President

Jenny Yuen

Year & faculty:
2nd Year After Degree – Education

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 5th year with HCPP.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I joined this club to share my passion for piano in particular with kids. The idea of empowering students through music really speaks to me. When I heard about this group, I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Favorite piano piece:
First Arabesque – Debussy

Fun fact:
Growing up I used to be allergic to chocolate but I outgrew my allergy! Hurray Chocolate!

Senior Advisor

Nasia Sheikh

Year & faculty:
4th year – Biological Science

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 4th year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
To give back by teaching kids how to play the piano.

Favourite piano piece:
Nuvole Bianche

Fun fact:
My feet don’t always touch the ground when I play the piano.

VP Finance

Justin La

Year & faculty:
4th year – Haskayne School of Business, Business Analytics

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 2nd year with HCPP.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I joined HCPP because I believe we should all use our position undergrad students to give back and developing the greater Calgary community. HCPP’s vision resonates with me as I believe families should be able to pursue any opportunities regardless of their social and economic status. Plus playing the piano is pretty cool and I wish I could!

Favorite piano piece:
Bill Evans Trio – Autumn Leaves

Fun fact:
I can touch my nose with my tongue!

VP Events

Amrin Alam

Year & faculty:
4th year – Actuarial Science

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my 4th year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I like the idea of helping kids learn music and how to play piano, who weren’t financially able to themselves.

Favourite piano piece:
River Flows in You by Yiruma

Fun fact:
I’m not even a pianist. I’m a French horn player.

VP External

Cindy Zhang

Year & faculty:
3rd Year – Neuroscience

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 3rd year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
Music was where I first learned many of my major life lessons and the value of hard work, and I wanted to be part of something that would help kids do the same. Plus, I’ve always wanted to teach!

Favourite piano piece:
4’33” by John Cage

Fun fact:
I also play the flute (which I’m decent at) and guitar (which I’m horrible at).

VP Marketing

Amanda Lo

Year & faculty:
Alumni – Geophysics

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my 5th year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I love teaching little kids piano and I find it very rewarding!

Favourite piano piece:
Arabesque no. 1 by Debussy

Fun fact:
I love painting everything, things like nails, canvases, mugs, and more!

Volunteer Coordinator (On Campus)

Jingjie Duanmu

Year & faculty:
1st year – Medical School

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 4th year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I joined HCPP because it is an excellent way to both give back to the community and nurture an interest and appreciation for music in youth.

Favourite piano piece:
Mozart’s Requiem

Fun fact:
Kittens and puppies will bring world peace

Volunteer Coordinator (Connaught School)

Sofia Maruschak-Love

Year & faculty:
2nd year – Biomedical Sciences

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my 1st year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I am passionate about music and believe it can have an incredibly positive impact on all who experience it. I also love to work with kids and enjoy teaching them piano!

Favourite piano piece:
My current favourite piano piece is Pachelbel’s Cannon – I can’t get enough!

Fun fact:
I am a huge baseball fan even though I’ve never played the sport. Go Jay’s Go!

Volunteer Coordinator (University School)

Lauren Schenher

Year & faculty:
3rd year – Social Work

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my 2nd year.

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
After I stopped taking piano lessons, I wanted to find a way to continue my journey with piano. When I saw this club at “clubs week,” I was instantly interested in it. I love working with children and teaching them reminds me of how I fell in love with piano when I was their age.

Favourite piano piece:
Anything by David L. McIntyre

Fun fact:
I learned how to do a front flip this summer!

Volunteer Coordinator (Community)

Paul Siska

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