Student of the Month

July 2019 Student of the Month - Nigama Yaratapalli

Santa Clara Guitar Lessons, Santa Clara Music Lessons,

Congratulations to CCM’s July 2019 Student of the Month, Nigama. We love seeing students work hard to complete our practice challenges, and Nigama recently received her trophy for practicing every day for 100-days in a row! Nigama takes guitar lessons with Teacher Nia at CCM’s Santa Clara location.

Student of the Month - Nigama Yaratapalli

Q: What is your name?
A: Nigama Yaratapalli
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 6 years old

Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Miss Nia
Q: What advice would you give to a guitar student just starting out at CCM?
A: Practice on posture. It will get difficult to adjust later.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: Its a small world afterall.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the guitar?
A: Playing the strings feels good
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Dal rice
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: No
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Fire woman
Q: What is your most memorable experience at CCM?
A: First medal for 50 days of practice


Parent Spotlight - Sadhana Chevireddy

Q: Regarding the guitar, what are you most proud of your children accomplishing?
A: We took 100 days practice challenge which I was not sure Nigama would be able to do, but she did it with lot of conviction. I am surprised and felt proud as a parent. I wish she continues the spirit throughout her musical journey.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: Making a 5 year old sit for practice every day is a herculean task. Every single day used to be
a test for my patience. Still it is and I believe it is the case for most kids. But do not lose hope or patience. Just keep up with the practice even it is for 5 minutes. It should become a part of your child's daily routine.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: Being trained in vocal music myself from a small age, I have always enjoyed it and it has been my soothing medium whenever I am stressed. Also in this technology driven world, music can be a good career alternative in the future, where there will be a dearth of good musicians. So, music can be a good profession that gives you money and peace at the same time!

Student of the Month - Shanaya Gupta

Congratulations to CCM’s December 2018 Student of the Month Shanaya Gupta. Shanaya has been taking guitar lessons at CCM for two years and hasn’t looked back since. She is a dedicated student who practices, and as you will read below, she is well aware of how important daily practice is. We are so proud of her hard work and look forward to watching her grow as a musician.