Student Shout Outs
Triple Threat Program
Open House, January 21st!
The Academy will be opening its doors to students new and old from 1 - 3pm on Sunday, January 21st. Last Summer, we had 40 families come through, asking questions, meeting with the staff, eating food, winning prizes and participating in piano, guitar, acting and voice classes.
Tell your friends! Or better yet, bring them! We would love to see you there!
Annika Pillai passed her Level 4 Royal Conservatory piano exam!
Congratulations to following students who participated in the 2017 Metropolitan Music Festival competition:
Marcus Wong - 3rd place
Anna Zhou - 3rd place
Hayden Wong - Honorable mention
Sophie Huang - Honorable mention
Caitlyn Yee - Honorable mention
- Keyboard Prep 1 (Wed 5:00) Class: Lots of energy in the class from both students and parents! Huge improvement on note reading in December from one week to the next – keep it up! I was thoroughly impressed. Also, I love the students and parents in the class. Students help and teach each other, and the parents lend a hand when a parent is not available. Thank you for working hard with me. I applaud you!
- Ryan Lo (piano) almost finished, not just one, but two Christmas piano books in just a month! He was on fire! Way to go! (Pictured Below)
- Ian Kwon (piano) learned lots of Christmas songs for the holidays. Thank you for letting me be your singer during the lessons! Great job!
- Jia Chopra (piano) started private lessons this fall after several years of piano classes. In just a few months, she has done some beautiful playing at the lessons and on one of the recitals. Congratulations on the huge improvement!
Ivie Tran, Jasmine Tran and Yichi Zhang successfully completed their assessments on December 3rd. Ivie ( level 6 ) , Jasmine and Yichi ( both level 9 ) scored very high and they are looking forward to go to the next level.
I am very proud of them!
Ethan Hankins! With all the stress of starting Richard Montgomery High School this semester, you are still moving forward with both jazz and classical piano. You're my hero!
Amneet Basra and Stephanie Zambrano, two serious adult actors. Break legs in your upcoming auditions! You are serious actors who work hard. Congratulations!
Congratulations to past acting student Zoey Wexler for performing in Holiday Memories in Early December as the character Buddy
Congratulations to some of our Group Piano Class students who are making big moves into higher level classes!
Lucas Zeng just moved from Young Musician 1 up to Keyboard Prep 1!
Jenny Yu and Amy Xu just moved from Young Musician 1 up to Keyboard Prep 2!
Bravo to these class piano students!
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suzuki program holiday recital videos
Congratulations on a wonderful holiday concert on Sunday! I am so proud of the students' hard work and beautiful playing, and I know they enriched the lives of all who heard them.
As a parent, I am really proud and very thankful to Mrs. Leslie, for her fantastic teaching skills and great efforts in teaching David during the past two years! Congratulations to Mrs. Leslie, for her great contribution to the Academy which has had so many students perform at MCYO and PVYO for all these years!
Cathy (David's Mom)
The play runs just two weekends, January 26th through February 4th.
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A Collection of just a few of our Practice-a-thon Participants / Winners!
Sarah Marie Amjad
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Alice Jane Chen
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Thank you to all performers on the December recitals – for private students and for piano class students – for bringing your non-perishable food donations as part of the Recital Series Food Drive. This month, Academy students donated 92 pounds of food to Manna Food. Manna Food’s mission is to take our donations and distribute them to those in need of help in Montgomery County. Thank you, Academy performers!
Triple threat program
The Academy has a program for that. Students who take two classes of the triple get the third class free. Where possible, classes have been scheduled so that students can go to all three classes in a row. Wednesdays and Sundays have the most convenience for most age groups.
At this point, five students have entered the triple threat program and we expect it to grow. Good luck to you all and we look forward to working with you toward your goals!
IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES
3/26/18 - 4/1/18 - Spring Break
MONTHLY RECITAL DATES
January 6th, 2018