February 2016 Student of the Month

February 2016 Student of the Month Sneha Mondal Waltz in B Minor Op. 18a, No. 6 – F. Schubert Sonatina Op. 36, No. 3 – Kuhlau Sneha  is 11 years old and attends Metairie Academy, where she is in the 5th grade.  In school, Sneha participates in Academic Games and plays on the tennis team. …

January 2016 Student of the Month

January 2016 Student of the Month Rachel Fath Buffalo Stampede – Garcia Rachel Fath is 11 years old and attends Atonement Lutheran School, where she is in the 5th grade.  Rachel has been taking lessons for about 4 years, and her sight reading and independence at the piano has grown tremendously over the last few …

November 2015 Student of the Month

November 2015 Student of the Month Elizabeth Murray Ready for Ragtime – M. Bober Dance – Gurlitt   Elizabeth is 12 years old and is currently in the 7th grade at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan.  Elizabeth has been taking piano lessons for about 3 years now, and she has shown tremendous improvement in both …

October 2015 Student of the Month

October 2015 Student of the Month Nathaniel Kinchen Gypsy Rhapsody – Rollin Minuet in G – J.S. Bach 13 year old Nathaniel Kinchen has been a student of mine for over 3 years now.  He is currently in the 8th grade in a homeschooling program that he attends with his brothers.  In the past few …

September 2015: Student of the Month

September 2015 Student of the Month Joshua Ngo Baby Circus Elephant – David Carr Glover 6 year old Joshua Ngo is one of my newest students.  After only 3 months of lessons, Joshua is already reading his notes on the staff, counts out loud, and plays with a beautiful legato touch.  Most recently, Joshua finished …

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Wendy Yang, age 16 Sicilienne – R. Schumann Wendy Yang is a consistent, hard-working student.  After only two years of lessons, she has made exceptional progress through her diligent practice and attention to detail.  Following the purchase of a new piano, Wendy has been making great strides in every lesson.  Always up for a challenge, …

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Elizabeth Murray, age 11 Elizabeth Murray has been working very hard on her new pieces over the Christmas and New Years break and is being recognized for her positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning.  Elizabeth has happily participated in every performance event offered since beginning lessons about a year and a half ago.  Most recently, …

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Hannah Lorio, age 12 The Open Window – B. Frost Hannah Lorio, the Student of the Month for September 2013, is in the 6th grade at St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie, LA, where she participates in violin lessons, art club, chorale, band, and her school newspaper!  Hannah likes the color pink and very …

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

You may have noticed that I have gotten more than a little behind in my Student of the Month choices this year.  As I have so many students doing exceptional work right now, I thought it was about time that I started recognizing students individually.  Let’s get back to it with August’s Student of the …

Student of the Month

JULY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Rimi Mandal Distant Bells – Streabbog Rimi attends the 7th grade at St. Martin’s Episcopal School where she has been on the Honor Roll and won the Middle School Music Award.  In addition to her piano lessons, Rimi participates in tennis, school plays, and has recently started taking voice lessons.  She …