President

Jenny Yuen

Year & faculty:
4th Year – Biological Science

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

VP Admin

Nasia Sheikh

Year & faculty:
3rd year – Biological Science

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my first 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

Amrin Alam

Year & faculty:
3rd year – Actuarial Science

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my third 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 Events

Brandon Buyson

Year & faculty:
2nd year – Haskayne School of Business

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I joined HCPP because I wanted to do volunteering and when Celina told me about her club, it seemed to fit my interests as well.

Favourite piano piece:
Flower Dance by DJ Okawari

Fun fact:
I am a competitive powerlifter.

Director of Events

Amanda Lo

Year & faculty:
3rd year – Geophysics

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my first 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!

VP External (Partnerships)

Richard Lee Thai

Year & faculty:
2nd year – Bachelor of Arts in Music

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
It is my long-term goal to become a music teacher in a high school or university setting, so I really value the experience of being able to have hands-on experience through HCPP.

Favorite piano piece:
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy

Fun fact:
I major in flute and I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to conduct my high school band and choir!

VP External (Donations & Sponsorships)

Lianna Xiao

Year & faculty:
2nd Year – Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my first year!

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I’ve played piano since I was 3 years old, and I know the tremendous impact and joy music can bring to a child’s life. As a private piano teacher, I think HCPP is an awesome way to spread love for music to youth and the community around me.

Favourite piano piece:
The Island Spell by John Ireland

Fun fact:
I can crack pretty much every joint you can think of in my hands

Volunteer Coordinator (Volunteer Teachers)

Celina Spencer

Year & faculty:
4th year – Zoology

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
Because piano was a big part of my life growing up and I believe that anyone regardless of socioeconomic status should have the opportunity to experience it.

Favourite piano piece:
Any of Chopin’s nocturnes

Fun fact:
I’ve never been outside of Canada.

Volunteer Coordinator (General Volunteers)

Jingjie

Year & faculty:
2nd Year – Biochemistry

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my first 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

VP Marketing

Chantal Dong

Year & faculty:
3rd year – Haskayne School of Business, Finance

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I believe the club’s mission and goals align with my own values and interests; therefore, I want to share the strong passion that I have for piano and music with children who may not have the opportunity to do so. Plus, I love working with kids! ^^

Favourite piano piece:
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 E Minor 2nd Mvt: Romanza by Frédéric Chopin

Fun fact:
I’m self-learning the guitar and harmonica!