Teachers Participants

 

Baker, Kristi

Baker, Kristi

Bigelow,Virginia

Bigelow, Virginia

Buhler, Janet

Buhler, Janet

Chan, Sarah

Chan, Sarah

DuHamel, Ann

DuHamel, Ann

Fisher, Miho

Fisher, Miho

Goodman, Roberta

Goodman, Roberta

Groves, Susan

Groves, Susan

Khavin, Maria

Khavin, Maria

Klein, Jonathan

Klein, Jonathan

Napoli, Theresa

Napoli, Theresa

Phang, May

Phang, May

Russell, Anne

Russell, Anne

 

Tabler, Harumi

Tabler, Harumi

 

Tsai, Patricia

Tsai, Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berestnev, Mikhail

Baker, Kristi  


Independent Piano Teacher

Topeka, KS

 

Kristi Baker holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Kansas State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Pedagogy from the University of Kansas.  Having recently concluded a 32-year career as a public school educator, spanning all levels of general, vocal, and instrumental music, she now enjoys a full time career as a teacher of piano and piano pedagogy, mentor of new piano teachers, and performing artist.  Her academic credits also include a five and a half year stent as Adjunct Professor of Applied Music at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.

 

Throughout her career as a pianist and music educator, Dr. Baker has been in demand as a solo and collaborative artist and as an adjudicator for a number of festivals and competitions.  She continues to serve, as lecturing artist and guest clinician for a number of workshops and master classes throughout the region, including presentations to the piano divisions of Emporia State University and Kansas State University.  Her own piano and voice students consistently finish high in the standings of local, regional, and state festivals and competitions, having earned numerous first division ratings, honorable mentions, and first, second, and third place rankings.  Dr. Baker’s many performance credits include nine tours of Europe as a singer, collaborative artist, conductor, and solo pianist.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Edvard Grieg: Ballade Op. 24 in G Minor

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 (3rd movement)

 

 

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Chen, Yandi

Bigelow, Virginia

 

Private Piano Teacher

Walnut Creek, CA

 

A native of Corpus Christi, Virginia Bigelow received B.M. and M.M. degrees from Baylor
University and the University of Houston. She then came to Southern California where she
taught piano privately, met her husband Mark, moved with him to the Bay Area and continued
teaching both privately and eventually at Diablo Valley College. After retiring from the college
position in 2011, Ginny asher high school students refer to her has continued to teach in her
private studio in Walnut Creek, California. She is active with the Music Teachers' Association of
California and is a performing member of the Berkeley Piano Club and the Contra Costa
Performing Arts Society. Significant solo performances have been concertos with the Diablo
Symphony, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, the Cantare con Vivo Orchestra, and the
Diablo Valley College orchestra and band – playing Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Franck,
Rachmaninoff and Gershwin.


Teachers who especially influenced Ginny were early private instructors Agnes Weeks and
Marilyn Babel, then college professors William McKamie and Albert Hirsch. Further significant
coaches were Earle Voorhies and especially Lillian Bauer Cox, who encouraged Ginny’s own
performing. Learning from master teachers at summer conferences such as PianoTexas
continues to motivate and inspire Ginny’s piano practice.
Pastimes include lots of walking and playing golf, and recently core strength building and Zumba
dancing. The Sudoku app on Ginny’s phone is a favorite break between teaching and piano
playing.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466 (1st movement)

 

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Chiang, Alison

Buhler, Janet


Private Studio
Kaysville, UT

 

Janet Buhler is a pianist/violinist who heads her own large teaching studio in Salt Lake City. She has been the president of the Suzuki Association of Utah for the past 3 years and is currently working on a piano performance degree at the University of Utah, studying with Vedrana Subotic. She has completed intensive training on all the Suzuki books, and has attended institutes and trainings in the United States, Canada, Japan and Italy. Most recently she attended the Alan Fraser Summer Piano Institute at Smith College.


