President

Jenny Yuen

Year & faculty:
1st Year After Degree – Education

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 4th 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 2nd 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:
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 Events

Amanda Lo

Year & faculty:
4th year – Geophysics

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This is my 4th 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 (Funding Development)

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 1st 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 External (Partnerships)

Cindy Zhang

Year & faculty:
2nd Year – Neuroscience

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 1st 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:
Un Sospiro by Liszt

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

Volunteer Coordinator (On Campus)

Jingjie Duanmu

Year & faculty:
4th Year – Biochemistry

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

Jena Whiteside

Year & faculty:
2nd year – Neuroscience

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
Piano has been one of my greatest passions since I was around 4 years old, and giving back to the community through volunteering and teaching is something I really enjoy doing. I love the mission of HCPP because I believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy that music can add to their life!

Favourite piano piece:
Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy

Fun fact:
I’m a nerd for classic literature!

Volunteer Coordinator (University School)

Amanda Nguyen

Year & faculty:
4th year – Biological Sciences

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

Why you wanted to join HCPP:
I absolutely love working with kids and playing the piano. HCPP offers an incredibly unique opportunity that blends both these things!

Favourite piano piece:
My current favourite piano piece (but it changes constantly!) is Over the Rainbow by George Shearing.

Fun fact:
I absolutely adore the Montreal Canadiens!

VP Marketing

Chantal Dong

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

How long you’ve been a part of HCPP:
This will be my 3rd 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 (also from the OST in Stairway to Heaven if you’ve heard of it c; )

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