Monday, November 23, 2015

New Mozart Faculty Recital Raised $315!

Many thanks to our faculty performers for an unforgettable concert yesterday! 

The evening began with the exquisite Bach Cello Suite #3 and the grand finale was the Pirates of Caribbean! smile emoticon

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support our talented faculty members.

We're super happy to report that we raised $315 for Escuela Caracol! 

New Mozart Faculty Recital, Nov. 22, 2015

New Mozart Faculty Recital Afterparty at NOLA

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Mozart Faculty Recital, Sunday, 11/22!

You already know that our teachers are pretty amazing at teaching.  But did you know that our teachers are some of the most highly respected musicians as well?  Come & enjoy the afternoon & get inspired!  

What:  New Mozart Faculty Recital 2015
Where:  Appreciation Hall, Foothill College (building 1500)
When:  Sunday, 5 pm, November 22
  • Catarina Ferreira (cello)
  • Simon Bokman (piano)
  • Ishtar Hernandez (violin)
  • Christopher Hewitt (piano)
  • Michele Walther (violin)
Tickets:  $15 - Adults | Children attend FREE

100% of the proceeds go to Escuela Caracol's meal program.  To find out about Escuela Caracol here. 

See you at Foothill This Sunday!   

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.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Look Inside Our Cello Studio (Teacher Catarina)

We stopped by Teacher Catarina's studio this past Friday. 
As you can see her enthusiasm & warmth shine through in these photos. 
Teacher Catarina will be performing this Sunday at the New Mozart Faculty Recital! 
Don't forget to come see her perform the beautiful Bach Cello Suite No. 3! **5 pm, Sunday, Nov. 22** Appreciation Hall, Foothill College

Friday, November 13, 2015

Look Inside Our Violin Studio (Teacher Michele)

We stopped by our violin/viola teacher Michele W's studio this evening. As with many of our teachers, Michele's worked with lots of talented students over the years. 2006 will be her 10th year teaching at New Mozart!
Michele is performing next Sunday at the New Mozart Faculty Recital! She would love to see you there!

New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Meet New Mozart's Distinguished Faculty - Dr. Eric K.

Meet New Mozart's distinguished faculty - Dr. Eric K.  

Eric Kujawsky is the founder and Music Director of Redwood Symphony, now in its 31st season (and, for most concerts, free for children). A conductor of far-ranging abilities, Dr. K has garnered acclaim for interpretations of works from every stylistic period and genre, with a special affinity for works of the 20th and 21st centuries. As a musician, Dr. K has performed as a member of orchestras, jazz bands, rock bands and choirs. Active as a music educator, he taught in the public schools for 25 years and has taught violin, viola, clarinet and saxophone privately for over 30 years. He has additionally taught at Notre Dame de Namur University and Canada College. 
His philosophy is that instilling a love of music is the most important step in ensuring that a student will become a lifelong musician, whether amateur or professional--and that parents play an important part in instilling that love.

Dr. K received Doctorate in Conducting from Stanford. His teachers have included Samuel Krachmalnick, Paul Vermel and Andor Toth. He has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, several Bay Area orchestras and choruses, and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Ramshead Productions at Stanford, and the CaƱada College Drama Department. Dr. K made his Davies Symphony Hall debut with Redwood Symphony and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in June of 1996. He is equally at home with symphony, opera, musical comedy or jazz, and is recognized as one of the Bay Area's foremost conductors.

Dr. K teaches violin, viola, clarinet, and saxophone.  He has worked with young beginners to accomplished professional musicians.

If you're interested in lessons with Dr. K., contact the New Mozart office. 

New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Meet New Mozart's Cello Teacher - Catarina

Meet Teacher Catarina! She is an accomplished cellist/teacher who has taught and performed all over the world! 

Teacher Catarina is an Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Portuguese cellist.  She has presented herself as a solo, chamber and orchestra cellist in venues across four continents, in countries such as the United States of America, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Catarina holds a Master of Music degree in cello performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with the famous Israeli soloist Amit Peled. Before coming to the USA, Catarina completed a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), in Manchester, UK, where she studied with a famous pupil of Mstislav Rostropovich: Karine Georgian. Alongside performing, teaching has always been Catarina’s passion; she has given masterclasses in Portugal and Malaysia, and has taught privately as well as in music schools in the USA, Portugal, and the UK.

Teacher Catarina is accepting new students.  Contact the New Mozart Office to schedule a complimentary trial interview. 

New Mozart School of Music
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

COME & MAKE MUSIC WITH US! It's Not Too Late to Register!

New Mozart Students & Teachers in Action

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Hi New Mozartians & Friends,

We hope you had a wonderful summer!  Our local schools began their fall session this week, and our office has also been super busy getting returning and new students registered for music lessons. 

Speaking of which..., have you had a chance to register for music lessons yet?

If you've been busy getting your child's fall schedule in order and haven't had the time to think about music lessons till now, don't forget to do so soon!  

Private lessons are available with the following instruments:
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Voice
  • Clarinet

Many of our teachers have just a few spaces left in their schedule, but we do have a few amazing new teachers with more openings as well.

Also check out New Mozart's highly acclaimed group program for children, Harmony Road: 
  • Music in Me (1 Spot Openwaiting list available
  • Harmony Road I (FULLwaiting list available

Why Should You Enroll Your Child in Music Lessons?

1.  It's FUN! 

Have you heard anyone say that he really hates music?  Everyone loves music!  

And just imagine how much more special it would feel to be able to play or sing.  There is no better gift to give your child, for that matter yourself, than music lessons.  The musical skills they will learn at New Mozart will last a life time.  

2.  Did you know that researches have shown that children who take music lessons do much better academically?  So it's not only fun but it brings this amazing added benefit as well.  

Why Is New Mozart the Best Choice?

1.  Over 500 students think so! Our reputation for providing the highest quality music lessons & classes have allowed us to become the largest music studio in Palo Alto.  And some of our families come from as far away as Berkeley, Fremont & Los Gatos!

2.  Highly qualified teachers who know how to make learning fun. We get a ton of resumes throughout the year from many excellent music teachers who want to work at New Mozart.  We carefully screen our teachers and only select a few experienced teachers that have shown excellent musicianship skills AND the ability to make learning fun. 

3.  Ability to schedule two or more children at the same time.  This will save you a lot of hours in driving!

We've Made Registering Really Easy Too!

You have 3 convenient options:  

1.  Call us & register by PHONE (650 324 2373) 
2.  Fill out the online registration form.
3.  Stop by the office & register on-site. 

Check out our programs listed below & register today or...  for those of you who have more questions,  give us a call.  Let us know how we can help. 


All Instruments (Ages 4-99) 

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, & Voice

"I am a professional, classically trained singer who has performed regularly at the New York Metropolitan Opera for the past 10 years...I have spent a lot of time in music classes for my young daughters, and The New Mozart School of Music is absolutely unique in its approach to teaching music to young children...We are so fortunate to have this amazing school in our community." -Malin Fritz Walrod 

Internationally Acclaimed Group Piano Program for Ages 3 - 7

Music In Me (Ages 3-4) 1 Spot Open
Harmony Road I (K-2nd) All classes are FULL

"I loved that Abi made so much progress on learning the keyboard, even though she was having so much fun she didn't even notice she was learning. She went from 'hunt and peck' to playing with five fingers on both hands (at age 3)!" - Andrea C., Abigail's mom


We look forward to making music with you soon!  Please let us know how we can help.

Musically yours,

The New Mozart Office Team
New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
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