Before becoming a fulltime musician Janet enjoyed a previous career in fashion design. She is a graduate of the Instituto di Moda Burgo in Milan, Italy, and was adjunct professor at the Utah Fashion Institute for 6 years teaching fashion illustration and couture technique. Her smocking creations have won numerous prizes and she has won competitive tennis tournaments. Her three children are all musically inclined

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, K576

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466 (1st movement)

 

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de Souza, Chelsea Anne

Chan, Sarah

 

California State University, Stanislaus 

Turlock, CA

 

Winner of The American Prize in Piano Performance and selected as “Rising Artist” by New York Concert Artists and Associates, Sarah Chan has garnered numerous awards and honors throughout her career.  Most recently, she was featured artist in the Evenings of Piano Concerti Series III, IV, and V as well asthe Carnegie Emerging Artists series in New York City.  Chan has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall (New York), Merkin Concert Hall (New York), Künstlerhaus Concert Hall (Munich), La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Le Cinéma Balzac (Paris), Sala Ateneu (Bacau, Romania), Meany Hall for the Performing Arts (Seattle), Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis), Altamura Center for Arts and Culture (NY), Enid Symphony Hall (OK), Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Battelle Northwest Young Artists Series, and Seattle Ladies Musical-Club Awards-Debut Series.  As piano soloist with orchestra, Sarah Chan has collaborated with the National "Mihail Jora" Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania, Romanian State Symphony Orchestra, New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, and Enid Symphony Orchestra.  She has furthermore participated in the music festivals of L’Académie d’Eté du Haut-Nivernais (France), L’Académie Musicale Internationale de Moulin d’Andé (France), Amherst Summer Piano Festival (MA), and Olympic Music Festival (WA).


A native of Hong Kong, Sarah Chan received her formal education in the United States and in France.  She trained musically at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (D.M.A.), Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University (M.M.), Manhattan School of Music (B.M.), and the University of Michigan.  Concurrent with her musical activity, she also pursued liberal arts studies at La Sorbonne, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan, concentrating in French and French literature studies.


Beginning in the Fall of 2014, Dr. Chan will assume the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Keyboard and Music Theory) at California State University─Stanislaus.  Prior to this, Dr. Chan was Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she served as Director of Keyboard Studies / Music Composition, Theory, and History.  While at Northwestern, she taught applied piano, music theory, music composition, music history, aural skills, and class piano through the Department of Fine Arts; she furthermore taught French through the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Humanities.  Nominated in 2013 and 2012 for the John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Chan also received the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester for her work in applied piano instruction.  With a passion for the artistic inspiration and musical engagement of others, Sarah Chan is enthusiastic to see the performing arts and humanities flourish in multidimensional expressions in culture, society, and life.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Isaac Albeniz: El Albaicin from Iberia book III

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (1st movement)

 

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Dobina, Alevtyna

DuHamel, Ann

 

University of Minnesota

Morris, MN


Pianist Ann DuHamel’s playing has been praised for its “imaginative … artistic … profound and mystical” qualities. Scheduled engagements during 2013-14 include invitations to play solo and chamber recitals in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and West Virginia. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan she premiered a new piece by composer-conductor and Fulbright Scholar Joseph Dangerfield at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013. Recent performances include a recital of Lowell Liebermann’s Nocturnes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the International College Music Society conference, a tour of the upper Midwest with ensemble: Périphérie, a tour of Minnesota and North Dakota with Duncan, and an appearance as guest soloist with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria, MN.

 

A fervent advocate of chamber music, Ann frequently collaborates with several faculty members at St. Cloud State University. Her enthusiasm for contemporary and modern music has led to several performances with the St. Cloud-based Trio Lorca; at the invitation of this group, she made her New York debut with them at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in March 2012. Ann has appeared on Iowa City’s KSUI’s live broadcast Know the Score with UI visiting Professor of Flute Gro Sandvik as well as on a recent live broadcast of the same station’s WorldCanvass radio program.  She’s performed four times on the Old Capitol Piano Sundays series in Iowa City, including as a featured Rising Star.  Recently she was invited to join the Twin Cities-based organization Thursday Musical as an artist member, and she has served as principal keyboardist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Past engagements include performances on the first annual Iowa Liszt Festival, St. Luke’s chamber music series in Minneapolis, the 9th Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in San Francisco, and return invitations to The Little White Church concert series in Eaton, New Hampshire. Ann has worked with such esteemed pianists as Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr, Alexander Korsantia, Fernando Laires, Nelita True, Ian Hobson, Hans Boepple, Awadagin Pratt, John Wustman and Frederic Chiu, among others, and has performed across the U.S. as well as in Bulgaria and Italy.  In early 2013 she was awarded the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)-PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) annual national award for continued performance study.

