Archives: 2010 May

The ease of preparing my students with the new book "Play Piano in all Keys"

May 31st, 2010, No Comments

New scales, Chords / cadences, arpeggios book introduction: “Play Piano In All Keys” by Eva Martin Hollaus. I have been entering students in the Annual Guild Auditions since 2001 and average about 26 – 35 students each year with a National or International program. All my students, with the exception of students I only had […]

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Glendale Piano Competition 2010

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Cynthia Phan was so courageous and participated in the Glendale Piano Competition. She held her ground, beautifully performing the Bach prelude BWV 807, from the a minor English Suite.

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MTAC Young Pianist Competition 4/11/2010

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As always, this competition is quite difficult. Everyone who entered played very well. Here are our results: Sai Sivapalan HS I 9th grade Liszt Etude and Bach Fugue participant Patrick Xu JH 8th grade Debussy Claire De Lune / Beethoven Bagatelle Honorable Mention Alex Few HS 1 10th grade Debussy Pour le piano / Beethoven […]

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Certificate of Merit ™ Results 3/21/2010

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I am very happy with the results. Everyone who tested passed. We also received many Branch Honors and Convention eligibilities. Juliette Beucler and Bret Paddock received 90% -100% theory test scores and are now officially “theory exempt”. Congratulations. Cassiopea Bostan, Anais Perkins and Patrick Xu tested in the Certificate of Merit ™ for the first […]

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TVMTA Spring Music Festival 4/24/2010

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A few students decided to perform two pieces in the local TVMTA Music Festival. This was Robechelle Mina’s very first performance and she pulled through beautifully. All is learned, how to prepared for a performance, how to present a performance, how to get ready. She received a Silver Medal for her efforts. Sierra Rupnow and […]

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Steinway Awards Festival, Rancho Mirage, CA 3/6 and 3/13/2010

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Not only did our students perform, we also had a winner this year in this event: Congratulations to all students’ participation. Patrick Xu Participant Junior Event Sharmini Premananthan Participant Junior Event Ranen Unger-Hicks Winner Junior Event Sai Sivapalan Participant Senior Event Alex Few Participant Senior Event   Ranen performed March 28,2010 in the Rancho Mirage […]

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Lake Elsinore Rotary Competition 2/17/2010

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Hello all: I am happy to let you know that Bret Paddock participated in the Lake Elsinore Rotary competition in both Piano Solo and Instrumental (he also entered double bass) and he received 1st places in both events. He will be competing in the Finals at the University of Redlands.    Congratulations to Bret’s commitment […]

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Certificate of Merit Panel 2/28/2010

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Alex Few, Bret Paddock and Shanti Ryle successfully entered and performed in the CM ™ Advanced Panel auditions. Bret Paddock passed his advanced theory exam in the 90% – 100% range and is now exempt from taking the exam another time. What accomplishments! Eva

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AVSOMC Bach Competition Winners 1/30/2010

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Cynthia Phan (age 12) decided to enter this event and came home a WINNER! Of course, for me, she was a winner just preparing this difficult piece. I enjoyed listening to her practice and lesson performances time after time. Congratulations. Eva LEVEL ONE –Piano 2nd – Cynthia Phan – English Suite II, Prelude BWV 807 […]

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SCJB Branch entry and results 2/28/2010

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We had a great time performing the Southern California Junior Bach Festival. Our students were as well prepared as they could be, being so busy with all their school activities. Additionally preparing for such an event shows amazing ability. Congratulations to all. Eva Cynthia Phan English Suite BWV 807 Prelude    WINNER Patrick Xu Invention […]

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