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Ready for the recital?

We finished the rehearsal for our recital today! A few more days until the actual recital! Let’s keep working hard!

Those are some shots from the rehearsal 🙂

Looking back at our Spring Recital 2016

We were a little slow with updating our event news about the Spring Recital, but here are some pictures! With our studio expanding every year, each recital has been different but we think that’s part of the fun.

This year, we found another great church in our neighborhood, but we didn’t know what to expect until the day of the recital. The recital day was very sunny which caused the church to be steaming hot with no AC inside. However, the staging was so beautiful and the piano was great. We just wish we could have given a rehearsal time for students like previous years. Regardless of having no rehearsal, everyone played very well and we thank all the family members and friends who provided a supportive audience!

Andrew

Andrew after performance

Krista

Krista after performance

First Group

Group Picture after the first half

Alex

Alex post performance

Group Two

Pre-performance of Group Two

Group Two

Group picture with Group TWO

Emma

Our young composer

Spring Recital 2016

We are excited to announce details of our annual spring recital in 2016!

Date: June 4, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: Part One 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Door Opens at 1:30 p.m.)
           Part Two 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Door Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
Place: West Point Grey Baptist Church (4509 West 11th Avenue)

Since our studio is expanding and we decided to save everyone from a three hour long recital with thirty students performing, we will have two groups playing at the two different times. We will hand out the details at your lessons soon!

The difference from last year is that there won’t be any rehearsal time. Considering how well everyone played at the Winter Party, we think it will not be necessary. However, we take this recital very seriously as the showcase of each student’s progress during the year, so if there is any feedback regarding having a rehearsal time, please let us know!

Lastly, participation for the recital is not mandatory but we highly recommend it. For those who feel they are not ready to play at this one, you are still encouraged to drop in and hear how your studio mates are doing and get an idea of what a recital performance is like! This is an open event, so please do invite your friends and families to celebrate your musical achievement!

recital

Winter Studio Party 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated and attended our Winter Studio Party! It was the first time for our studio and the idea came up a little spontaneously, but we appreciate all the support and yummy food from our students and their families.

Each time we have a performance, we see how much each student has grown and we are so very proud. Music is a wonderful tool for bringing people together and we enjoyed seeing everyone outside of our normal piano lesson format. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to celebrate with us!

Naoki took some pictures, but we are still learning how to use our camera to its full extent, so a lot of pictures went to the trash. Here are a few pictures and we will practice lots to get ready for our big recital in May/June!!

Aberthau Mansion

Beautiful Aberthau Mansion

Emma's first recital

Emma in action for her first public performance

Melody and Austin

Melody and Austin after his excellent performance

Group Picture

Our wonderful growing studio!

 

Studio Relocation

TruckExciting news for our studio!

We will be relocating at the end of November to a laneway house about five minutes southwest by car of our current location. Our studio at the moment is located on West 11th avenue and Collingwood street; and we are moving to West 20th avenue and Highbury street. Our teaching at the new studio will start on December 1, 2015. Please keep this in mind when you register for our studio!

5-minute walk from the Dunbar and W19th stop for the 7 and 25 buses.
5-minute walk from the Highbury and W16th stop for the 33 bus.
Free street parking available in the neigbourhood.