“Confessions: What It Really Feels Like Being Labeled Gifted and Talented Since Kindergarten” Series – Parts 4 and 5 “College and Beyond”

Hey, Guys! Thank you for those who read my previous posts for the past few weeks and those who are reading it right now.

From my intensive scientific research, aka googling and social media, these are some of the college majors and careers we’re in at the moment:

  • Veterinary
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Communications
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Business

We’re everywhere! It’s been fun to reconnect and catch up with former classmates while writing this series. I hope by writing this, there will be more conversations about public school education, the importance of a dynamic, positive and diverse learning environment, and passionate, supportive teachers/parents/guardians.

On another note, I’m actually interested where our GT Teachers are right now, but that might be a future post! 😉

Wishing you the best in everything you do!

Love,

Trisha

7 Filipino Classical Pianists Still Alive Today!

Hey Everyone! Since growing up I didn’t know ANY famous Filipino classical pianists, I thought it would be beneficial to do a roundup of 7 Filipino classical pianists who are still alive today! This will be an ongoing list since I know there are more Filipino classical pianists out there sweating it out on the keys  that the world has not heard of.

As a side note, to be honest, even though I was a classically trained pianist, I still don’t identify myself as a classical pianist because I’ve never had the desire to be a touring concert pianist. I’m just crazy about classical music and love teaching others from my own experiences in the classical repertoire (including other genres!). So until further ado, let’s get started!

  1. Ingrid Sala Santamaria

2. Cecile Licad

3. Albert Tiu

4. Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz

5. Adolovni Acosta

6. Maxelende Ganade (For quick reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxelende_Ganade)

7. Rowena Sánchez Arrieta

Being a classically trained pianist requires extreme discipline, dedication, and artistry. When I was starting out in music school, it was encouraging and inspiring to know there were famous Filipino classical pianists who dedicated their lives to sharing their love for music with others. Thank God for Google!

Even if you’ve never played the piano before, don’t be fooled by the notion that it’s too late to learn. I truly believe playing the piano is for everyone, regardless of age, social background, or talent. It’s all up to you.

If you made it this far to my blog post, thank you for your time. Please share this post to anyone you know who might need encouragement that it’s okay to be a classical pianist or have a career in the fine arts. You are not alone.

Love,

Trisha