 

In 2009 Ann was appointed Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Two-time guest with the UMM Symphonic Winds, Ann has soloed both under the baton of Dr. Martin Seggelke, performing John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music, and with conductor Simon Tillier in Frigyes Hidas’ Piano Concerto. In October 2010 Ann appeared as invited soloist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, performing the Schnittke Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra under the direction of Dangerfield, whose piano concerto she is premiering with ensemble: Périphérie.

 

Ann has finished the coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where she works under the tutelage of Dr. Ksenia Nosikova.  She is currently at work on her dissertation on the Nocturnes of American composer Lowell Liebermann, for which she received a Graduate Summer Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Iowa; she has also been awarded a University of Minnesota Imagine Fund grant to record these pieces in 2013-14. Ann graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota with degrees in Piano Performance and Composition.  She then received her Masters degree in Piano Performance and Literature with a concentration in Accompanying from the University of Notre Dame, where she was declared a winner of the school’s concerto competition.  For eight years, Ann maintained a bustling studio of traditional and Suzuki piano at the Central Minnesota Music School (now Wirth Center for the Performing Arts) in St. Cloud, MN, where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director to Dr. Paul Wirth and as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Ann’s private students have received many honors and awards from the Minnesota and Iowa Music Teachers Associations, including 1st place in the MMTA Senior High Composition Contest and 2nd place in the MMTA College Young Artists Contest. Passionate about piano pedagogy and an active member of MMTA/MTNA, Ann has given several presentations at local and state music teacher conventions, and recently presented on the Liebermann Nocturnes at the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association biennial convention in Halifax. Ann has previously served on faculty at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Solo Repertoire:

Lowell Liebermann: Nocturne No. 11, Op. 112

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 (1st movement)

 

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Foster, Maxwell

Fisher, Miho

 

Oklahoma City University

Edmond, OK

 

Miho Fisher works as a piano accompanist in Oklahoma City metro area. She is a voice studio accompanist at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University, and works as a freelance accompanist for instrumentalists of all levels from young Suzuki-book violin students to college music majors and professionals. She also enjoys teaching privately at the Fisher Piano Studio. While her husband Greg teaches many gifted advanced students, Miho focuses on helping students discover the joy of playing the piano, especially those with special needs who love music, including children with autism, Asperger, and Down syndrome.

 

Miho was a participant of the 1999 TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute (now Piano Texas) Amateur program along with the first IPCOA as an amateur pianist/pediatric cardiologist/medical researcher from Japan. She met her future husband Greg Fisher who was a fellow competitor, and the whole event in Fort Worth made her realize how much music meant to her. She got married, moved to the US, and became serious about her piano. She feels she owes a great deal to Greg for her growth as a pianist; she became one of the semifinalists of 2004 IPCOA, and received the Best Performance of a Modern Work and the Jury Discretionary Award. About the same time, she decided to go back to school now as a piano performance major. She studied at University of North Texas and University of Central Oklahoma, under Valery Kuleshov, the 1993 Van Cliburn Silver medalist, and Steven Harlos, the collaborative pianist of UNT.  She completed BM and MM in piano performance, and is very happy working as a pianist 24/7.

 

As a teacher and coach, Miho has been interested in performance psychology. She loves to read about psychological aspect of performance, and experiments methods to convert stage flight to positive energy during her own performances, in hopes of finding ways to help her young collaborating musical partners play their best when it counts.

 

She looks forward to returning to Fort Worth where her new musical journey began.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: Erlkönig

 

Chamber Music:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin No.18 in G major, K301 (1st movement)

 

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Hassell, Jeremy

Goodman, Roberta

 

Private Piano Teacher

Carrollton, TX


Bobbi Goodman holds her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she studied with the late Robert Prichard.  She has served on the piano faculty at Brookhaven College here in Dallas and at Glendale College in Los Angeles.  Her teachers in L.A. include Lillian Steuber, Aube Tzerko and Jakob Gimpel.  In 1974, she signed up to play in a Master Class given by Daniel Pollack, where she met her future husband, Joel Goodman (also playing in the class).  They married in 1977.

