May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 3

Dear Parents and Students,

How quickly the month went by! This Saturday, Oct. 25, will be our next performance class. Here is an approximate schedule:

8:20 Selena rehearses
9:00 piano rehearsal for Finn, Sean, Giovanna, Sean
9:30 everyone else arrives. Meriel, Imala, Selena, Bartok duos and the four above play
10:30 break for snacks
10:45 Group A plays. (Saturday class students)
11:30 possible quick break
11:45 Bruce’s chamber group–Schubert Quintet
12:15 end?

I’ll have crayons on the dining room table for siblings and younger students who need a break. Please supervise them. We are excited–this should be a terrific class!

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May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 2

Dear Students and Parents,

This Saturday, Sept. 27, will be our first Performance Class of the year. I’d like to start rehearsing The Group B kids (Finn, Giovanna, Sean) at 9 a.m. The Group A kids (those in the Saturday morning classes) can come and rehearse at 9:30. At 10:15 we’ll start class. At 10:45 we will take a break and then hear the Group B kids. We will finish by 11:30. We won’t be hearing chamber music at this class, but will at the October class.

This schedule leaves some of you Group B kids waiting around, but you can use the time to play some of your Bartok duos, read, or listen to the others’ rehearsals. You and parents do not need to stay the entire time, but it may be most convenient and you are welcome to.

I’ll provide apple juice and cookies. It is always nice when you help by bringing nut-free snacks, fruit, bagels, or veggies. I’ll have crayons for the youngest siblings. It is usually best if they listen from the dining room table with a parent.

For the calendar, please note that I will not be teaching between Saturday, Oct. 4, through Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Bruce and I look forward to Saturday. It should be festive!

 

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May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 1

Hello Students and Parents! Welcome to Fall 2014, Vol. 13, No. 1, which means this is our thirteenth year teaching in the Twin Cities.

Bruce and I are very excited about this semester. He will be coaching the Schubert Quintet, Op. 163, D. 856.

There are a few of you, and you know who you are, who have not locked in lesson times. I have many new students and times for weekly lessons are running out!

Here are the dates for our required Performance Classes for fall 2014. Please carve them in stone!

Saturdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13 (dress rehearsal)
Winter recital will be on Sunday, Dec.. 14, at 3 p.m.

Our Saturday Group A Class will meet on all Saturdays, beginning August 30. This Saturday Group A Class meets from 10 to 11 on weekly Group Class Saturdays. Performance Class Saturdays will begin for Group A Class at 9:00 for your rehearsal with piano, and run to 11:15. Group B (Book 4) will meet weekly on Wednesdays and for Performance Class Saturdays. Schubert Quintet kids and all others, info TBA.

Also, I hope you old timers participate in the ASTA Mary West Competition. The application form can be downloaded from from the website below. The application deadline is Oct. 9, 2014. The Competition date is Nov. 2 at Augsburg College. The Winners’ Recital is at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Please send Jiyoung your piano music when we have decided what you’ll play.

Here is a link to the details: MNSOTA: http://www.mnsota.org My ASTA number is 31169.

I think that’s all I need to tell you for now, so back to the practice room!

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May Class News, Vol. 12, No. 19

Hi, All,
I have time for lessons between Monday, tomorrow, July 28, and Thursday, July 31. Please let me know your time windows. I’m sorry summer times are so scattered, but summer is summer.
Love, Lucia

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May Class News, Vol. 12, No. 18

Hi Everyone!
I hope you’re enjoying your July! We sure are. I am working ferociously on our August and fall semester schedule, but want you to know about three days of lesson possibilities: July 21, 22, 23, Monday through Wednesday. I can teach both mornings and afternoons. I know some of you are out of town, but I’d love to see those who are here. Just send an email back with your windows for those days. I’ll post more times as soon as I can.
Cheers,
Lucia

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Bravo! Gala concert and recitals

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday July 12th at 2:30 at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota for the gala concert of Bravo! Our own Meriel, Imala, Alec, and Nygel will be performing in many of the chamber groups, many coached by Bruce. Some of you will be ready by next summer to attend, and it would be fun for you to hear what it’s all about. There is also a casual concert this afternoon at 3:30 and a recital tonight at 7:30, both at Lloyd Ultan Hall at the School of Music.

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Welcome Baby Danah!

Say hello to Jiyoung’s baby girl!  Danah arrived on June 22. Congratulations to Jiyoung and her family. We miss you and look forward to working again in the fall!

Welcome Baby Danah!

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