Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Mozart Spring Concerts THIS WEEKEND! [5/31, & 6/1]



All sessions are held at Foothill College's Appreciation Hall.
FREE




Come & see New Mozart's talented musicians perform this weekend!  

Our students' music will lift your spirits.  This is a family event and everyone is invited!


Tuesday, May 27 Location: Sanctuary, First Baptist Church (305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301)
5/27, Tue. [Concert 1] 5:30 pm
  • Harmony Road I-III Students of Teacher Christine
Saturday, May 31 Location: Appreciation Hall, Foothill College (12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022)
5/31, Sat. [Concert 2] 10 am
  • Students of Teacher Cristina
  • Students of Teacher Tatyana
  • Students of Teacher Patrick
5/31, Sat. [Concert 3] 12 pm *Accompanist available
  • Students of Teacher Robert
  • Students of Teacher Turi
  • Students of Teacher Yuri
  • Students of Teacher Osvaldo
5/31, Sat. [Concert 4] 2 pm *Accompanist available
  • Students of Teacher Lea (Private Lesson & Harmony Road Students)
  • Students of Teacher Herman
5/31, Sat. [Concert 5] 4 pm *Accompanist available
  • Students of Teacher Jenn
  • Students of Teacher Paul
5/31, Sat. [Concert 6] 6 pm
  • Students of Teacher Robbie
  • Students of Teacher Irina
  • Students of Teacher Zac
Sunday, June 1 Location: Appreciation Hall, Foothill College (12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022)
6/1, Sun. [Concert 7] 10 am
  • Students of Teacher Alexander
  • Students of Teacher Larisa
6/1, Sun. [Concert 8] 12 pm
  • Students of Teacher Alicia (Private Lesson & Harmony Road Students)
6/1, Sun. [Concert 9] 2 pm *Accompanist available
  • Students of Teacher Michele
  • Students of Teacher Olga
6/1, Sun. [Concert 10] 4 pm *Accompanist available
  • Students of Teacher Diane
  • Students of Teacher Matthias
6/1, Sun. [Concert 11] 6 pm
  • Students of Teacher Vincent
Directions:
Harmony Road Recital on 5/27 will be held at our main campus location, First Baptist Church.  Address for this location is: 305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Directions to Foothill College (Appreciation Hall)
12345 El Monte Rd., Lost Altos Hills, CA 94022
From I-280, take El Monte Road west; immediately bear right to enter the Foothill College campus, then turn right once again on the one-way loop road around the campus.
The first parking lot (Lot 1) on your right will be the shortest walk, there are steep stairs up the hill to the theater. For a longer but nearly level walk, continue driving around the loop road to Lot 6.
Appreciation Hall (building 1500 on the campus map) is located across the Smithwick Theater. Parking rules are enforced at all times; please bring $3 for the parking-permit vending machines located in each lot.



New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Find us on the web @ www.NewMozartSchool.com.

Friday, May 16, 2014

FREE Voice Performance Class [5/21 & 5/28]



FREE 
(New Mozart Voice Students Only)


When: May 21 & May 28, 6:00-7:30 pm
What: Voice Performance Class
Who:  New Mozart Voice Students
Instructor: Teacher Diane

Join us to practice your recital songs for a supportive audience. 

We will be working on group pieces (don't worry, we'll have some extra copies so that anyone can sing along!) and sharing solos. 

The focus will be on improving performance for New Mozart's upcoming spring recital! Everyone is encouraged to bring a solo song, but it is not required. If you would like to perform your solo, be sure to bring sheet music so that teacher Diane can play the piano for you. 

You're also welcome to bring a karoake track to play from your phone (we have a speaker for Ipod but it is older and won't work with the iPhone5.) 

Our group song will be "Do You Hear the People Sing" from Les Miserables.


Stay Tuned for our June Voice Studio classes!



Teacher Diane is an experienced vocal teacher whose students received numerous awards, and appeared on national TV, musical theatre & opera productions. 


New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Find us on the web @ www.NewMozartSchool.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Congratulations to New Mozart's Exceptional Students!





We did it again this year!  Here is a list of our accomplished voice, violin, & piano students who won prestigious awards in the past couple of months. 

