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