Saadhvi Jayaram (age 8) performed her original composition Under the Banyan Tree at the National Junior Original Concert on June 25, 2018 in Cerritos, CA. Here's a Q&A with her about her experience with music lessons, and a little bit of everything else!
Q: How long have you been playing piano?
A: Since I started how to learn walking, actually.
Q: What is your favorite song to play?
A: Mm... It's hard because all of the songs are really beautiful. But I think it would mostly be my compositions. It's this year's composition.
Q: What else do you do in your spare time?
A: When I hear a new song and I really like it, I usually go to the piano and play it.
Q: How much do you practice every day?
A: How ever long it takes to make that part perfect.
Q: What's your favorite part about coming to Yamaha?
A: Having fun and learning new songs.
Q: What's your favorite color?
A: It's basically purple and blue because it's galaxy.
Q: What is your favorite subject in school?
A: Um, I'd say PE. Because it's always fun and get to do new games all the time.
Q: What advice would you give to a new piano player?
A: Try your best. I would usually say try your best and have fun. I would also usually say practice really hard and follow directions.
Check out Saadhvi playing her original composition at our 2017 Local Junior Original Concert on our Videos page.