After this class, Bobbi studied privately with Daniel Pollack for six wonderful years before she and Joel and their toddler, Rachel, moved to Dallas as Joel began his research at UTSouthwestern Medical School.

 

In Dallas, Bobbi found that many teachers graduating from universities with Piano Performance degrees could play just about anything, but they confided in Bobbi that they really needed help in teaching the classics to their private students.  This gave Bobbi the idea of offering classes in her home for local teachers to study all aspects of Piano Pedagogy.  These classes met monthly from 1984 to 1993. There was an extensive cover article in the April, 2008 issue of Clavier magazine, entitled "Bobbi Goodman, Teacher of Teachers,"  which describes the classes and discusses a few classes in detail.

 

Bobbi has lived in Carrollton since moving to Texas and is an active Member of Carrollton M.T.A.  After many years of fighting Fibromyalgia, she has come back to her music and an active private studio of 20 students.  She has started up her Teaching Repertoire Classes again, and will soon be starting up her Master Classes.  She continues to give  programs for music teacher groups around Dallas.

 

Any spare time Bobbi has is spent with Joel, watching their munchkin grandaughter, Violet Marie, as she grows up and learns to talk.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in C major, K. 330

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (1st movement)

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Hsu, Fang-Wei

Groves, Susan


Private Studio
Austin, TX

 

An active pianist and private piano teacher in Austin, Texas, Susan Groves comes from a long line of professional pianists, including her late father, University of Texas piano professor William Race, and her mother Katherine Race, who continues to teach and perform at age 85.  Susan was a prizewinner in many national competitions as well as soloist with several orchestras, including the Austin Symphony at age 12.  Principal teachers include Anton Kuerti, Danielle Martin, William Racew and Nancy Garrett.  Following the completion of her doctorate at UT-Austin, Susan and her father formed the Race-Groves Duo, performing concerts throughout the US and China until his death in 1999.  Since then, she has given numerous performances in Austin and around Texas, both as a soloist and in collaboration with other musicians. 

 

In addition, Dr. Groves has maintained an award-winning private studio for many years and was voted Pre-Collegiate Teacher of the Year in 1992 and 2006 by the Austin District Music Teachers Association.  Her students have won many important competitions, including 1st place in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, been featured on NPR's From the Top, attended the Aspen Summer Institute, and received piano degrees from Juilliard, among other institutions.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Robert Schumann: Fantasiy, Op. 17 (1st movement) 

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491 (1st movement)

 

Chamber Music:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor K478 (3rd movement)

 

 

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Jin, Dongxu

Khavin, Maria

 

Private Piano Teacher

Kirkland, WA


Ms. Maria Khavin’s early life was impossible without music.  Born into a family of musicians, in St. Petersburg, Russia,  she started playing piano by ear at age five (and successfully replicating themes from  Mozart’s “Jupiter”), and began piano and theory lessons the following year. She then attended a Children’s Music School and subsequently graduated with honors from Music College of St. Petersburg Conservatory, earning degrees in Piano performance, pedagogy and accompanying.


Since moving to Seattle, WA in 1992, she continued to be an active performer and became a passionate educator. She appeared in numerous piano solo performances, and, as a collaborative pianist, accompanied hundreds of instrumentalists and vocalists, students and professionals.  Most recently, she worked with Lyric Opera Northwest, Seattle Concert Opera, NOISE for kids, Mahler’s Festival, among many other professional organizations.  Ms. Khavin has maintained an active piano studio for over 15 years, working with students of all ages and backgrounds.  Currently, she is pianist/ accompanist at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirkland, WA. 


