Friday, August 10, 2012

Bret Paddock completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma

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 achieves the Piano Guild High School Diploma

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 and Raeva Solbach gold medals!

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.

Meisha Jones (16) first piano Guild audition

Congratulations to your first 10-piece gold medal program

Anais Perkins completes fourth gold medal piano guild audition

Anais and parents. Congratulations! Anais performed a Joplin Rag and a Chopin Nocturne. Anais started playing piano in February 2009.

Nubia Gonzales first gold medal Piano Guild audition

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.