Dual Program Completer’s Love of Music Leads to Giving Back

Dual Program Completer’s Love of Music Leads to Giving Back


A native of the Cincinnati area of Ohio, Natasha has been an avid piano player since the age of four. She has wowed the audience through six solo performances at the world-famous venue Carnegie Hall. Natasha says on getting nervous, “I don’t really feel the pressure because I actually enjoy playing the piano. I want to get better for myself.” Natasha also demonstrates her musical talent on the clarinet and performs with her high school marching band. She enjoys band because “everyone is united.”

Natasha’s impressive accolades also include being a top Kumon Student. She enrolled in Kumon Math at six years old and in Kumon Reading at nine year old. By the time she was in sixth grade, Natasha reached Level J in both Kumon Math and Reading. Natasha soared through the Kumon Reading Program in just five years. Now in her sophomore year of high school, Natasha also recently completed the Kumon Math Program, making her a distinguished dual program completer. Her favorite subject is math and she likes that school math feels like a review.

After a piano performance at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Natasha decided she wanted to bring more smiles to the faces of patients now and become a pediatrician someday. Natasha founded Book for Cure — a nonprofit organization that donates new books and board games to patients at the hospital. Natasha raises donations and collects used items from friends and family to sell to raise money. She has donated over $5,000 worth of books and board games to the hospital’s library and says, “I like working with little kids and I want to help them feel better.” Natasha credits Kumon with helping her develop time management and organizational skills, which enables her to accomplish so much.

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