Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Patrick Xu

Patrick with his medals and trophies and  Piano Guild High School Diploma Certificate completion.

Emika Saito in the piano guild auditions

Emika successfully performed an Advanced program including three Bach inventions #1,2 and 4; Mozart Sonata K333, 1st movement, 2 Schubert Impromptus op 90#2 and #4 and the Lessons Crisantemo, besides performing scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios. Pictured with judge Nassim.

Emika at the MTAC Convention June 28, 2014

Emika performed Crisantemo by E. Lecuona

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma in a live audition that lasted almost two hours of non stop playing!
This marks the seventh Piano Guild High School Diploma completion.

Congratulations Patrick Xu!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

90 minutes Piano Guild audition and three double programs

My first five students in the annual Piano Guild auditions this year. Patrick Xu preparing to perform in a 90 minute audition the regular 15-piece High School Diploma, piano performance music minor degree; Cynthia, Kathleen and Stacey Phan are each preparing to perform the Advanced Bach Plaque (15 Bach Inventions) and a second 10-piece program. Thulasi Yogarajah is preparing to present her 8th year National 10-piece program. 8 programs, 8 gold medals, 8 composers pins. The composers pins are awarded fir gold medal program after the fifth year.
Now, all we have to do is practice and perform. Five students, 100 pieces, including scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios.
All programs except for Thulasi's needed to be approved by head quarters.
Total performance time for these exams is six hours

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TVMTA 2014 Young Artist Piano Competition

Please, enjoy Emika Saito's performance of the Schubert Impromptu Op 90 No 2 in E flat Major. Emika took 1st place in the 4 - 6 grade category.

Congratulations! Emika, it's all worth the hard work listening to you playing, thank you!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

One more Steinway Awards photo

A well deserved celebration after 10 months if intense work.

Emika Saito


2014 TVMTA competition results

I am happy to announce that Emika Saito received 1st place in the 4-6 grade category;
Sebastian Gonzales received an Honorable Mention in the 7-9 grade;
Anais Perkins received an Honorable Mention in the 10-12 grade.

Friday, May 16, 2014

F. Schubert Impromtu D 899, Op 90 #2, Emika Saito (12), pianist

Please, enjoy Emika Saito's performance at the Rancho Mirage Public Library; at the Steinway Competition Awards recital May 14, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Eduardo Dominguez graduating senior

Eduardo Dominguez was awarded the Graduating Senior medal and plaque. He participated in the Certificate of Merit for four years and was able to complete level 7.

Patrick Xu performed the Chopin ballade #1

Please, enjoy Patrick Xu performing the 1st Chopin Ballade at the MTAC Riverside Branch Honors recital at RCC, April 27, 2014.

Anais Perkins performed La Comparsa, E. Lecuona

Please, enjoy Anais Perkins performing La Comparsa by E. Lecuona at the MTAC Riverside Branch Honors recital at RCC APril 27, 2014.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sebastian Gonzales is awarded highest score

The Royal Conservatory of Music exam in piano performance. Sebastian Gonzales is awarded the highest score in 2013 in the Fountain Valley Center. Sebastian tested in level 3, preparing for his exam in 6 weeks.

Sai Sivapalan Top Five Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to Sai Sivapalan. Sai accumulated 11 years of piano guild programs and his accumulated score brought him top honors.

Eva Martin Hollaus piano studio Certificate of Merit results

Graduating Seniors: Patrick Xu and Eduardo Dominguez

90% - 100% theory:
Patrick Xu - Advanced Level - theory exempt, Panel Finalist, Convention, Branch Honors, Graduating Senior
Cynthia Phan - Advanced Level - theory exempt, Panel Finalist, Convention, Branch Honors
Jordan Ocasla - Preparatory Level - 100% theory score
Tara Romero - Level 4 - Convention - 96% theory score
Emika Saito - Level 4, Convention - 93% theory score
Jim Powers - Level 3 - 92% theory score - Adult student

Eduardo Dominguez - Level 7 - Graduating Senior, Branch Honors
Sebastian Gonzales - Level 6
Anais Perkins - Level 8 - Branch Honors, Convention
Kathleen Phan - Level 8 - Branch Honors
Stacey Phan - Level 7 - Convention

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sophie (4) plays Mary had a Little Lamb


Wow, Sophie played Mary had a Little Lamb and we even get a count! Hurray.

Sophie (4) practices C Major scale


Sophie has been taking lessons since 5 months. Here she is practicing C Major scale with mom. We get metronome and CURVED FINGERS! I am so happy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Steinway Society fo Riverside County Junior Competition results

Hello all:

I am very happy to let everyone know, that Sebastian Gonzales and Emika Saito performed March 9, 2014 and Emika was chosen as one of the five winners.
This event was a milestone for both, Sebastian and Emika.

Patrick Xu and Cynthia Nguyen Phan to proceed to Panel Finals

March 2, 2014 marked the date for the MTAC Panel Competition.
Patrick Xu is a graduating senior (12th grade) this year and he was chosen to proceed to the Panel Finals.
Cynthia Nguyen Phan, 10th grade performed for the first year in the Panel competition. She was invited to proceed to the Finals competition, as well.

Congratulations to both performers.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tara Romero receives Award

Tara Romero received the highest score for RCM Level 5 for California in 2013 and performed at the CAPMT State Convention Feb 1, 2014.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Inland Empire Piano Competition Results

I am very happy that every student who performed yesterday, received an award.

Congratulations to all your hard work.

Trisha Leungsikul - 1A - 3rd place
Ophelia Herabadi - 1A - Honorable Mention
Emika Saito - 3A - 2nd place
Sebastian Gonzales - 4B - Honorable Mention
Anais Perkins - 5A - 4th place
Cynthia Phan - 5A - Honorable Mention

Wednesday, January 1, 2014