Congratulations to CCM’s February 2019 Student of the Month Abigail Hsiung! Abigail is a 5-year-old piano student of teacher Lawrence and takes music lessons at CCM’s Santa Clara location. Abigail, along with many other CCM students participate in our practice challenges so they can work towards earning stickers, ribbons, medals, and even trophies. Abigail has already passed her 100-day challenge and is currently working towards the one year challenge!! We are all so proud of Abigail’s hardwork and the support she receives from her parents. Don’t miss the parent spotlight interview below with Abigail’s mother, Grace.
Student of the Month - Abigail Hsiung
Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Abigail.
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 5 years old.
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: My teacher is teacher Lawrence.
Q: What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out at CCM?
A: Practice everyday and you can get small prizes.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: I am looking forward to playing "Come see the Parade" at the recital.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the piano?
A: My favorite thing about playing the piano is that I can get stickers.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is apple and mac n cheese.
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: I don't have a pet but I would love to have a cat.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: When I grow up I would like to be a painter.
Parent Spotlight - Grace Hsiung
Q: Regarding the piano, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing?
A: I am proud that Abigail kept going despite struggling at first, there were good days and bad days, but she managed to stick through the daily practice.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: At this age it really only does take five minutes or so to practice, so don't fret like I did. I would recommend using the reward system the school has, it worked well for our daughter. She is always excited to know that she is working towards her next trophy.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: We wanted to provide a well rounded education for our children, and instill in them a love for music. So far we also found that it builds her confidence and teaches her perseverance, so that was a plus.