Student of the Month March 2018 - Alessandra Atalik

Congratulations to CCM's March 2018 Student of the Month, Alessandra Atalik. Alessandra takes piano lessons with Teacher Orlia at the California Conservatory of Music's Redwood City location. Alessandra is a hard-working student who is committed to practicing her assignments and frequently prepares something extra to bring to the lesson each week. Alessandra is now working hard for the CCM recital on March 25th. Don't forget to also check out the parent spotlight below!

Alessandra practicing piano for her music lesson.

Alessandra practicing piano for her music lesson.

Q: What is your name?
A: Alessandra Atalik
Q: How old are you?
A: I'm turning 8 on May 1st
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Teacher Orlia
Q: What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out?
A: You have to go to class every week, and you have to keep practicing outside of class. you also should pick an instrument you love to play.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: Any piano based song from the LaLa Land soundtrack
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the piano?
A: I love to learn to play
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Pasta
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: none :(
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: A movie star

Parent Spotlight - Cristina Atalik

Q: Regarding piano, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing?
A: Alessandra has been able to pick up the piano rather quickly, and I've been very impressed with the initiative she has demonstrated in learning to play on her own, after class, always practicing, and pushing herself to learn more than just what she learns in class.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: Timing is critical, knowing when your child is ready to learn and appreciate what he/she is learning. This will help the child in developing a passion for music and the instrument they are learning.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: We value music greatly (I love to sing in the Church Choir, my husband plays drums), and we wanted to make sure that Alessandra has the opportunity to experience the joys and sounds of music.