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#1185991 - 04/23/09 04:54 PM Do you have many Asia American students?
C.Y. Offline
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In my son's Chinese school class, almost all kids take piano or violin lessons. In his elementary school class, 2 out of 3 Asia American take piano lessons, and only 1 out of the other 22 kids take piano lessons.

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#1186359 - 04/24/09 09:21 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: C.Y.]
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Two out of my 29 students are Asian American.

But I noticed the makeup of the piano festival we had in March, and there were a good number of both Asian and Indian children. And most of these won the top spots.

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#1186371 - 04/24/09 09:47 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: Stanny]
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I had only one Asian, (korean) and she was FABulous!
There are not a lot around here tho.
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#1186415 - 04/24/09 11:13 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: Ebony and Ivory]
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In my area, it seems the percentage of Asian (I include Indian families too) American students taking piano lessons is much higher. Just wondering is it the case for other area.

#1186536 - 04/24/09 02:01 PM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: C.Y.]
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My studio is 60% Asian ancestry, 40% Euro ancestry; Of the Asian, it's roughly 3 - 1 Korean - Filipino. No Chinese students at the moment. Had recently both Japanese and Vietnamese.
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#1186626 - 04/24/09 04:11 PM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: John v.d.Brook]
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Wow, I doubt Asian american is 60% of population in your area, that's a high percentage.

#1186815 - 04/24/09 10:15 PM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: C.Y.]
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Funny....2 of my 3 students so far are of Asian descent. (I just started teaching in Feb.)
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#1186834 - 04/24/09 10:50 PM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: SueKZ]
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Out of my 27 students, 7 are of Asian descent.
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#1186910 - 04/25/09 01:52 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: PianoKitty]
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As I'm inner-city I only teach 2 or 3 Caucasian students but to be honest I really don't notice. It always reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald. She was 8 or 9 before it was pointed out to her (in the playground) that she was black. I think it came as a bit of a shock to her.
snobbyish, yet maybe helpful.

#1186946 - 04/25/09 04:27 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: keyboardklutz]
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Loc: Orange County, CA
All of my students are Asian, or half-Asian.
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#1186951 - 04/25/09 04:48 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: AZNpiano]
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My teacher (a russian) will give preference to Asian students ("khard working, no talk-back!"). smile

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#1186954 - 04/25/09 05:11 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: Andromaque]
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This might depend on what languages the parents and the teacher speak. Plenty of first generation Asian immigrant parents would only send their kids to teachers of the same background who can speak their home language simply because it's much easier to communicate. Unfortunately, I have also witnessed a very small number of cases where race was an issue.
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#1186977 - 04/25/09 07:12 AM Re: Do you have many Asia American students? [Re: GYABEAUX]
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Not sure what the point is....
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