How One Pianist Expresses Her Most Vibrant Self

Sunny Choi hasn’t always felt comfortable expressing herself.

Sunny moved to the United States from South Korea as a kid who was unaccustomed to emotional vulnerability and self-expression. Sunny found her own voice through music, but not until she branched outside of the classical music genre.

Inspired by her own journey, Sunny started Artistic Pi, a curriculum of contemporary piano music that encourages self-expression and individuality. In our interview, Sunny describes her ambitious daily schedule (which includes recording one performance video a week!), her experiences with culture shock as a kid and her goals for the future.

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Passport to Canada

Welcome to Canada!

This week, we’re hoping over the border to take a peek into the lives of four professionals living in Canada. Hailing from Montreal and Toronto, Helen, Suresh, Karine and Anthony are sports-lovers, proud parents, digital marketers and professors.

Helen Adilia Arceyut-Frixione is a content creator and community builder with over 6 years of digital marketing experience. Helen lives in Montreal and has a keen understanding of what content and messaging “spreads,” or sticks to and resonates with people.

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Living the Music: Lissa Monet

Some people love music but Lissa Monet lives it.

It seems the Lissa has always been surrounded by music, even as a child. She recalls growing up with her parents from Trinidad & Tobago and Granada and there always being a huge Soca and Reggae presence in her home. Then, in elementary school her parents would set an alarm for her that turned on an 80’s radio station to wake her up. In high school she went to the Cardinal Academy for the Arts and studied Music. There she was introduced to classical and choral music as well as music theory and musical composition.

But her musical education didn’t stop in the classroom, she would listen to music in the shower, while studying for exams, before going to bed and on long subway rides. And so she began comparing music styles from the classical era to current music, noting the similarities and differences.

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