Indica-Fans.net: Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?
Mrs. Söderblom: My name is Kristina Söderblom. I am a pianist and I have been teaching classical piano playing in Espoon musiikkiopisto (EMO) since 1989.
Indica-Fans.net: Next to music and teaching, what are your hobbies?
Mrs. Söderblom: I like reading a lot. I also enjoy cooking and outdoor life.
Indica-Fans.net: How would you describe Sirkku back when she studied at EMO?
Mrs. Söderblom: Sirkku started studying with me when she was 9 years old. She was a cute little girl although a little shy. She was a bright and motivated pupil from the very beginning and she developed quickly into a skilful piano player. I always found her very sensitive.
Indica-Fans.net: Did you - back then - think that you´d be seeing Sirkku on the big stage?
Mrs. Söderblom: No. But I knew she was gifted in many ways, so it didn´t surprise me to hear of her success.
Indica-Fans.net: What do you personally think of Indicas music?
Mrs. Söderblom: I find both the music and the lyrics suggestive and I like the intense atmosphere in the songs.
Indica-Fans.net: Have you ever met Sirkku (or the others) since they left EMO?
Mrs. Söderblom: She started studying with Kata Nummi when she was about 15 and I didn´t see so much of her after that. However, she invited me to her graduation party when she left school.
Indica-Fans.net: How does it feel to know, that some of the most famous Ladies from Finland have studied with you?
Mrs. Söderblom: It is nice to think that Sirkku has been successful.
Indica-Fans.net: Did Indica effect your life in any way?
Mrs. Söderblom: No.
Indica-Fans.net: What do you think, made Sirkku (and the other Ladies) such unique artists?
Mrs. Söderblom: Their personality.
Indica-Fans.net: Did Indica´s success affect the students of EMO?
Mrs. Söderblom: I suppose some of them some of them listen to their music.
Indica-Fans.net: What advice would you give any student who lacks trust in his/her talent?
Mrs. Söderblom: I would try to encourage them and help them to see their good qualities.
Indica-Fans.net: Thank you very much for this nice interview.
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