January 2018



​Congratulations to Jordan Chen, our January “Student-of-the- Month”!  Jordan is 8 years old and in 2nd grade this year. He began his piano lessons at our studio about 2 years ago and has been making great progress. Jordan comes to lessons with his sister, Joanna, who began lessons here a few years earlier. He says that he likes playing the “fun” songs the best and enjoys singing along with them!

Jordan has participated the last 2 years in the TVMTA Festival Auditions and earned himself a gold medal for both years!  During his 2 years of lessons, he also performed each year in the Holiday Recitals and the Studio Awards Recitals. His 2 favorite songs to date are “Gypsy Earrings” by Bret Adams and “Majestic Mountain” by Randall Hartsell. The later was performed at our December Holiday Recital.  He is proving himself to be a confident performer and always comes through with great performances that we enjoy so much!

Jordan is a student that is making study progress. One of his technical strengths is the ability to pick out the details in the music. This “gift”  is so important and will be a great help as he continues on his musical journey!  Jordan has natural rhythm and is very musical. I love listening to him sing along with some of the pieces that he enjoys the most!

Jordan’s favorite subject in school is math. He also likes to play soccer and tetherball.  His favorite foods are pasta and pizza and his favorite movies are, “Sing”, “Moana”, and “The Secret Life of Pets”. He says that a couple of his favorite places to go with his family are LegoLand and Sea World!

As Jordan’s teacher, I enjoy our lesson time together very much. Jordan always seems to be cheerful and fun loving. He always arrives for his lessons with a smile and a playful attitude that makes our time together so much fun!   Jordan is steadily taking on more challenging pieces and I’m excited to see how he progresses this year. I am confident that with his positive attitude and eye for detail, he will continue to make excellent progress!