Teacher / Student Profile: Sarah + Avery

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Avery’s Q&A

How old are you, and how long have you taken piano lessons? 

I’m almost 12, and I’ve been taking piano for just over three years.

What do you love most about playing piano? 

I love getting a variety of cool songs to choose from. It’s fun to work on songs that I know on the radio.

What is the hardest thing about playing piano? 

Using both hands, doing different things at the same time, and getting the beat steady.

What do you like about your teacher Sarah? 

I love how patient Sarah is. She is always willing to help and she is so nice when you make a mistake.

What is your favorite song to play, and what is your favorite song to listen to? 

I like playing “Yakkity-Yak”, and I like to listen to “Popular” and “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked.

Sarah’s Q&A

How old were you when you took your first piano lesson?

I started piano lessons at age 5!

What do you love most about playing piano?

I love that it provides an escape from everything going on around me. It’s nice to sit down at the piano and let my stress fall away.

What do you love most about teaching piano?

I love watching my students learn and grow. It’s incredible to watch them experience the payoff of hard work.

What do you most appreciate about your student Avery?

I appreciate the humor she brings to each lesson. Her balance of humor and hard work make every lesson enjoyable!

What is one of your favorite songs to play, and what is one of your favorite songs to listen to?

My favorite song to play is probably “Annie Waits” by Ben Folds. One of my favorite songs to listen to is “Look At Me Now” by Emily King.

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