April Member of the Month


Meet six year old Aadya from Cambridge, United Kingdom! She lives there with her dad, Vikas, her mom, Maha and her little sister, Akshara who is two years old.


Q: What’s your musical background?

Music runs through entire family and generations. Whilst I’m  training in authentic indian classical dance, violin and piano, I have my my own youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/mahaviju/videos) where I display my performances that I give for various charity events in the UK.

Q: Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?

My grand-father is a trained musician on percussion instrument like Tabla, he also performs Indian classical dance forms.  He also performed for Cambridge Asian Events in the UK.

Q: How do you structure piano lessons/practice for your family? Any tips to share?

I love to play in my keyboard. Sometimes that is the first thing I do as soon as I come back from school.

Currently we make sure I do at least two lessons in a week. Sometimes I like to play some Indian music on the keyboard and I do that making use of what I am learning from Carly.

Carly’s lessons are fun and I like the way she teaches.  But I see that its getting trickier as I progress.  I ask my mum to help or sit with me when I go through those tough lessons.

Q: How did you learn about Busy Moms/Kids Do Piano?

My mom came across Carly’s lessons on a Facebook advertisement and was impressed with the content. She showed it to me and I was happy to give it a try.

Q: Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your musical journey with piano lessons?

I love recreating the music I learn in Violin into Piano and also anything I learn in Piano back into Violin. If I like any songs I hear, I tend to play that in piano, violin and recorder. Example, I wanted to surprise my family by playing an Indian national anthem in all three instruments. Another interesting thing was there was a famous bollywood actress (Sridevi) that my parents like a lot and unfortunately she died recently.  Even though I have not seen her, I wanted to recreate some of the famous songs of her movies by playing them through piano. I also shared my video of playing the keyboard with Carly.

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