August 2018 Student(s) of the Month

Congratulations to CCM's Student(s) of the month, Sean, and Noah Chien! In addition to Noah and Sean studying guitar, their father Hugo is also taking lessons, and all three of them practice every single day. Noah recently completed his 30-day practice challenge, and Sean is on his way to completing the one year challenge! Keep up the fantastic work! Hugo, Sean, and Noah all study with teacher Chris Mann who teaches guitar lessons at CCM's Santa Clara and Redwood City locations.

 Sean and Noah practicing hard at home

Sean and Noah practicing hard at home

Student of the Month - Sean Chien

Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Sean
Q: How old are you?
A: 8 years and 2 months
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Chris Mann
Q: What advice would you give to a guitar student just starting out?
A: Work on keeping your left hand parallel
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: “Fernando Sor” in b minor
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the guitar?
A: Vibrato
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Broccoli
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: Yes, he is Russian Tortoise
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a Scientist

 

Student of the Month - Noah Chien

Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Noah
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 6 years old
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Chris Mann
Q: What advice would you give to a guitar student just starting out?
A: Practice everyday
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: Lightly row
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the guitar?
A: My teacher and my dad
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Habit burger
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: Yes, he is Russian Tortoise
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I would also like to be a Scientist

Parent Spotlight - Hugo Chien

Q: Regarding the guitar, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing? 
A: I am proud of their daily practice routine and that they never give up
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program? 
A: First it's important to enjoy the time practicing with them at home. Also make sure to partner up with your teacher to have your kids write down their weekly goal and have them mark their goals everyday (the weekly worksheet and 100 day challenge are great helpers)
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: To me music is a tool that can teach kids that taking challenges and making progress from daily practice can be applied to other things in their life. It’s also a magicical experience to make your home full of love and joy. My kids and I are all taking private lessons from Chris Mann, we are in the same level (<2 years of lessons). It’s lovely to play a piece together with my kids even as simple as Twinkle Twinkle! When we practice at home, they are my musical partners!