June 5th, 2011
Congratulations to Ranen Unger Hicks age 10, being awarded 1st place in the 6th grade and under category. Ranen received a trophy and a cash prize. Stacey Nguyen Phan age 8 received 4th place.
Sai Sivapalan received an Honorable Mention in the 9-10 grade division. He is a very busy High Schooler and he had an SAT test just before his piano competition at 7am. The competition waited for him to arrive to perform the Chopin Ballad op 38. He had no warm up before playing.
As always I admire the abilities of my students.
Mitchie Johnson performed in the 11-12 grade division. He played well but did not place. However Mitchie is making a name for himself teaching piano. His student received an Honorable Mention in the 6th grade division. Mitchie is using the Play Piano In All Keys Complete Workbook with his students. He attributes his teaching success to the methods he learned in his piano lessons that took him through a theory exemption in the Advanced Level of the MTAC Certificate of Merit this year. He started to work towards his piano goals 5 years ago.