Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
I am looking forward to the next performances. Trisha started piano lessons mid June this year and already performed successfully a 10-piece Gold medal Piano Guild program. this performance was recorded October 13, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Temecula, at the TVMTA student recital.
There is a beginning for everyone! So precious, these first times in a recital! Enjoy.
Please, enjoy Ophelia's first performance. I always enjoy the little ones, especially when we can see their progress over the years.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Students start one octave, two octaves, then four octaves all while learning to play early beginner pieces. This way, we make use of the golden time working the fingers and teaching the ear. This time is golden, because the students cannot yet play repertoire which without doubt is more fun than practicing scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios. But in defense of practicing scales - when older students have been busy with home work and could not practice, they enjoy to relax the mind and just run their fingers (with the metronome) and we still accomplish lots.
As soon as students can play scales, chords and arpeggios, we can program pieces that include those elements and onward.
Stay tuned, more exciting student performances coming.
More description of the Complete Workbook: http://playpianoinallkeys.com/complete-workbook/
So far every student who started playing piano with me could benefit from practicing scale, chords and arpeggios skills using this book.
Ophelia performed the Macaroni Cha Cha by Keveren, Odelia and Trisha performed lovely pieces from the Hal Leonard Series.
This recital marked Trisha's first performance and Odelia's and Ophelia's second performances.
Anais Perkins delighted the audience with the Scott Joplin Stop-TIme Rag and a Chopin Nocturne; both Eduardo Dominguez and Sebastian Gonzales performed the J. S. Bach Invention #1.
The performance was hosted by the Temecula Valley Music Teachers Association at the United Methodist Church in Temecula, CA.
Cassie performed in Gainesville MTA, Florida at a student recital.
Sai's program included the entire Sonata op 53 "The Waldstein" by L v Beethoven, the Ballade op 38 by Chopin, the Prelude and Fugue WTC I in G Maj by J S Bach; the Liszt Transcendental Etude #6 Vision, the
Debussy Prelude bk 1 The Sunken Cathedral; the c# minor op posth. Nocturne by Chopin and the Hoiby Prelude plus scales, chords, cadences, arpeggios, sight reading and ear training. Sai's examination was 1 hour long.
Sai is in 11th grade and us looking forward to a medical career.
Sai drove all the way to Ventura to perform his program. He is so busy, that was the only time we could find to have him test.
It is amazing to me, what students can achieve these days, if they put their minds to it.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Patrick performed the Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor, the Beethoven Sonata op 2#3 and the Volodos Turkish March.
|Student Name:||Path:||Grade||CM Level:||Additional Programs and Honors|
|1||Juliette Beucler||Path A||Grade 12||Advanced||Branch Honors, Graduating Senior|
|2||Eduardo Dominguez||Path A||Grade 10||3||Convention|
|3||Brittany Durgiah||Path A||Grade 9||6||Branch Honors|
|4||Adam Ghilarducci||Path A||Grade 8||4||Convention|
|5||Amy Ghironzi||Path A||Grade 7||5||Branch Honors, Convention|
|6||Mitchell Johnson||Path A||Grade 12||Advanced||Branch Honors, Graduating Senior|
|7||Yin Ni Lee||Path A||Grade 12||9|
|8||Chloe Lovato||Path A||Grade 12||7||Branch Honors|
|9||Bret A. Paddock||Path A||Grade 12||Advanced||Branch Honors, Graduating Senior|
|10||Anais Perkins||Path A||Grade 8||6||Branch Honors|
|11||Cynthia Nguyen Phan||Path A||Grade 8||Advanced||Branch Honors|
|12||Kathleen Nguyen Phan||Path A||Grade 6||7|
|13||Stacey Nguyen Phan||Path A||Grade 4||4|
|14||Vishakh Pillai||Path A||Grade 9||6||Branch Honors, Convention|
|15||Jim Powers||Path A||Adult||1|
|16||Niranjana Premananthan||Path A||Grade 6||7||Branch Honors|
|17||Sharmini Premananthan||Path A||Grade 10||Advanced, Panel||Branch Honors, Convention|
|18||Kelly Rausch||Path A||Grade 5||4|
|19||Sai Sivapalan||Path A||Grade 11||Advanced, Panel||Branch Honors, Convention|
|20||Ranen Unger Hicks||Path A||Grade 5||4||Convention|
|21||Andrew Nguyen Vu||Path A||Grade 12||Advanced||Graduating Senior|
|22||Nessa Nguyen Vu||Path A||Grade 8||7||Branch Honors|
|23||Victoria Nguyen Vu||Path A||Grade 8||7|
|24||Patrick Xu||Path A||Grade 10||Advanced, Panel||Branch Honors|
|25||Thulasi Yogarajah||Path A||Grade 6||4|
Friday, October 12, 2012
Cassie learned the Op 36 no 6 1st movement and the Chopin Waltz op 69 no 2 in California in my Temecula Studio and then learned the other pieces in Skype-lessons after her move to Florida.
