Congratulations to Megan Huang! Megan is 6 years old and will be entering 2nd grade this year. She began her piano lessons 3 months ago, and we are very happy to have her as an addition to our group!
Megan says she likes learning to play all the different songs. These days, she is working hard to develop a good hand position and to learn her notes. As a very new student, this will be her very first year to begin to enter into piano events. For this first year, we can expect to see her participate in the Holiday Recital, Temecula Spring Music Auditions, and the June Awards Recital.
Megan says that her favorite subject in school is art. She also enjoys drawing in her free time. In addition to her school and piano lessons, Megan has taken hip hop lessons for the last 2 years!
As Megan’s teacher, I am enjoying getting to know her and seeing her enjoy her lessons as she improves each week. She is a sweet girl and always comes with a positive attitude and smile. She is showing good progress and steadily improving, and I look forward to seeing how much she will accomplish with this new year!
June / July 2020
Congratulations to James Meng! James is 11 years old and in will be entering 6th grade this fall. He began his piano lessons almost 2 years ago and has done so much in such a short time! James says that piano for him is calming and he likes the way it helps him go through the day!
Last year, James earned a gold medal in the Festival Auditions and earned “First Class Honors with Distinction” at his first Royal Conservatory Assessment which earned him an invitation to the RCM Recital of Excellence at USC. He also earned a trophy for having a top score in the Sonatina Festival and he performed at the Awards Recital!
This year, James is having another great year. He performed in our Holiday Recital and then became the first student from our studio to participate in the “new” online version of the RCM Assessments. He was able to skip a level and just completed level 2! I’m very proud of how much he has accomplished; he was well prepared! Next, James will go on to participate in our first online piano recital coming up in July.
James says that his favorite subjects in school are math and writing. He also likes to play chess and solve the rubrics cube, and he was a member of the swimming team!
His favorite books are “Wings of Fire” and “Harry Potter” and his favorite places to go with his family are Knott’s Berry Farm and Legoland. His favorite food is Korean beef ribs (yum!).
James says that his favorite music piece is “Arabesque” which was also written by his favorite composer, Friedrich Burgmuller!
I am very proud of how much James has accomplished in such a short time; but even more proud of the diligence and dedication he has shown. He is always prepared and “works” hard to master his pieces and it has really shown in his many accomplishments. He is also a fun student with a great attitude and I really enjoy our lesson time together!
June / July 2020
2019-2020 Students of the Month
Congratulations to Leland Tran! Leland is 5 years old and in Kindergarten this year. He began his piano lessons just 5 short months ago and he has already learned so much! He says he likes to listen to the music and he likes the challenges of learning new pieces!
This month, Leland will participate in his very first event when he plays two pieces for our Holiday Christmas Recital. He will also participate in the Temecula Spring Music Auditions in April and then in the June Awards Recital.
Leland says that he likes to read “Ratz-Kids” and The Magic Tree House. He also likes to play Starfall. He loves playing soccer, and his soccer team, the “Purple Rock Star” has been undefeated!
Leland’s favorite foods are sweet foods like ice-cream, cookies, chocolate cake, & candies. His favorite movie is Rise of the Guardian and Ninjago. His favorite places to visit are Legoland and Knott’s Berry Farm.
Leland is an amazing student. He has already learned so much in a short time. He enjoys learning which makes it fun and he always comes prepared. I really enjoy our time together!
Congratulations to Ayden Carlson! Ayden is 8 years old and in 3rd grade this year. He began his piano lessons 1 year ago. He says he likes being able to make music and hopes to learn to play other instruments as well!
Last year, Ayden participated for the first time in the Temecula Spring Music Auditions and earned a gold medal! He also performed in the Holiday Recital, and the June Awards Recital.
Ayden says that his favorite subject in school is math and the lunch break. He is also in the Chess Club and attends Chinese Language School. His favorite sport is soccer and he has played on a soccer team for the last 3 years. In addition to all this, Ayden likes wrestling, swimming, and playing nerf war with his friends!
Ayden’s favorite food is Hawaiian style pizza, and his favorite place to go to is Sea World.
As Ayden’s teacher, I always enjoying our lesson times together. Ayden has a great sense of humor and comes well prepared to lessons. I enjoy watching him as he improves with each week!
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