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Kaya Smith


Kaya Smith is 9 years old, and was born in Japan, where she started taking piano lessons at age six and developed her interest in music. Shortly after, she moved to Hawaii where she continued her lessons under the tutelage of Ms. Akiko Sanai. It was during these lessons, which Kaya truly began to find her true enjoyment in playing piano. Kaya has now been playing for nearly three years and continues to nurture her love of music. Kaya also continues to find inspiration from many pianists however, her favorite is Tsujii Nobuyuki; who is a blind pianist and composer from Tokyo, Japan. It was this very inspiration, that motivated Kaya to perform Bach Prelude in F Major, BWV 927 with blindfolded at the Iolani School Talent Show as a tribute to his talents.

Besides here enjoyment of piano, she also enjoys swimming, paddle boarding, playing ukulele and just being a typical silly nine year old kid.

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