Concert discount code!

Here are the details for the ticket offer for the Patricia Kopatchinskaja Concerts:

We are offering half price tickets for students and their families to any of the “Welcome Patricia Kopatchinskaja” concerts this weekend or next! The coupon code is now live and can be redeemed online by selecting tickets, proceeding to the basket and entering the code “halfprice.” The code should work at all price levels. We have the best availability for the concert tomorrow in Eden Prairie and the concerts on this Sunday 11/23 in Mahtomedi and the concert next Sunday 11/30 at Ted Mann.

If you or any of the students have any trouble you can call the ticket office at 651-291-1144 or can reach me directly at 651-292-4348. Feel free to email me with questions as well!

Sam Tygiel
T 651.292.4348 |

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May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 5

Hello Students and Parents,

Please join us at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concerts this week and next! I am sure they will be as unforgettable as every concert I have heard with Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Over the course of the next couple of weekends, she and the chamber orchestra will be performing some works that you’ve heard in our class from Alec, Imala, and Meriel, namely, the Bartok Roumanian Dances and Ravel’s Tsigane. This is not to be missed.

There is availability especially this Friday at 8 pm at Woodale Church, and on Sunday at 2 pm at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church at Mahtemedi.

Tune in for more ticket info here soon.

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May Class News, Vol. 13, No. 4

Dear Class,
This morning’s Performance Class will be short, and we will not need snacks. I have Jiyoung coming at nine for those students who are not in our Saturday Group A class: Sean, Giovanna, Fiona. The Saturday kids will begin class at 9:30. Then Bruce has a short Mozart movement from some university students. We are looking forward!

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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: 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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