Ms. Khavin holds Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Washington, where she studied with Professor Craig Sheppard. She is also a certified K-12 music teacher and enjoys teaching a variety of musical subjects in a public school setting.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K453 (2nd and 3rd movements)

 

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Jittakarn, San

Klein, Jonathan

 

Private Studio

Athens, GA

 

Jonathan Klein is a pianist and teacher living in Athens, GA., where he owns and operates a private piano studio of 50+ students. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Georgia where he was the recipient of the school’s Athon-Hughes-Cook Piano Pedagogy award. In 2009 he was the sole recipient of the Steinway Piano Galleries Teacher Educator Grant for the state of Georgia. A dedicated teacher, his students regularly earn top honors at local and state level competitions and festivals. Jonathan is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Association, and has held several executive board positions including GMTA Vice President of Publicity, GMTA Financial Advisory Committee, GMTA State Auditions Chair, and Athens MTA President and Program Chair. He is also an active adjudicator of piano competitions and festivals throughout the Southeast and his teaching articles have appeared in Clavier Companion. In addition to teaching and performing, he is the organist/pianist for St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens. In his spare time he sleeps and runs the occasional half-marathon.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K332

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (1st movement)

 

 

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Kiseleva, Daria

Napoli, Theresa

 

Private Piano Teacher

Mickleton, NJ

 

Theresa Napoli started life in music with frequent trip to her church choir loft and piano lessons with her mother at age 5. Her love of music continued in high school as she played string bass with the Mercer County Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia All Catholic Orchestra.


A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing, and after an active 32 year career, Theresa still maintains her Nursing license in Pa. and N. J.  She is currently on sabbatical from Nursing and teaching piano privately on South Jersey.


Theresa studies with Dr. David Pasbrig and has also had lesson with Tamas Ungar, Harold Martina and Igor Resnianski. She has been a regular participant at Piano Texas International Festival and has also played at Music Appassionata Festival in West Chester. She recently performed with the Mission College Symphony for the California Concerto Program.


Theresa has two sons and a granddaughter and resides with her husband in Mickleton, N. J. An avid swimmer, she also enjoys cokking and gardening.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations in C major K265, "Ah Vous Dirai-Je Maman"

 

Chamber Music:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (3rd movement)


 

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Li, Dawen

Phang, May

 

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

 

May Phang began piano studies in her native Singapore where she obtained her Associate and Licentiate diplomas from the Trinity College of Music (London) by the age of twelve. A graduate of McGill University in Canada, she obtained her doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is currently Associate Professor of Piano at DePauw University, Indiana.

 

She has given numerous solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Singapore, Canada, the United States, and Europe. A prizewinner of several competitions including the Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Buffalo NY, Canadian Music Competition, Concours d'orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Pontoise International Young Artists Competition in France, Dr. Phang has performed with orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Radio and television appearances include profiles on Singapore Broadcasting Corporation's "Life and Times" and "Arts Around" and broadcasts on Radio-Canada, Vermont Public Radio, WFLN, Philadelphia and WFMT, Chicago. An active music educator, she frequently adjudicates competitions and presents masterclasses.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D960 (1st movement)

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K453 (1st movement)

 

Chamber Music:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat major, K493 (3rd movement)

 

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Li, Yuhang

Russell, Anne

 

Private Piano Teacher

Walnut Creek, CA

 

Anne Cunnyngham Russell, pianist, singer and teacher, earned B.M. and M.A. degrees in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University under the guidance of Carlo Bussotti.  She is a Performing Member of the Berkeley Piano Club and Concert Performer with the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society. Internationally, she has performed with International Workshops in France, Australia and Austria and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and as chamber music recitalist in Siena, Italy with Hartt in Europe through the University of Hartford. Locally, as pianist and singer, she has given solo and collaborative recitals at the Regional Center for the Arts of Walnut Creek, CA and the Amador Theatre in Pleasanton, CA. She performed as pianist in Master Classes given by Ruth Harte, Sylvia Jenkins, Gwendolyn Koldofsky (collaborative piano), Fernando Laires, Elizabeth Pridonoff, Nelita True and participated as auditor of classes given by Guido Agosti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.  Additional private studies have been with Sylvia Jenkins, Fernando Laires and Nelita True.  As a singer (soloist and chorister), she performed several seasons with the Peninsula Women’s Chorus in the United States, Central Europe and Great Britain. She performed in a vocal master class given by Lucine Amara of the Metropolitan Opera. Her principal teacher for vocal studies is Dewey Camp, Professor Emeritus from San Francisco State University.


