April 2019

Sofia Larrondo

​​​Congratulations to Sofia Larrondo!  Sofia is 7 years old and in first grade this year.  She has studied piano for about 2 1/2 years.  Sofia has a 5 year old sister, Ella, who also takes piano lessons. Sofia and Ella joined our studio about 9 months ago when their previous teacher moved. We are so happy to have them as an addition to our group!

Sofia says she finds the many different types of music fun to play!  She has shown amazing progress this year. She has worked hard to improve her hand position and technique and it shows! She recently participated in her first assessment event, the Temecula Spring Music Festival, where she performed 2 pieces by memory before an adjudicator. She received a great evaluation and earned her first gold medal!  We hope to hear Sofia perform again at our Awards Recital in June!

Sofia says that her favorite subjects in school are science and math. She also enjoys drawing. Her favorite sports are skiing and soccer.  She also likes to dance and loves to go roller skating!  Sofia and her family have 2 dogs that are boxers. Their names are Hugo and Lola.

Sofia’s favorite food to eat is an artichoke. Her favorite movie is “Thumbelina”, and her favorite book is “Henry and Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary. She also loves horses!

As Sofia’s teacher, I enjoy every lesson with her!  She is a good student and always comes prepared with a positive attitude and great smile.  She has improved a lot this first year and I’m looking forward to to seeing how she continues to progress!