Working at Oclef has taught me that anyone is capable of learning piano and finding something positive out of it if they are placed in the proper environment.
Kritika Yerrapotu is a Senior at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. She’s studied piano with Julian Toha for since 2016. Apart from learning piano, Kritika is very active in the speech and debate team at her high school. We asked her a few questions in a recent interview about her Summer Internship:
1.What do you do at Oclef?
At Oclef, I guide the kaizen classes by giving students advice on how to practice their pieces. I also work with the other interns to develop new piano-learning techniques like TohaNotation and film instructional videos to help parents teach their children piano.
2. What have you learned from working at Oclef?
Working at Oclef has taught me that anyone is capable of learning piano and finding something positive out of it if they are placed in the proper environment. To me, this means that the student doesn’t practice to fulfill a time commitment, rather, they practice towards a goal. Piano shouldn’t feel like a burden or chore. It can and should be a source of joy in a student’s life, and that comes from being surrounded by parents and teachers that actively support the student in their musical journey.
You will find Kritika at Oclef a couple of days each week this summer. Take a moment to introduce yourself and see her thoughts on working with your child.
The Oclef Team