Congratulations to CCM’s June 2019 student of the month, Patrick Pham. Patrick is a fantastic young pianist who works hard and comes to his lessons eager to learn something new each week. We love hearing Patrick perform at the CCM recitals (at the last recital he played “Rondo Alla Turca” by Mozart) and we can’t wait to listen to what he will be performing at the next student recital in December! Patrick takes piano lessons at CCM’s Redwood City location with Teacher Jasmine.
Student of the Month Questionnaire - Patrick Pham
Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Patrick Pham.
Q: How old are you?
A: I am 10 years old.
Q: Who is your teacher?
A: Miss Jasmine Yu is my piano teacher.
Q: What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out at CCM?
A: Don't stress out if you are learning a new piece of music, just keep practicing.
Q: What piece are you looking forward to playing someday?
A: I am looking forward to fluently playing "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss II, "Cannon in D" (full version) by Johann Pachabel & Preclude in C Major" by J. S. Bach.
Q: What is your favorite thing about playing the piano?
A: I get to listen to the music I am playing and it makes me feel relaxed.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is pizza
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: I don't have a pet, even though I want to have a dog.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be a doctor or a mathematician when I grow up.
Q: What is your most memorable experience at CCM?
A: My most memorable experience at CCM is my very first recital. I was excited, yet nervous at the same time.
Parent Spotlight - Victoria Pham
Q: Regarding the piano, what are you most proud of your children accomplishing?
A: I am most proud of Patrick when he persistently tries to play some difficult pieces of music.
Q: What advice would you give a new parent starting in the program?
A: Be patient as the progress can be slow at the beginning. But once the kids have built a foundation you can see a rapid learning curve, and soon they can play beautiful piece of music.
Q: Why did you decide to give your child a musical upbringing?
A: Patrick was fascinated with music at a young age. He was often attracted by the sound of the piano, so I think it's great for him to pick up piano lesson. Playing any kind of musical instrument is a great skill set to have as music is so entertaining. Music makes us happy and helps us de-stress.