Monday, October 8, 2012
I am honored to announce that both Sai Sivapalan and Bret Paddock qualified for the Paderewski Medal.
The American College of Musicians offers this honor only once in any student's course of studies.
The requirements are passing high grades and 10 years of 10 - 20 piece programs performed annually.
Congratulations to both
Friday, August 10, 2012
Bret Paddock performed two programs this afternoon, which he passed with flying colors. Bret completed the 90 minutes Piano Guild High School Diploma program and a second program performing a total of 25 pieces. His program included the prelude and fugue in D min WTC1 by Bach the complete Beethoven Sonata Op 31 no 2, the complete Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue concerto, and selections by Brubeck, Liszt, Debussy, Piazzola and Mozart. His program also included his own improvisation and scales, chords, cadences and modulation and arpeggios. The judge's comments were: "you can chose any path in piano- your talent is special indeed. An INCREDIBLE audition- the best I have ever heard. Good luck at UCLA! "
Mitchell Johnson completed the Piano Guild High School Diploma program, in a 90 minutes audition. Mitchie has been studying piano for 6 years with Eva Martin Hollaus. Mitchie is working towards a career in composition and engineering.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dia performed her first gold medal program and Raeva performed her second gold medal program. Dia performed in the elementary A class and Raeva in Elementary C. Both played 10-piece programs. Congratulations to your hard work.
Anais and parents. Congratulations! Anais performed a Joplin Rag and a Chopin Nocturne. Anais started playing piano in February 2009.
Nubia Gonzales (7), proud grandpa and junior who cannot wait to get to the piano. Nubia performed her first 10-piece gold medal program in the elementary A category.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Cassiopeia Bostan, age 11, successfully performed a 15-pieces Bach program in a 45 minute audition. The difficulty of this program is college level. The pieces included 11 two-part inventions, 1 three- part invention and three movements of the Second English Suite, all by J.S. Bach.
Cassie received a Certificate, a large gold pin, a report card and a large plaque.
This year marks Cassie's 4th year in the Piano Guild auditions and 4th 15-piece program.
Cassie has been studying with Eva Martin Hollaus since 2009 with a short interruption when she moved to Florida. Cassie is home schooled and receives Piano lessons via Skype.
Mitchell also teaches piano and also entered his student who received an Honorable Mention in the 7-8 grade division in this same event.
Mitchell is currently preparing the Piano Guild High School Diploma program, a 90 minutes audition which he will perform in August. Then, in college Mitchell is aiming for a double Major in piano and engineering.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Anais Perkins received an Honorable Mention performing the Stop Time Rag by Scott Joplin. Anais started playing piano 3 years ago. Congratulations!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
March 31st - Sat. (2:30 pm) YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT - Featuring the Winners of the 2012 Young Artist Competition
Contact: IVS Information
|Young talent is the highlight of this concert as the Inland Valley Symphony, directed by Maestro Anthony Parnther, features concerto performances by the winners of the 2012 Young Artist Competition:|
• 1st Place - Elias Butterfield, Piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt.
• 2nd Place - Clara Truong, Piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, 3rd mvt.
• 3rd Place - Derrick Tiu, Violin, Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
• 4th Place - Bret Paddock, Piano, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
We are pleased to announce a debut appearance on this program by our two youngest youth ensembles, under the direction of Karen Thurman-Palmer. Prelude (beginning strings) and Attacca (intermediate orchestra) will each perform two selections.
The Inland Valley Youth Symphony will play the beautiful "Nimrod" from Elgar's Enigma Variations and join IVS for the concert's finale on Andrew Lloyd Webber's ever popular "Phantom of the Opera!"
Venue: Gershwin Performing Arts Center, Murrieta Mesa High School, 24801 Monroe Ave., Murrieta, CA 92562
Tickets: $20, $15, $8 Ticket info: 760-318-0460
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
From our studio:
Eduardo Dominguez and Adam Ghilarducci both first time performers in the Junior Bach festival performed the Two-Part Invention # 1;
Raeva Solbach performed Canario by Van Hofe;
Anais Perkins performed the short prelude in d minor;
Niranjana Premananthan performed the Two-part Invention # 10 and
Ranen Unger Hicks performed the Prelude from the English Suite in a minor. Ranen was awarded third alternate winner.
All students received a participation certificate and a ribbon.
Congratulations to all performers.
They are received a Superior rating, a trophy and reviews critiquing their performance. Sincerest thank you, to Hanna Kogan for making this event happen.