Oral History Information
Aldren Briones is a passionate musician and songwriter who found great satisfaction in providing music lessons at his local music store. The store, Piano Trends, was founded by Tim and Bobbi Paul and is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Aldren was hired in 2018 and in addition to his role as a music teacher, he is an associate with the store helping with inventory, answering the phones, and providing general support. During the pandemic of 2020, Tim formed a live online program each day from the store to encourage those in lockdown. The program called Lifting Spirits Though Music continues to this day with Aldren a proud contributor and participant. He even wrote the program's theme song!