Declan Hoban announced as March Rising Star Award Winner at Cascade School of Music
Mar 28, 2017

Cascade School of Music is proud to announce 13 year old Piano student, Declan Hoban, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for March, 2017.  Declan is a student Krista Aasland and the son of Gavin and Ingrid Hoban of Bend.

The Rising Star Award recognizes students in years one and two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft. 

Declan began studying piano 10 months ago after hearing a friend play Fur Elise, and now plays the song himself and with his grandmother on Facetime.

“Declan is an extremely bright and musically sensitive young man. I’m continually blown away by his weekly progress," says Aasland.  "Declan practices so much that he is learning multiple pieces each week.  With about nine months of piano instruction under his belt, Declan walked into his lesson and said, ‘My grandma gave me the original Fur Elise, and I’ve learned most of it!’"

Trish Allehoff, Interim Director says, “Declan has a real desire to excel on piano. It is remarkable how far he has come in such a short time.”

Along with an award certificate, Declan received a $50 scholarship toward his private lessons and goody bags from award sponsors Just Joe’s Music, Wabi Sabi and Cascade School of Music. Declan and subsequent monthly Rising Star Award winners are the only students eligible to win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music during Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 10, 2017.

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