Piano: pathway to expression

Student Standout

Student achiever

October 17, 2001

The student: Hannah Park, 12

School: Clarksville Middle

Special achievement: Hannah won first prize in the junior division of the Gertrude S. Brown Memorial Piano Competition, sponsored by the Maryland State Music Teachers Association.

Why the piano is her favorite instrument: "I enjoy playing because I have talent on the piano," Hannah said. "It exercises my fingers. My fingers are really long. The piano fits me well. I can express my feelings through the music and how I play."

Her favorite composer: She prefers Chopin "because he writes a lot of romantic songs."

Leisure time: Hannah practices piano for two hours each day. In her free time, she enjoys going to the mall, talking with friends and dancing with the Clarksville Dance Company.

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