Category: Learning piano

Piano Studio photos

August 20th, 2011, No Comments

Shanti Ryle Piano Guild High School Diploma Certification and MTAC Graduating Senior Plaque and Advanced Level Certificate with Branch honors. Shanti has been taking lessons with me since January 2000. This year marked Shanti’s 10th gold medal award in the Piano Guild auditions. Shanti is seeking an acting and music career. 12 students could come […]

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Two successful Piano Guild auditions

June 19th, 2011, No Comments

Vinayak and VishakhPillai completed their 2011 Piano Guild auditions.  Both performed a 5 piece program, that earned them a Bronze medal for their efforts. Both students are Honor students and participate in academic challenge classes. Congratulations to both for their dedication and accomplishments.

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Piano Guild auditions through May 2011

May 23rd, 2011, No Comments

I am very happy to congratulate the following students to their amazing accomplishments. They all performed musicianship phases. It was George Bostan II’s first Guild audition; he performed all white key scales in Major and harmonic minor and 9 Elementary pieces. Cassiopea Bostan performed All Major, Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales, Chords / Cadences and […]

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MTAC Branch Honors recital tomorrow at RCC

April 16th, 2011, No Comments

Juliette Beucler, Anais Perkins and Patrick Xu are scheduled to perform. Shanti Ryle and Shalini Nair will receive their Graduating Senior medallion, certificate and plaque.

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Subscription Page COMING SOON

April 10th, 2011, No Comments

AVAILABLE SOON: ASK EVA MARTIN PAGE: Everyone has questions! I am here to answer your questions! Ask me any question, so I can answer it either privately or via a teleseminar or via subscription. VIDEO COURSES: I am showing you exactly how I practice, how I go about fixing errors, what to listen for, how […]

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Ranen Unger Hicks performed in the 2010 Steinway Festival Winners Concert

November 19th, 2010, No Comments

Ranen Unger Hicks, age 9, performed the Khachaturian Sonatina 3rd movement at the 2010 Steinway Festival Winners Concert at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater

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2010 National Piano Guild Audition Results

September 18th, 2010, No Comments

Hello all: I am happy to announce our Piano Guild auditions are finally complete. All students testing higher than Elementary B with a National (10 piece) or International (15 piece) program performed scales – ¬†musicianship phases and most chords / cadences and arpeggios musicianship phases as well. I used the book “Play Piano in All […]

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TVMTA Young Pianist Competition June 5, 2010, Results

June 5th, 2010, No Comments

I am happy to announce our Studio winners. 6th grade and below category: Ranen Unger Hicks received 2nd place performing the Chopin Waltz Op 64 No 3 Cassiopea Bostan received an Honorable Mention with a new piece. She performed the Clementi Sonatina Op 36 No 6, 1st movement. Cynthia Phan participated with a new piece: […]

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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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BACK TO BASICS – SCALES, CHORDS, ARPEGGIOS

September 10th, 2009, No Comments

Oh yes, it’s this time of year again, back to basics practicing scales, chords, arpeggios. Over the summer, I am always trying to push for completed pages in the theory books and push practicing scales, chords, arpeggios: making sure the fingering is absolutely accurate, the fingers and hand positions are curved the correct way – […]

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