Category: Piano

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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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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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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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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Inland Valley Symphony – Tales of Magic and Music

April 29th, 2009, No Comments

Congratulation to Alex Few being announced one of the three winners in the Inland Valley Youth Symphony auditions. We are looking forward to her performance and wish her all the best. What an excitement performing with an orchestra! As if that was not enough! Additionally Alex will be performing on Sunday morning May 17th in […]

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MTAC Certificate of Merit (TM)

April 29th, 2009, No Comments

Congratulations to everyone who participated and tested in the Certificate of Merit (TM). I am very happy to announce, that everyone from our Studio, passed their exams. All the hard work, extra theory hours and additional practice, paid off. Please, congratulate: Bret Paddock, Level 8 Branch Honors Theresa Pailma, Level 6 Branch Honors Corrina Conway, […]

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Justin Markowitz pianist, composer in recital Dec 28, 2008

December 27th, 2008, No Comments

Happy Holiday Season to everyone: I am happy to announce Justin Markowitz, composer, pianist in recital. Justin’s dad sent me the announcement of this performance. Good luck to you and enjoy every note you play!!! Merry Christmas. Eva Hi All, I’d like to alert all of you regarding Justin’s Premiere performance this Sunday, December 28th, […]

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Beethoven, Czerny Liszt teaching technique and today’s take on technique

November 29th, 2008, No Comments

I found this great dissertation of 1992 of the comparisons of how Beethoven, Czerny and Liszt taught. I took the liberty to copy this paragraph of Czerny’s teaching that so much reflects what I am confronted with daily in my life as a piano teacher. Daily, I am speaking, teaching, breathing, telling, joking, the very […]

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