GCA Junior takes home state literary title in piano – The Post-Searchlight

Grace Christian Academy junior Hannah Friedman has been actively playing the piano on and off for 6 a long time. On Friday, her many years of tricky operate paid off when she received the point out title in literary for piano.

Friedman, the daughter of Dr. Wayne and Tara Friedman, reported her dad and mom are big supporters of the fine arts and equally inventive by themselves.

“My father plays the piano and is astounding, so I made the decision to try it out and I by no means believed I would appreciate it as a great deal as I did,” Friedman explained. “It’s truthfully just an escape.”

Though participating in the piano was a interest at initially, Friedman turned severely intrigued in it roughly four many years in the past, when she begun using lessons from Vickie Cox.

During her time playing for Cox, Friedman joined the Literary Crew at GCA, where by she went on to win Region earlier this calendar year.

“I wasn’t expecting to area 1st when I received at Region,” Freidman stated. “I was so thankful and so shocked.”

Friedman then turned her awareness to State.

Cox assigned her two pieces to participate in: a Baroque piece and a romantic piece.

Each parts proved to be hard, as Baroque audio is a fashion of Western classical songs, dating again to the 1600’s.

“I practiced each and every day for 4-5 months,” Freidman stated. “They were being very demanding items and I didn’t want to mess up.”

On perfecting her parts, Friedman went to compete versus seven other college students in Macon, in which she gained.

Friedman said the college students ranged in quality year, and though some may perhaps have been far more skilled, Friedman arrived out victorious, winning a medal.

“I’m just so thankful for my teacher and all the things she has taught me,” Friedman mentioned of her win.

With a area and point out title now under her belt, Friedman has started to critically look at a long term in new music.

“I’m pondering about majoring in piano or music, but I’m undecided on wherever I’m heading to faculty,” she explained.

Friedman hopes her get and potential aspirations to perform piano will persuade some others to get up the instrument, stating there is no improved way to get begun in new music than enjoying the piano.