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BRANCH ANNOUNCEMENT
    9/24/2023 Branch Recital

Event Time:  1pm-4pm Sunday, September 24th, 2023
Event Address: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

- Maximum three students per studio. Maximum ten minutes combined per studio.
- One student per registration form. Registration is due by August 31st, 2023.
- Registration Fee $20/student due by August 31st, 2023.  Non-refundable.  Important:  right after you submit the Google form, the payment link and the passcode will be sent to you automatically. 
- This application is first-come first serve basis.

    The Blankenship Memorial Project Fundraising Campain

Our branch has launched its 2023 fundraising campaign for the Blankenship program.  Will you please make a donation to keep this important program flourishing?  Your donation is tax-deductible.  Click on this secure link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-for-needsbased-music-scholarships

PAST EVENTS
    Young Artist Guild Recital: Ryan Wang

Date: September 16, 2023 (Free Event)

Time: 7:00 PM

Performer:  Ryan Wang

Location: 

First Presbyterian Church

2020 5th Street

Livermore, CA 94550

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9.16.23 YAG Concert
    2023 MTAC Convention

The MTAC State Convention was held from June 30th through July 3rd, 2023.

MTAC State Convention
    Lecture (Online) Nahre Sol 

Date: March 26th, 2023

Time:  1 pm - 3 pm

Title: Modern-Day Classical Music

Description: "Helping students see the relevance of classical music and compositional techniques in our daily lives and how to incorporate that knowledge in their future study"

Click here for the lecture video

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    3/18/2023 Branch Recital

Event Time:  4pm-6pm Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Event Address: 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    3/16/2023 Lecture,
Music Testing Overview & Comparisons: MTAC, CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, ABRSM, and more! 

Time: March 16th, Thursday 10 am over zoom

Participating Branches: Alameda, Alameda East, Delta, Contra Costa

Lecturer:  Grant Kondo, NCTM  (bio)

Session Title

Music Testing Overview & Comparisons: MTAC, CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, ABRSM, and more!

 

Session Description

This session will explore various music testing options for your students.  Using MTAC's familiar Certificate of Merit program as a baseline, we will compare and contrast other opportunities offered by MTAC, as well as other organizations such as CAPMT/MTNA, RCM, Piano Guild, NFMC, ABRSM, and others.

Please click here for the lecture video and the resources introduced in the lecture.

    2/11/2023 7th Alameda East Piano Competition

Our 7th Alameda East Piano competition was held on Saturday, 02/11/2023 at the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore. Thank you to all the participants, and warm congratulations to all the award recipients.

 

* Link to the list of award recipients

* Link to YouTube video of the performance 

    12/10/2022 Teen Recital

Event Address: at Carefield Senior Center, Pleasanton.

    10/15/2022 Branch Recital
    10/3/2022 Lecture:  Jamie Narushchen

When: Monday, October 3rd, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: Ballet Accompaniment as a career 

Lecturer:  Jamie Narushchen

Description: An overview of the roles a pianist has at a ballet company and its school. This talk covers the skill sets required to be a successful ballet accompanist. A dancer will be part of the lecture and demonstration.

Bio - Jamie Narushchen joined San Francisco Ballet School as an accompanist in 1987, and in 2013, was named a Lee R. Crews Endowed Pianist for San Francisco Ballet, a position he holds in addition to his current work for the School. As both the pianist supervisor and music teacher for SF Ballet School, Narushchen accompanies class and rehearsals, teaches music classes, and organizes the schedules of full and part-time pianists for about 130 classes weekly that require live accompaniment. more

    Young Artist Guild Recital: Spencer Cha

Date: September 3 (Free Event)

Time: 7:00 PM

Performer:  Spencer Cha

Location: 

First Presbyterian Church

2020 5th Street

Livermore, CA 94550

Spencer Cha, 17, is a pianist and composer from Los Altos, CA.   

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    6/6/22 Alameda County East Luncheon Social

When: 6/6/2022, Monday 11:30am - 2:00pm
 

    5/21/2022 Branch Recital

Date: May 21, 2022 (Saturday)

Event Address: Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Pleasanton
Click here for the program.

5_21_22 Branch Recital

Thank you to all the participants and congratulations to the winners!

The 6th Alameda East Piano Competition 

Click here for the results.

Click here more pictures

    3/19/2022 Branch Recital (Virtual)

Date: Mar.19th, 2022

Time:  4:00 pm

    February 7th Guest Lecture by Barbie Wong "Engaging Parents for Students' Success" (Virtual)

Date: Feb. 7, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic Description: When we help parents learn why it's important and how to best support our student's music-making, they will practice more consistently and effectively at home, become more joyful at their lessons, and develop into adults with a deep love for music.

Short bio on our guest speaker Barbie Wong

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Click here to find an experienced local teacher!

The Blankenship Memorial Project

Give the gift of music lessons. Donate here to our Blankenship Project, providing need-based financial aid to qualifying students in the Tri-Valley area.

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