October 2018 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the California Conservatory of Music’s October 2018 students of the month, . Ankitt and Arnav Dayal They take piano and guitar lessons at our Santa Clara location. We can’t wait to hear them and other students at our recitals this coming November!

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Music Student of the Month  - Ankitt Dayal


How old are you? – 9 years

Who is your teacher? Dr. Jamie

What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out?
I would advise them to practice a lot and do it bit by bit.

What is your favorite thing about playing the piano? Listening to the songs and the sounds that come out of the piano

What is your favorite food?

I love watermelon and watermelon and watermelon

Do you have any pets? Sadly, no

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a chef but will continue to play piano as my hobby.


What is your name? Arnav Dayal

How old are you? 13 years

Who is your teacher? Ms. Nia

What advice would you give to a guitar student just starting out? There should be self-motivation.

What piece are you looking forward to playing someday? Someday I would like to be able to play “Sky High Feeling” acoustic version.

What is your favorite thing about playing the guitar? Seeing myself improve,

What is your favorite food?  Ramen

 Do you have any pets? Future dog

What do you want to be when you grow up? I am not sure yet maybe an artist.


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Parent Spotlight - Ambika Sahay

Regarding the guitar and piano, what are you most proud of your children accomplishing? I love that my children have taken to music and appreciate the joy music brings to life. They have also learnt the value of dedication and hard work.

What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program? It takes time and practice before we start to see the results. Encourage children to keep going.

Why did you decide to give your children a musical upbringing? Music feeds the soul.  Having had a musical upbringing myself, I love how the home is filled with music and joy. I want my children to have the similar experience. The fact that they also learn perseverance and hard work is a fringe benefit!