Student Spotlight

April 22, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Motivations behind choosing an instrument can vary—from being influenced by family, friends, and teachers to their cultural backgrounds. Determining the correct instrument can mean the difference between a lifelong passion of playing or dropping lessons because of lack of interest and frustration. It can also mean achieving such fantastic success that it becomes a career.

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February 10, 2021 | Student Spotlight

In January 2016, we wrote an Opus article featuring a 12-year-old CCM student, Joachim Laurent. We learned about his music theory studies and participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Program,A Young Joachim Laurent a rigorous assessment program, his commitment to practicing an hour each day. At that point, Joachim had already been learning music and studying the piano with his instructor, Chieko Loy, for six years. Joachim is now a senior at Concord Carlisle High School, and this fall, he will be attending the University of Chicago. As a student studying at CCM for twelve years, we wondered what he would tell his younger 12-year-old self-featured in the 2016 article.

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