March 2021 – Student of the Month

SAY HELLO TO BRANDON!

Brandon is a piano student at Moon School of Music and was nominated by Mr. Joseph Moon for March Student of the Month. Congratulations, Brandon!

"I’m pleased to announce Brandon as Student of the Month. Despite the busyness of school as a senior in high school, Brandon has shown his continued dedication to the craft of piano and exhibited a great learning attitude in every class. His maturity in musical expression has grown quite nicely, along with his techniques over the last few semesters. With his calm nature and sincere character, I believe he is a great example to all the students at Moon School of Music. Proud of you, Brandon. Let’s finish strong!"

-Mr. Joseph Moon, piano

MORE ABOUT BRANDON

  • How long have you been playing your instrument?

I’ve been playing the piano for about 7 years. I started out playing the violin, then switched to the clarinet for a brief stint, but eventually stuck with the piano.

  • What type of music do you like to listen to?

My favorite type of music is hip-hop and rap, but I enjoy music from every genre.

  • What is your favorite subject at school?

My favorite subject is by far science. I plan to pursue a science-related degree in college. My goal is to become a veterinarian one day.

  • Who is your favorite musician? Why?

My favorite musician is the multi-talented Tyler, the Creator. Not only is he a rapper, he is also a musician, song writer, producer, comedian, and clothes designer. He can make great music on his own, and has a great sense of humor as well.

  • What is your favorite part about music lessons?

My favorite part about music lessons is coming in and seeing the progress I make each week. When I know I had a good week of practice, I am always appraised by Mr. Moon.

  • What advice would you give to a piano student just starting out at MSM?

The biggest piece of advice I could give a new student is to simply have fun. I know it’s a common piece of advice, but it is the whole purpose of playing the piano. Piano shouldn’t be like homework or chores where it is something you are forced to do. It should be something you look forward to and enjoy doing.

  • Anything else you would like to share with us?

Having been a student under both the Suzuki method of teaching and the more free MSM style, I can honestly say I enjoyed playing the piano infinitely more now that I’m at the MSM. I’m currently playing jazz music where there is a ton of freedom, which is something that the Suzuki method doesn’t teach.