many obstacles, it’s the only way to learn. At one point I was negative in my bank account, I had to eat only ramen, shower at planet fitness, move several times. Joseph Magazine: How were you able to meet the challenges successfully? Carlisio Keys: I was able to meet the challenges because of the amazing support from my friends who never let me give up on my dream or myself, and my loving family. Joseph Magazine: What is your happiest memory in life & why? Carlisio Keys: The first one to come up, was when I flew to Illinois after living in NYC for a few years to surprise my mom. Her reaction was priceless! One I will never forget.
CARLISIO KEYS TRIVIA What is Carlisio Keys middle name? Andres Where did Carlisio Keys spend his early years? Midwest (3 hours from Chicago, Decatur, IL) What is Carlisio Keys favorite dessert? Strawberry Cheesecake How old was Carlisio Keys when he got his driver's license? 16 Who was Carlisio Keys first crush as a child? Crysta Pena What are Carlisio Keys hobbies? Recording, traveling, listening to podcasts, spending time with friends, playing tourist in the city, and trying new foods. If you Carlisio Keys could only eat one meal for the rest of his life, what would it be? A nice southern meal. Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, corn. What did Carlisio Keys want to be when he was small? Musician Carlisio Keys two pet peeves are? Tardiness and Opportunist