Piano Notes – Studio Newsletter April 2012


The studio welcomes Angela Mckenzie and Ron Lycan!

April/May Schedule

No lesson on April 28

I will be adjudicating for the Romantic Festival of Northern San Diego Music Teachers Association of California on April 28. All lessons on April 28 will be rescheduled on April 29 (Sunday).

April Group Class

We will have a combined group class on April 29 at 1pm. This will be your opportunity to perform your Temecula Festival audition piece or Guild audition program before the test day!

No Lessons on May 9 & 10

I will not be teaching on May 9 and 10. There are five Wednesdays and Thursdays in May, so most of you will not be affected by this; some of you still need make ups from March/April, and I will schedule those on a different day.

Student Activities

TVMTA Spring Recital

Josh Barber, Anna Ingram, Shania Jin, and Nicole Jacob performed on March 17 at Temecula United Methodist Church in the Temecula Valley Music Teachers Association Spring Recital.

Southern California Association of Christian Schools Music Festival

Jeffrey Catibayan participated in the Southern California Association of Christian Schools Music Festival. He tested in the Level 3 Classical Category and received perfect score – Superior rating. Congratulations to Jeffrey!

Steinway Society of Riverside Festival Competition

Congratulations to Andrew Tang, who was awarded $500 Steinway Festival Competition Study Scholarship. Andrew competed in the Junior category and was one of five recipients. The winners recital is on Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm  in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum.  This concert is free and open to the public.

 Music Teachers Association of California Certificate of Merit

The following students tested in this year’s Certificate of Merit exam: Fiona Harley (level Prep), Maggie Liu (level 5), Cheryl Tan (level Prep), Chanelle Tan (level Prep), and Charmaine Tan (level Prep). Everyone passed with lots of Excellence. Chanelle and Charmaine scored 100% in their Theory test, and will receive a trophy in addition to the certificate. Fiona did exceedingly well in the performance test and the judge commented that she would be able to skip 2 levels next year. Maggie was selected for Branch Honors Recital (Branch Honors is for Level 3 and above). Congratulations to all!

MTAC Spring Recital

Hailey Wiltse, Kaitlyn Hetsko, Maggie Collera, Jaden Oh, and Cecilia Lopez will participate in the MTAC Spring Recital at the Temecula Public Library on Pauba Road on May 12.

TVMTA Spring Music Festival

The following students will participate in this year’s Temecula Valley Spring Music Festival on May 5: Sophie, Sam, and Thien Sa Luyen, Shania Jin, Fiona Harley, Maggie Liu, Andrew Maravel, Andreas Schaefer, Kaitlyn Hetsko, Cecelia Lopez, Hailey Wiltse, Josh Barber.

National Piano Guild Audition

Here is this year’s Guild Audition schedule:

June 4 Monday – 32464 Bergamo Court Temecula CA 92592
9am Claire Howard
9:15am John Howard
9:35am Catherine Howard
10:30am JP Roseli
10:45am Josh Barber
11am Lorenzo Mejia
11:15am Sebastian Mejia
11:35am Olivia Melton
1pm Andreas Schaefer
1:20pm Katie Ocampo
2:05pm Meijke Balay-Mickelson
3:15pm Alexa Willis
3:30pm Hans Chen
4pm Jay Chen
4:30pm Maggie Liu
July 3 Tuesday – Piano Warehouse 307 E. Carmel Street San Marcos CA 92078
10am Kaitlyn Hetsko
10:15am Fiona Harley
10:30am Sophie Luyen
10:40am Thien-Sa Luyen
11am Sam Luyen
11:25am Hailey Wiltse
11:50am Emma Erickson
12:05am Hudson Erickson
12:25am Hunter Erickson
2pm Cecilia Lopez
2:15pm Jason Hu

Music Bag

Gabby’s grandmother, Elizabeth, has designed and handmade a very beautiful music bag. It comes completely personalized with the student’s name embroidered. The price for a student is $29.95. If anyone is interested, please email her directly: panelbeth2@gmail.com

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