April 2019 Student of the Month - Molly Chen

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Congratulations to CCM’s April 2019 Student of Month Molly Chen. Molly is an extremely motivated student and at only four years old, has practiced every single day since she started lessons in January. We are excited to see so many young students work hard to complete the practice challenges and accel at their instrument! Molly takes piano lessons with Teacher Antonella at CCM’s Santa Clara location.

Student of the Month - Molly Chen

Q: What is your name?
A: Molly
Q: How old are you?
A: 4
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Teacher Antonella
Q: What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out at CCM?
A: Keep practicing and you will get a lot of fun toys.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Let it go.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the piano?
A: I can sing along with the songs.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Pizza.
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: I have two dogs!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Play piano by myself.


Parent Spotlight - Linan Yao

Q: Regarding the piano, what are you most proud of your child accomplishing? 
A: She has practiced every day since she started in January, even when she was sick.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program? 
A: Be patient, especially if the kid is young.  Many concepts are abstract to them and need to be repeated a lot. Try to make the practice fun (the lessons already are).
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: Molly seems to enjoy music and dance ever since she's a baby.  She'd "conduct" whenever the music is on and it almost looks like she got the beats right. Plus, I played accordion and later French horn when I was growing up and I played in a youth symphony.  Through the experience of practicing and performing, I've made a lot of friends and had many treasured memories.  I hope someday Molly would experience that herself.