Congratulations to CCM's June 2018 Student of the Month Aeshaan Singhal. Aeshaan has been studying guitar now for four years at CCM's Santa Clara location with teacher Alexandra. Aeshaan is not only a great student, but he also uses his talents to help others. For the past few years, he has put on fundraiser concerts to raise money for the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. The latest fundraiser was held in May at Santana Row in San Jose. Thanks to Aeshaan's hard work, he has now raised nearly $5,000! Check out Aeshaan's interview and don't miss the parent parent spotlight below.
Student of the Month - Aeshaan Singhal
Q: What is your name?
A: Aeshaan Singhal
Q: How old are you?
A: 9 years old
Q: How long have you been studying guitar?
A: Four Years
Q: Who is your teacher?
Q: What advice would you give to a guitar student just starting out?
A: Start with notes, then phrasing.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Orange Chicken!
Q: What would you like to be when you grow up?
A: Kid’s Dentist
Q: What piece or pieces do you look forward to playing someday?
A: Lesson for Two Lutes
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing guitar?
A: I like the slurs
Q: What is your proudest musical moment?
A: When I completed Twinkle
Q: Please tell us a bit about your recent fundraiser for the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.
A: It was fun, for a good cause, and all the were mind blowing acts
Q: What do you find fun about your lessons?
A: I find the trying to find the notes without any help.
Q: How much do you practice?
A: 30 minutes a day.
Parent Spotlight: Garima Agarwal
Q: Regarding guitar, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing?
A: The biggest accomplishment is Aeshaan’s regular practice.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: Try not to take a break.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: I think having music is one’s life helps with psychological development and really grounds a person.
Q: Do you have a favorite Suzuki guitar piece?
A: Yes, Meadow Minuet.
Q: Have you noticed more confidence in your child since beginning guitar?
A: Yes the guitar recitals and the opportunities to play in front of large crowds has helped increase his confidence and we also noticed more pride and joy.
Q: How has music impacted Aeshaan's life?
A: It has given him more focus and helped him learn if he works hard he can achieve anything.