February 2017 Student of the Month

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

DAISYA ODEN

INTERVIEW WITH DAISYA ODEN

PIANIST, Student of Miss Alle Schwartz

 

SSOM: How old are you?
DAISYA: I am 16, almost 17.

SSOM: Where do you go to school?
DAISYA: CAHS (Columbus Alternative High School)

SSOM: When did you start playing?
DAISYA: 8th grade – about 3 years ago.

SSOM: What do you like most about playing?
DAISYA: It's fun, and it makes me feel good.

SSOM: What's your favorite stuff to play?
DAISYA: Debussey, soft pretty stuff.

SSOM: What are your musical goals?
DAISYA: Just to be the best I can be.

SSOM: What are your life goals?
DAISYA: To get into a good university, become an orthodontist and make lots of money.

SSOM: Other than music, do you have any hobbies?
DAISYA: Hanging out with my friends, listening to music (that's not classical or piano related).

SSOM: What kind of music do you like?
DAISYA: Rap, Pop, R&B – I like Drake.

SSOM: You're currently serving as our intern, what made you decide to want to do that?
DAISYA: I really like music and the environment here, I appreciate the work that you do here.

SSOM: You went to piano summer camp at Otterbein – what can you share about that?
DAISYA: It was a step out of my comfort zone, it was a challenge. I met some nice people. There's a performance class, that was hard for me. There was lots of time to practice and one-on-one lessons, there was improv class, and many other opportunities for learning there.
I hope to master Chopin's Revolutionary Etude someday. I've mastered Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor recently, I have done some of Chopin's preludes, but there's a lot more for me to learn!

1 Comment

  1. Ann Brown on February 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations, Daisya! We really appreciate all your hard work.

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