Anne is an active member of M.T.A.C., C.A.P.M.T., and M.T.N.A. as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music Permanent status, (NCTM). Inspired by early studies with her first teachers, Thomas Frederick Freeman, pupil of Godowsky and Tanya Zunser Ury, pupil of Fischer, she began the journey as a teacher at the age of thirteen, forming her first piano studio for children and adults. During undergraduate years, she taught classes for Yamaha International in San Francisco.  She served on the Materials Advisory Committee to develop new textbooks, was instructor for the Junior Original Composition Course and was invited to study and teach in Tokyo, Japan.  Videos of her Model Classes were used as instructional material for teacher training seminars. Over the years, her private students have won scholarships from the CCMTAC, played in MTAC State Conventions, Honors Recitals, and Northern California Festivals through CAPMT. Currently, she maintains a large private studio in Walnut Creek, CA consisting of children and adults from beginning to advanced levels.



Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K332 (1st and 2nd movements)

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466 (3rd movement)

 

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Li, Zhenni

Tabler, Harumi

 

Private Piano Teacher

Longmont, CO

 

In 2003, when Harumi did not have a degree in music, she participated in the Amatures program at TCU. After that, she went through undergraduate study at University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with BM in piano performance with honor in 2009. She has been teaching piano in her private studio for 13 years, and has been entering students in festivals and concerts. As an active member of MTNA, she has produced study/test materials in Theory, Terms & Signs, Music History, Ear training for Colorado State Music Teachers Association. She also has been chairing festivals and competitions for CSMTA and a local association, Boulder Area Music Teachers Association.

She became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in 2013. Recently, in addition to teaching and working for the organizations mentioned above, she started accompanying two choirs (one middle school, one church choir), and one violin teacher’s studio recitals.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major, K576 (3rd movement)

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491 (1st movement)

 

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Lin, Brian Yuebing

Tsai, Patricia

 

Tarrant County College

Fort Worth, TX

 

Began studying piano at the age of six. Tsai holds a Master Degree of Music from Southern Methodist University, where she was awarded with full scholarship and assistantship (1987 ~ 1991). She was honored as “Who's Who International Outstanding Students in American Colleges and Universities” (1990).

Patricia received Brêvet Diplôme from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (1985); During the years of 1984 ~ 1985, she was requested by the piano faculty to be the substitute piano-instructor for grades up to high school students. Besides the piano field, she won 2nd and 3rd Medals in Voice of Concours de l'U.F.A.M. - International Music Competition for Women Artists Musicians, Paris, France (1983,1984).

The year Patricia left Paris to see and accompany her dying mother, she was encouraged to participate the Competition of The National Chorus, and won the Piano Assistant Accompanist position also the Principal Associate Alto,Taiwan, ROC, 1985 ~ 1986.

In 1979, Patricia obtained a Bachelor Degree in French Literature from Fu-Ren Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Tsai was the elected 3rd vice president of Denver Music Teachers Association (1992 ~ 1993) and the secretary of Colorado Pace (piano method of Dr. Robert Pace) Setters (1993 ~ 1994).

 

When her family resided in Atlanta, GA (1994 ~ 1999), her leading performance of the 4th-grade class and the self-composition for chorus and piano accompaniment based on the poems of Tang Dynasty, won 4th prize at Atlanta Chinese Christian Church (ACCC)’s contest of Annul Talented Spring Festival, 1999.

 

In recent years, Tsai has participated in TCU Summer Piano Institute (renamed "Piano Texas", Fort Worth), as well as the Symphonic Workshops & Professional Development at Kromériz (Czech Republic). She completed credit courses at TCU Piano Pedagogy Graduate Program (2009).

 

Patricia Tsai is member of Fort Worth Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association; Executive Board of Fort Worth Piano Teachers Forum; Committee member of Fort Worth Piano Solo Contest sponsored by Fort Worth Music Teachers Association.

 

Tsai has been piano instructor since 2011, guest musician to assist chamber music program since 2013 at Tarrant County Colleges (Fort Worth, Hurst). On February 27th, 2014, Patricia had privilege to perform Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 for a young cellist, his senior graduate recital at the Martin Hall of Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth.

 

Solo Repertoire:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414 (1st movement)

 

Concerto:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414 (1st movement)

 

 

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