Piano Notes – Studio Newsletter April 2013

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Chanelle, Charmaine, Cheryl at CM test

March was a very busy month for our studio, with many students participating in various exams and recitals. Here are some highlights:

Certificate of Merit

Congratulations to the following students who participated in this year’s Music Teachers Association of California Certificate of Merit exam on March 2: Charmaine Tan, Chanelle Tan, Cheryl Tan, and Fiona Harley. Charmaine, Chanelle, and Cheryl sat the Level 1 exam, and received Excellent in all categories – Technique, Repertoire, Sight Reading. All three girls also received 100% in the Theory exam! Fiona sat the Level 3 exam, and was selected by the judge to perform in the Branch Honors Recital on March 16. Well done, girls!

CAPMT Student Evaluations

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Charys waiting to be evaluated

Congratulations to the following students who participated in this year’s California Association of Professional Music Teachers Student Evaluations exam on March 16: Charys Hong, Rachel Hong, and Andreas Schaefer. Charys sat the Level 1 exam, and Rachel and Andreas sat the Level 3 exam. All received very high marks and will be awarded a trophy!

Sarah, Claire, Abigail, Charys, Noelle, Rachel, and Ethan at TVMTA recital
Sarah, Claire, Abigail, Charys, Noelle, Rachel, and Ethan at TVMTA recital

TVMTA Student Recital

Congratulations to the following students who performed at the Temecula Valley Music Teachers Association student recital on March 2: Claire Nguyen, Abigail Phan, Ethan Phan, Shania Jin, Sarah French, Jonathan Lee, Noelle Hong, Charys Hong, Rachel Hong. That was the first recital experience for many of them, and all did a fantastic job!

Upcoming Student Activities

April will continue to be a busy month for our students:

15 students will perform at the TVMTA Spring Music Festival on April 13: Sarah French, Jonathan Lee, Noelle Hong, Charys Hong, Rachel Hong, David Huang, Katherine Shepherd, Hailey Wiltse, Andreas Schaefer, Ron Lycan, Anna Stone, Fiona Harley, Alexa Willis, Sam Luyen, and ThienSa Luyen

5 students will perform at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival on April 13: Ron Lycan, Emma Erickson, Hunter Erickson, Hudson Erickson, Sarah French

3 students will perform at the CAPMT Southern Festival on April 27: Claire Howard, John Howard, Catherine Howard – they received Superior Rating at the Solo and Ensemble audition last November and have accepted invitation to perform at the California Association of Professional Music Teachers state convention

MTACTV Student Musicale Recital

This is scheduled on May 18 at the Temecula Public Library. Cost is $5 per student. This is the same day as the Temecula Young Artist Piano Competition, so I will not be in attendance at this recital. Those of you that are interested to perform, please email me by April 6.

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Fiona at the Branch Honors Recital
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