NATS SINGING FESTIVAL WINNERS (voice students from Teacher Diane's Studio):
  • 1st PlaceArt Song 1.2 (age 10-13): Angela Wahler 
  • 1st Place, Musical Theatre 13.1 (age 16-17): Angelina Wahler
  • 2nd Place, Art Song 2.1(age 14-15): Leo Jergovic
  • 3rd Place, Musical Theatre 11.2 (age 10-13): Charlotte Macrae 
  • 3rd Place, Musical Theatre 12.2 (age 14-15): Leo Jergovic
  • 4th Place, Art Song 1.2 (age 10-13): Zoe Lo 

ASTA CERTIFICATE WINNERS (violin students from Teacher Michele's Studio):
  • Level 3: Sama Zaki (w/honors)
  • Level 7: Chloe Chang
  • Level 8: Marvin Li
  • Level 9: Nicolas Diaz-Wahl

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT WINNERS (piano students from Teacher Irina's Studio):
  • Level 2: Ella Leppert
  • Level 2: Artis Lay 
  • Level 4: Samantha Breen-Tsang
  • Level 6: Nicholas Nhien
  • Level 7: Brian Blair


New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Find us on the web @ www.NewMozartSchool.com

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Mozart Honors Recital Raised $1990!

Go here to check out more photos from the honors recital.



This was one of our best honors recital to date!!! 

We spent this past Sunday afternoon listening to the beautiful music of our most dedicated students. The awards ceremony following the recital honored these students' hard work which was witnessed by their proud families and teachers. 

Congratulations again to our music loving, hard working honor students!!! 

We're also happy to report that the honors recital raised $1990 for Music in the Schools, Escuela Caracol, and Common Hope!

Many thanks to our amazing families, students, office team, & teachers who made this recital possible.



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New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Find us on the web @ www.NewMozartSchool.com

Friday, March 14, 2014

Look Inside Our Harmony Road I Classroom


We stopped by Teacher Sarah's Harmony Road I class this past Saturday to see what students were learning in week 7.

Come and look inside our Harmony Road I classroom!

Emma gets ready to play Hide and Seek on the piano.

Learning solfege with the step bell is FUN!  

More step bell FUN 

Even more step bell FUN! :)

♪♫ See my parade of fingers... 1-2-3-4-5.  See my parade of fingers... Marching side by side. ♪♫


♪♫ Put a beat. In your feet. & Walk. Walk. Walk.  ♪♫


♪♫ Put a beat. In your feet. & Jump. Jump. Jump.  ♪♫


♪♫ Put a beat. In your feet. & Jump. Jump. Jump.  ♪♫


♪♫ Put a beat. In your feet. & Jump. Jump. Jump. ♪♫...  All around the town. ♪♫


♪♫ Oh Mr. Knickerbocker had a band... ♪♫


Tara's favorite drum


Children sing Hide and Seek in solfege.

♪♫Mi-Fa-Sol. Mi-Fa-Sol. Mi-Fa-Sol-Mi-Re-Do. ♪♫ Children sing & do the solfege movements to Hide and Seek.

♪♫Mi-Fa-Sol. Mi-Fa-Sol. Mi-Fa-Sol-Mi-Re-Do. ♪♫ Children learn how to read music & sing.




New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Find us on the web @ www.NewMozartSchool.com


Thursday, March 13, 2014

[Student Highlight] Bartholomew Baker


Bartholomew performs at the New Mozart Winter Recital on December 15, 2013.



1. How old were you when you first began studying music?  I started when I was 6 with Harmony Road I.  Then took Harmony Road II, III, & IV.  

2. What instrument are you currently studying, and who is your teacher? I'm studying piano with Teacher Larisa.

3. What pieces are you currently working on? I'm working on a lot of different things right now.  Most of these are in preparation for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Level 8 assessment in May.
  • J.S.Bach Two Part Invention #6 and #15
  • Mozart Sonata in C Major 1st Movement
  • Edvard Grieg's Puck
  • Debussy's The Little Shepherd from Children's Corner Suite
  • Etude #24 from Kabalevsky's 30 Pieces for Children
  • Study in D major for the left hand by Felix Swinstead
  • Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 3 No. 2
4. Can you tell us about your musical accomplishments/awards?  I've played in several honors recitals.  I passed the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Level 7 assessment last year.  I just received a merit scholarship from Interlochen to attend their Intermediate-Advanced Piano program this summer.

5. Tell us about your interests or accomplishments outside of music.  I like anime and playing Magic The Gathering. I'm involved in gymnastics with the Stanford Boy's Gymnastics Club and I'm competing at level 5.  We just finished the state competition where I got 2nd place in floor and placed 16th overall.

6. Why do you like studying music?   I like the applause I get when a piece comes together when I'm playing in a recital.

7. What do you want to be when you grow up?  An Olympic gymnast, a concert pianist, and an engineer.




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