Meet Josie Bensko (Miss Bensko), a 25-year-old from Bloomington, Illinois.
“I made my playlists originally for my own classroom. The students genuinely work better when there is background music played during work time. I knew other teachers would want school appropriate music for their classrooms, so I decided to share my playlists on my Instagram account. Now thousands of teachers are using these school appropriate playlists in their classrooms with their students! The power of music in the classroom is amazing!”
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Taylor Swift, hands down!!! Not only did I scream every lyric and dance my heart out, but she truly puts on a show!
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
Growing up I listened to a lot of rap music thanks to my older brother. He thought it would be funny to teach his little sister every Nelly song that existed.
What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
Harry Styles because I have a massive crush on him. It would be a terrible interview because I probably would be so starstruck that I would just stare at his beautiful face.
If you were a singer, what current living artist would you like to collaborate with?
Chance the Rapper!!
Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?
In middle school, I played the saxophone but I am pretty sure I could not do that if you handed me one today. (Don't tell my middle school band teacher that!!!!!)