Piano Notes – Studio Newsletter March 2013


Inland Empire Piano Festival

Congratulations to Emma Erickson, Hudson Erickson, Hunter Erickson, and Ron Lycan for participating in this year’s Inland Empire Piano Festival. This is a highly competitive event, attracting top students from all over Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and I am so proud to have them represent our studio. Special congratulations to Hudson Erickson (age 9) for receiving Honorable Mention for his age group. Way to go, Hudson!

TVMTA Masterclass

Congratulations to Sarah French and Meijke Balay-Mickelson for being selected to participate in the TVMTA Masterclass on Feb 23 at the Temecula Public Library on Pauba Road. The Masterclass starts at 1pm and is open to the public. Sarah (age 6) will perform Beethoven Sonatina in G major and Meijke (age 13) will perform Kuhlau Sonatina Op. 88 No. 3 3rd movement.

TVMTA Student Recital

The following students will perform at the TVMTA Student Recital on March 2, 10:30am, at the Grace Presbyterian Church:

Claire Nguyen, Abigail Phan, Ethan Phan, Shania Jin, Sarah French, Jonathan Lee, Noelle Hong, Charys Hong, Rachel Hong

TVMTA Spring Music Festival

The following students will participate in 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

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

Formerly called the Carnegie Hall Achievement Program, this is a new national music exam launched in the United States in 2012. This year two students from our studio have registered to take the exam in May – Catherine Howard and Meijke Balay-Mickelson. They will both take the Level 7 Performance Exam.

March Schedule

I will be attending the Music Teachers National Association Conference in Anaheim from March 9-12. Lessons missed while I am away will receive make-ups. The studio will remain open during spring break. If you will be away please let me know so I can schedule make-ups for you.


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