John David Chavez, 13, a local piano student, was recently selected to receive a scholarship from the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico, a branch of the Music Teachers National Association. The grant is to be used to further his piano study. Local pianist Linda King is also pictured.
Chavez has been studying piano for four years. He has participated two times in a Piano Sonatina Festival in Santa Fe, and achieved the second place award for level six in 2015. He has performed at Our Lady of Sorrow Church to benefit the restoration of the organ. He performs annually in studio recitals.
He is the son of Star and John Chavez.