Friday, March 20, 2020

Online Lessons

Due to coronavirus concerns and Governor Newsom's mandate that Californians remain in their homes, all piano lessons are online until further notice. Thanks to the amazing parents who set up the technology in their homes, we completed a fairly successful week of lessons over FaceTime, Zoom and Google Hangouts.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Holiday Recital Open House

Saturday, December 7th

Abigail F.
Etude Op.47, No.3, Stephen Heller
The Holly and the Ivy, arr. Martha Mier

Adam M.
Prelude and Fugue BWV 861, J.S. Bach
Sonata Op.10, No.1, Beethoven
Allegro molto e con brio

Alora Z.
March, Dmitri Shostakovich
A Capricious Kangaroo, John Robert Poe
Away In a Manger, arr. Martha Mier

Avery F.
Flying Fishes, John Robert Poe
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Marks
Up On the Housetop, B.R. Hanby

Caleb S.
Must Be Santa, arr. Nancy Faber
Deck the Halls

Courtney C.
To a Water Lily, Edward MacDowell
Etude Op.27, No.24, Dmitri Kabalevsky
Jolly Old St. Nicholas, arr. V. Labenske

Danielle D.
Polonaise, BWV Anh.119, J.S. Bach
Toccatina, Dmitri Shostakovich
Deck the Halls, arr. Martha Mier

David S.
Sarabande, Arcangelo Corelli
Go Tell It On the Mountain

Emily F.
Sonatina Op.36, No.3, Allegro, M. Clementi
Street Cries, Norman Dello-Joio
Go Tell It on the Mountain, arr. M. Bober

Emily S.
Prelude in F-sharp, BWV 858, J.S. Bach
Etude Op.1, No.2, Franz Liszt

Emily S. & Madeline F.
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson, arr. Edwards

Evelyn C.
Deck the Halls

Hailey H.
The Cuckoo Waltz, Elizabeth W. Greenleaf
Jingle Bells, J. Pierpont

Hailey O.
Bagpipe, anonymous 16th century
Jingle Bells, J. Pierpont, arr. Edwin McLean

Hailey & Mackenzie O.
Silent Night, Franz Gruber, arr. M. Goldston

Hazel Grace S.
Wild Horseman, Robert Schumann
Night Train, Chris Goldston
What Child Is This?, arr. Martha Mier

Hazel Ann & David S.
Knock Three Times, Tom Gerou

Hazel Ann S.
King William’s March, Jeremiah Clarke
Carol of the Bells, arr. R. Vandall

Iris H.
A Feather In the Breeze, Elizabeth Greenleaf
Deck the Halls, arr. Robert Vandall

Jack B.
The Hunting Horns and Echo, D.G. Turk
Surfboard Boogie, Martha Mier
Joy to the World, G.F. Handel

Jacob Y.
Sonata in C, K.159, Domenico Scarlatti
Warrior’s Song, Op.45, No.15, S. Heller
Duel of the Fates, John Williams

Jared H.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
We Three Kings of Orient Are, J.H. Hopkins

Kate F.
The Merry Farmer, Robert Schumann
March from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky

Katelyn S.
Invention No.6, BWV 777, J.S. Bach
Nocturne in E-flat, Op.9, No.7, F. Chopin
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, arr. Alexander

Kylie Z.
Gavotte, Daniel Speer
Galloping Home, Martin Kalmanoff
Taco Rock, Martha Mier
What Child Is This?, arr. Robert Vandall

Lauren F.
La Candeur, Johann Friedrich Burgmuller
The First Noel, arr. Dennis Alexander

Linnea Y.
Fugue, J.S. Bach
Piano Blues No.4, Aaron Copland

Luke J.
Sonatina, Allegro, Albert Behl
Space Invaders, Dennis Alexander
Carol of the Bells, Leontovich, arr. R. Vandall

Mackenzie O.
Joy to the World, G.F. Handel

Madeline F.
Toccata in G, BWV 916, J.S. Bach

Madeline F. & Linnea Y.
O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr. V. Labenske

Mariah H.
Invention No.12, J.S. Bach
Sonata Op.49, No.1, Rondo: Allegro, Beethoven
What Child Is This?, arr. Joyce Grell

Megan F.
Most of All I Like Rainbows, Nancy Faber
Jingle Bells, J. Pierpont

Neils P.
Deck the Halls

Oliver & Hazel S.
Jingle Bells, arr. Margaret Goldston

Oliver S.
Petit Minuet, Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, arr. M. Mier

Peter W.
Concerto in G Minor, Op.25, Presto, 
Felix Mendelssohn

Rachel X.
Minuet in G, Anh.116, J.S. Bach
Crystal Mountain Falls, Valerie Roth Roubos
Let It Snow, Jule Styne, arr. D. Alexander

Rhett J.
Sonatina Op.20, No.1, Allegro, F. Kuhlau
Bagatelle Op.5, No.1, Alexander Tcherepnin
White Christmas, Irving Berlin

Ryan J.
Sonatina Op.36, No.4, con spirito, Clementi
Bill Bailey, Hughie Canon, arr. William Gillock
Up On the Housetop, arr. Dennis Alexander

Seth S.
Deck the Hall With Boughs of Holly
Good King Wenceslass

Solomon C.
Up On the Housetop, B.R. Hanby
We Three Kings, John Henry Hopkins
O Come All Ye Faithful, J.F. Wade

Theophany P.
Sinfonia No.15, BWV 801, J.S. Bach
Cordoba, Isaac Albeniz
Sonatina Op.13, No.3, Presto, D. Kabalevsky

Theophany & Trinity P.
O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr. V. Labenske

Trinity P.
Prelude in D, BWV 850, J.S. Bach
O Polichinelo, Heitor Villa-Lobos

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