July 2019

Student of the Month

Student of the Month - Sophia Kilburn Congratulations to Sophia Kilburn for receiving Student of the Month (October 2015) at Aureus Academy! This award is granted to Sophia for her hard work, dedication, and the significant progress that she has shown in her studies. Q1. At what age did you start learning the violin? 4 years old Q2. Was violin your choice of instrument to learn? It was offered by a local music school Q3. Tell us a little about your recent performing experience. I wasn’t that nervous as my best friend was there to give me support. Q4. What do you do when you get nervous before going on a stage? I just walk up to the stage and play the violin. Q5. How do you manage your academic work along with violin practice? I work on Kumon and Violin after dinner everyday. I reserve the school homework for the weekend. Q6. Who is your favourite composer? J.S Bach Q7. Do you have a favourite violinist? I can’t remember the name of her/him…. Q8. What have you learned in Aureus Academy? Ms Alice placed stickers on my violin bridge and it improved my intonation a lot. My reading got better and I became a less nervous performer. Q9. What are the cons/pros of being a violinist? Good thing about playing the violin is that I can perform in concerts with my best friend. Not so good thing about being the violinist is that it bangs against my knee when I carry it. Q10. Do you have a short/long term goal(s) for your musical journey? I’d like to get better at my F major scale and I would like to perform with my sister, Isabel and my brother, Seb in future.

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