Congratulations to the California Conservatory of Music's February 2018 Student of the Month Iva Marina Buich. Iva's hard work and dedication in lessons and home practice showed when she recently performed in the CCM student recital. We look forward to hearing Iva play again at the next recital! Below is our interview with Iva where she gives great advice to students just starting out. Iva takes piano lessons with Teacher Glenda at our Santa Clara location.
Student of the Month Interview
Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Iva Marina Buich
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 12 years old.
Q: How long have you been studying piano?
A: I have been playing piano for about 5 years.
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: My piano teacher is Ms. Glenda, who I like as my teacher very much.
Q: What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out?
A: My advice to students who are starting out is to take it slow and do not give up!!!!!
Q: What piece or pieces do you look forward to playing someday?
A: Pieces that I am excited to play in the future is The Minute Waltz by Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne op. 9 No. 2. Ballad Pour Adeline, and many more.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing piano?
A: Playing piano makes me happy, relax.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food are lobster tails.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: When I grow up I want to be a vet, because besides piano I love animals!!
Q: What is your proudest musical moment?
A: My most proud musical moment was when I came across a piano at Vasona Park a few years ago. I started playing Amazing Grace and I saw a crowd clapping.