Congratulations to the California Conservatory of Music's July 2018 Student of the Month, Mia Grace Daigle! Mia Grace studies with Teacher Wenfei (Judy) at CCM's Santa Clara location. Mia is only six years old and already knows the importance of practice which shows each week when she shows up prepared for her lesson. Don't forget to check out the parent spotlight interview below as well! Keep up the hard work and we look forward to hearing Mia Grace in the fall recitals!
Student of the Month - Mia Grace Daigle
Q: What is your name?
A: Mia Grace Daigle
Q: How old are you?
A: 6 years old
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Ms. Judy
Q: What advice would you give to a violin student just starting out?
A: I would tell them to practice.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: Someday I want to play May Song.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the violin?
A: My favorite thing about playing the violin is being able to play songs and practicing at home.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Indian Food
Q: Do you have a pet?
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Teacher, doctor, artist or marine biologist
Parent Spotlight - Claudia & Mark Daigle
Q: Regarding the violin, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing?
A: Seeing Mia Grace develop a love for music & appreciation for the commitment it takes to learn to play an instrument.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: Try to balance having fun with pushing children to take their classes seriously. It takes time for some children (especially younger kids) to develop the ability to focus during lessons. Stick with it & enjoy every moment.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: For us, exposing our children to different activities is a way to provide balance & structure to their lives, along with having fun (they are kids at the end of the day). The kids have grown to love academics, athletics and the arts. Most importantly, we believe that introducing music to our kids is a lifelong gift.