Monday, July 18, 2011

Eva Martin Hollaus Piano Studio Piano Guild Results May through July 13, 2011

I am so glad the majority of guild auditions are over. Only a few students who could not test earlier will be testing at the end of July and in August.
I must admit everyone played beautifully and the hard work paid off.  All I can tell you as a teacher is: I wish I had had this opportunity in my childhood and teens. But out of my struggles came the answers and I am very grateful for my journey. My focus is on sharing my knowledge and get it distributed to whomever wishes to listen.

Here are our results; so far 20 gold medals (that is 10 - 15 pieces performed) and a total of 244 pieces prepared and judged. Still more pieces to get ready -- and my reward? It is hearing my students perform beautifully; that is very rewarding to me. A gigantic thank you, to the parents who needed to make certain practice happened. Even the most responsible talents still require a parental coaxing and sometimes greater push to stay motivated and practice.

If you are wondering how I can get so many students prepared, please take a look at Play Piano In All Keys Complete Workbook that greatly facilitates all teaching and learning of scales chords/cadences and arpeggios and that is the core tool to help students progress so quickly and accomplish so much in a short time. All students except Elementary A students tested on scales, chords/cadences and everyone performing 10 - 15 pieces also performed arpeggios, except my Elementary C student. I was happy that he managed the scales; next year we will add the arpeggios for the white keys.

When I was little, on the contrary no teacher could really explain to me the importance of practicing scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios. Now, that I am teaching, it is all starting to make sense. I am very grateful to the piano guild program that requires scales and cadences and also scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios in lieu of pieces. These skills are easy to master using the book Play Piano In All Keys Complete Workbook, available at: http://playpianoinallkeys.com/complete-workbook/

Here are the results:


Eva Martin Hollaus Piano Studio 2011 Guild audition results May through July 13, 2011
No years   National Winner Gold Medal
Classification
# pieces
Judge: Sylvia Barton
Temecula, CA May 13, 2011
6
Chloe Lovato
Intermediate C
IC
National
10
5
Cynthia Nguyen Phan
Intermediate Special
IS
National
10
5
Kathleen Nguyen Phan
Intermediate C
IC
National
10
5
Stacey Nguyen Phan
Elementary Special
ES
National
10
Judge: Rita E. Fendrick
Clearwater, FL May 19, 2011
1
Geroge Bostan II
Elementary C
EC
National
10
3
Cassiopea A. Bostan
Intermediate Special
IS
International
15
Judge: Jean Shackleton
Riverside, CA May 21, 2011
6
Ranen Unger Hicks
Intermediate Special
IS
National
10
Judge: Sylvia Barton
Monterey Park, CA June 12, 2011
0
Vishakh Pillai
Intermediate B
IB
District
5
1
Vinayak Pillai
Intermediate E
IE
District
5
Judge: Valerie Vaughan
San Diego - Escondido, CA July 8, July 13 2011
2
Patrick Xu
Preparatory Special
PS
International
15
1
Charys Hong
Elementary A
EA
National
10
1
Rachel Hong
Elementary A
EA
National
10
1
Juliette Beucler
Preparatory B
PB
National
10
5
Andrew Vu
Preparatory B
PB
National
10
5
Nessa Vu
Intermediate C
IC
National
10
4
Victoria Vu
Intermediate C
IC
State
9
5
Kelly Rausch
Intermediate A
IA
National
10
6
Thulasi Yogarajah
Intermediate B
IB
National
10
1
Adam Ghilarducci
Intermediate C
IC
National
10
3
Brittany Durgiah
Intermediate A
IA
District
5
8
Bret Paddock
Preparatory C
PC
International
15
6
Mitchell Johnson
Preparatory A
PA
National
10
3
Anais Perkins
Intermediate B
IB
National
10
9
Sai Sivapalan
Preparatory Special
PS
International
15
total pieces performed
244

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