Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Piano Olympics Challenge

With the Summer 2020 Olympics coming up, students will be participating in the Piano Olympics challenge this school year. We will be keeping track of all the pieces students learn throughout the year using these sheets. Good luck to all the students and let's work hard this year!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Graduating Seniors

It’s always hard to say goodbye to my seniors but this year seems especially difficult. Daria and Jon have been such diligent students the past few years and they are headed to universities to major in Piano Performance. Both have received scholarships, academic and performance. Within the past few days Jon performed a senior solo recital, performed the Grieg Concerto with the Poway High Symphony Orchestra, received the Senior Medallion, and won a scholarship competition. As an MTAC scholarship winner, Daria performed at the awards ceremony tonight and was a winner in several other competitions. These two are destined for great things. I wish them the best of luck in the future.


Jon performing the Grieg A Minor Concerto with the Poway High School Symphony 


MTAC Senior Medallion Recipients

MTAC Music Scholarship Winners


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Spring Recitals

June 1st, 12:30 and 2:30

Abby F.

- Spinning Song, A. Ellmenreich
- Shades of Blue, M. Bober

Adam M.

- Six Preludes for Piano, R. Muczynski

Alora Z.

- Song, D. Kabalevsky
- A Flippant Flea, J.R. Poe

Avery F.

- The Hunt, C. Gurlitt
- Walkin' the Big Dog Boogie, V. Roubos

Courtney C.

- Prelude in D, BWV 925, J. S. Bach
- Boogie Prelude, W. Gillock

Caleb S.

- Big Ben, M. Mier
- Knock-Knock Joke, Guatemalan Folk Song

Danielle D. 

- Folk Dance, B. Bartók
- Masquerade Ball, K. Olson

Daria M.

- Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, F. Liszt
- A La Albeniz, R. Shchedrin

David S.

- The Village Prophet, J. Rouseau
- The White Stallion, T. Brown

Eloi M.

- Oriental Flower, C. Norton
- Struttin' Cool, G. Tingley

Emily F.

- Skater's Dream for Left Hand, M. Bober

Emily S.

- Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13, Rondo: Allegro, Beethoven
- Danzas Argentinas, A. Ginastera
      Danza del viejo boyero
      Danza de la moza donosa
      Danza del gaucho matrero

Hailey O.

- Medieval Castle, M. Mier
- It's a Small World, R. Sherman

Hazel Ann S.

- Firefly Waltz, M. Mier
- Carefree Stroll, L. Kohler

Hazel Grace S.

- Souvenir, R. Donahue
- March of the Gnomes, M. Mier

Jack B.

- Just Struttin' Along, M. Mier
- "Megalovania" from Undertale, T. Fox

Jonathan W.

- Rhapsody Op.79, No.1, J. Brahms
- Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet, S. Prokofiev

Kate F.

- Night Train, C. Goldston

Katelyn S.

- Sonata n E Minor, Hob.XVI/34, Presto, F.J. Haydn

Kathryn C.

- Fantasy Dance, R. Schumann

Kylie Z.

- Fanfare, D. Agay
- Tango de Rio, V.R. Roubos

Lauren F. 

- Prelude, K. Olson

Linnea Y.

- Allemande from French Suite I, BWV 812, J.S. Bach
- Sonata in D, Hob.XVI/37, F.J. Haydn

Luke J.

- Daydreams and Sunbeams, D. Alexander
- Sonatina Op.792, No.8, C. Czerny

Mackenzie O.

- Busy at Work, H. Berens
 - Cha Cha Chopsticks, V.R. Roubos

Maddie F.

- Ballade Op.118, No.1, J. Brahms

Mariah H.

- Sonatina Op.55, No.3, Allegretto grazioso, F. Kuhlau
- Canal Street Blues, W. Gillock

Megan F.

- Hang Gliding, J.R. Poe
- Ladybug, Ladybug, M. Leaf

Oliver S.

- Sonatina, Allegro moderato, C.H. Wilton
- The Shark!, C. Rollin

Peter W.

- Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13, Grave: Allegro molto e con brio, Beethoven
- Etude Op.1, No.9, F. Liszt

Rachel X.

- Timid Little Heart, R. Fuchs
- Sonatina Op.39, No.1, F. Lynes

Reina K.

-Nocturne in E-flat, Op.9, No.2, F. Chopin

Rhett J.

- Bourree in F, G. Telemann
- American Prelude No.6, A. Ginastera

Ryan J.

- Sonatina Op.36, No.1, Vivace, M. Clementi
- Shenanigans, E. Milne

Theophany P.

- Prelude in D Minor BWV 940, J.S. Bach
- Prelude in F, BWV 928, J.S. Bach
- Sonatina Op.20, No.2, F. Kuhlau

Trinity P.

- Sonata in F, Hob.XVI/23, Allegro moderato, F.J. Haydn
- Agitation, Op.53, No.3, F. Mendelssohn

Ty J.

- Bear Dance, Bela Bartók

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Romantic Era Festival

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Romantic Festival on April 27th. They all earned Superior ranking.

Maddie F - Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118 No. 3, J. Brahms
Trinity P. - Agitation, Op. 53 No. 3, F. Mendelssohn
Abby F. - Spinning Song, Op.14, No.4, A. Ellmenreich
Ty J. - L'Orage, Op. 109, No. 13, F. Burgmüller
Emily M, - Impromptu, Op. 142, No. 2, F. Schubert

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Baroque and Bach Festival Winners

We had several winners at the Baroque Festival on Saturday: Peter🥈2nd place; Emily S.🥉 3rd place and Danielle🏅 Honorable Mention.
At the Southern California Jr. Bach Festival, the following students were chosen as winners 🏆 to advance to the regional competition in May in Orange County: Courtney, Trinity, Jon, Theophany, Reina, and Linnea.
Congratulations!