Piano Notes – Studio Newsletter June 2010

National Guild Audition Results

Here is what the Ratings mean:

C = special commendation, A = needs attention

16 more A than C checks – Failing

1- 15 more A than C checks – Passing – Family Circle Rating – a student is comfortable performing in a family setting but is not ready to be relaxed playing in public

0 – 4 more C than A checks – Good – Room Circle Rating – a student is prepared to perform before non-critical peers in a classroomm setting at school

5 – 6 more C than A checks – Very Good – Room Circle Rating

7 – 10 more C than A checks – Excellent – School Circle Rating – a student has prepared and performed well enough to represent his/her school in a local musical program

11 – 13 more C than A checks – Excellent Plus – Citywide Circle Rating – a student’s performance is very polished and qualifies him/her to represent his/her school in a citywide or countywide concert

14 – 17 more C than A checks – Superior Minus – Citywide Circle Rating

18 – 27 more C than A checks – Superior – Citywide Circle Rating

28 or more C than A checks – Superior Plus – Top Talent Circle Rating – the student is a musically and technically superior pianist, qualified to perform anywhere before a critical audience, including newspaper critics

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned on June 6 for National Piano Guild: Aubrey Mitschang, Olivia Melton, Meijke Balay-Mickelson, Riley Wright, Caleb Patrick, Catherine Howard, Katie Ocampo, Ameerah Wells. Everyone passed with many Special Commendations.

All of our students received a minimum of “Superior” rating. Our Top three students are: Catherine Howard: 44 Commendations, Meijke Balay-Mickelson: 43 Commendations, Katie Ocampo: 42 Commendations.

Well done everyone! I am so proud of you! Certificates and report cards will be awarded at the recital.

Studio Recital Saturday June 26, 12pm

Grace Mellman Library, 41000 County Center Drive, Temecula CA 92592

Don’t forget to come to our Summer Studio Recital. The following students will perform:

Xya Friedman, Hailey Wiltse, Mira Oflus, Jay Chen, Hans Chen, Andreas Shaefer, Aubrey Mitschang, Olivia Melton, Meijke Balay-Mickelson, Riley Wright, Catherine Howard, Ameerah Wells, Su Olbinski, Manuela Shaefer.

Even if you are not performing this time, you are welcome to attend!

Catherine
Catherine

MTAC Temecula Valley Spring Recital

Catherine Howard and Ameerah Wells performed at Music Teachers Association of California Temecula Valley Spring Recital on May 15 at Temecula Library. They were programed at the end of the recital and both did very well. By participating in many performance opportunities, students learn to overcome nerves, watch and learn from fellow students, ‘test-drive’ their memory, perform their best under pressure, and learn about where they need to improve. It is immensely beneficial. There will be many such opportunities in the coming year, and I hope all students will participate in as many events as they can.

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