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Joram Adrian P. Gerio James Bernald B. Ayad Raven Isaac Santos Grade 6 – St. Peter
Miss Belen R. de Vera
Question and Answer:
Name of Musician: Anacorita F. Pantonilla Address: 28-B Banaba St. Twin River Subdivision Nangka, Marikina City Age: 50 years old Contact Number: 09202436105 **************************************************************************** Q: Since when did you learn playing the piano? A: “I started playing the piano when I was in Grade 4, roughly I was 10 years old then.” Q: A: Q: Do you have formal schooling in playing piano? “Yes, piano tutorial.” Who inspired you playing the piano?
A: “My mother inspired me. She is a piano teacher in Bicol. She is the one who taught me how to play piano.” Q: Did you join any contest or competition in school or in your community?
A: “Yes, I joined in a school piano competition when I was in Grade 6 and I placed 3rd and I also joined in a guitar competition and I got the grand prize.” Q: What other instruments do you play?
A: “I also play guitar and banduria, 14-stringed rondalla instrument.” I used to play piano before but since it is too big and I cannot carry it everywhere, I shifted to organ, the portable one where I can bring and play anywhere I go.” Q: Were you able to compose an original piece?
A: “No, I was not able to compose any musical piece but I participated in a recital program several times.” Q: In all your recital pieces, which one is your favorite?
A: “The Fountain” is my favorite because this is my very first recital piece. I can still recall that I made my mother so happy and she was so proud of me”. Q: Who among in your family also play any musical instrument?
A: “My sister plays guitar and piano too.” Our mother was really a great influence to us.” Q: Do you still play piano up to now?
A: “Yes, I play during Liturgy Celebration in Nangka Chapel. I accompany the youth choir during mass. I also accept piano tutorials during summer.” Q: What course did you finished in college?
A: “I was a Business Management graduate. I used to work in an office and resigned after 2 years.” Q: What made you decide to teach piano and forget about your degree?
A: “I really love playing piano and I want to share my skills to others who are willing to learn and interested.” Q: What satisfactions do get in playing piano or guitar?
A: “It keeps me young at heart. When I am stressed, it relaxes me and makes me happy. It is fun when you can play musical piece that professionals play. Whenever my students learned to play piano, I was overwhelm and thankful for I had imparted my knowledge to them.” Q: Which instrument do you like playing more, guitar or piano?
A: “I like playing piano more. It is the first musical instrument that I learned to play and it always reminds me of my mother.” Q: What advise can you give to those who are interested in playing piano?
A: “Always remember the keywords, Patience and Discipline. If you can’t do it for the first time, there is always a second time, third time and so forth, JUST DON’T GIVE UP! Also you must have consistent practice to master your craft.” Q: Can you play one of your musical pieces for us?
A: “Of course. I will play my favorite piece “The Portrait” by Frederick Chopin.” Parting Words: Teacher Annie, thank you for the time you’ve given us to know something about you and the instruments that you love playing. Thank you for sharing your experiences, views and thoughts about playing piano. We sincerely appreciated your effort of teaching us the basics of playing piano but we don’t have enough time to know more, but you inspired us to somehow instill music into our life to keep us forever young and happy.
We took turns in asking questions to Teacher Annie.
She showed us the proper positioning of fingers in the keyboard.
She played her favorite piece “The Portrait” by Frederick Chopin.
Our souvenir pictures with Teacher Annie
We learned the different kinds of notes and rests and their corresponding time signatures. We also learned about the Pitch and Volume and the C Major scale. We learned about the different musical instruments and familiarized ourselves of how they are use and how do they look. We are now aware that there are different types of singing voice and the importance of knowing the quality of voice you have. It is not enough that you know how to sing, it is how you use your voice properly. It is important that you know what singing voice you have in order for you to choose the right song to sing. In our interview with Teacher Annie, we learned that in any work that you will do you should always give your heart in it. You should love what you are doing to achieve what you want. It made us realize that music really plays an important role in our life. We can express ourselves through music. We think that this is an artistic way of expressing our emotions. Your mood will show in the kind of music that you play. Lastly, we learned that PATIENCE and DISCIPLINE play a vital role if you want to be a successful musician someday. We realized that the musician’s satisfaction and fulfillment in life, is when they see their students learning and acquiring the skills that they imparted to them.
Always Be My Baby
We were as one babe For a moment in time And it seemed everlasting That you would always be mine Now you want to be free So I'm letting you fly Cause I know in my heart babe Our love will never die No! You'll always be a part of me I'm a part of you indefinitely Girl don't you know you can't escape me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby And we'll linger on Time can't erase a feeling this strong No way you're never gonna shake me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby I ain't gonna cry no And I won't beg you to stay If you're determined to leave girl I will not stand in your way But inevitably you'll be back again Cause ya know in your heart babe Our love will never end no You'll always be a part of me I'm part of you indefinitely Girl don't you know you can't escape me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby And we'll linger on Time can't erase a feeling this strong No way you're never gonna shake me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby I know that you'll be back girl When your days and your nights get a little bit colder oooohhh I know that, you'll be right back, babe Ooooh! baby believe me it's only a matter of time
You'll always be a part of me I'm part of you indefinitely Girl don't you know you can't escape me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby And we'll linger on Time can't erase a feeling this strong No way you're never gonna shake me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my my baby.... You'll always be a part of me (you will always be) I'm part of you indefinitely Girl don't you know you can't escape me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby And we'll linger on (we will linger on....) Time can't erase a feeling this strong No way you're never gonna shake me Ooh darling cause you'll always be my baby Always be my baby