Pianist James Lemuel is a 7th grader at Canyon Vista Middle School. He has been studying piano with Dr. Saida Kafarova for 4 years. He enjoys performing and has placed in several solo competitions. Playing music, not playing notes, is one of the most important lessons he’s learned from his teacher. James also plays the double bass in the honors orchestra at school. He is an avid reader and plays tennis in his spare time.