Annual Spring Recital
June 11, 2023
Another marvelous Recital performance by all my talented students.
It was a delightful Sunday afternoon. Proud parents and happy grandparents came to watch and marvel as their children displayed their talents and played the music they've learned this past year.
I want to thank all my students for working and practicing diligently in order to polish their pieces. I also want to thank all the parents for the effort of taking them to piano lessons every week and for giving their children all they support they need in furthering their music education.
2023 ORMTA Competition Finals
BRAVO !!! What a spectacular performance by my students!
In the recent Finals of the 2023 ORMTA Piano Competitions in Etobicoke Mississauga, held last May 27-28, eleven of my students were in the finals. They brought home a total of TEN MEDALS - seven First Places, two Second Places, and one Third Place.
2023 ORMTA ASSESSMENT
ORMTA recently held its piano assessment in order to choose which students qualify for the Final Competition to be held next May. I am very proud to say, that as in all previous years, all my students who joined the assessments have qualified for the Finals.
CONGRATULATIONS - Sean Zhou, Noah Masucci, Jason Lau, Angelique Villacastin, Valerie Wang, Nathalie Magaso, Rheena Magaso and Helam Sim. Last December's assessment qualifiers are Marie Nasr, Marc Nasr, Joanna Rymbai,
ABOVE: Noah Masucci playing "Sonatina in G Major" by J. Dussek.
BELOW: Rheena Magasso playing "Sonatina Opus 55 #1" by F. Kuhlau.
2023 ORMTA MasterClass
Dr. Jared Dunn, Clinician
Sean Zhou Performing
One of my Grade 10 students, Sean Zhou, performs during a MasterClass under the direction clinician Dr. Jared Dunn shown seated in the foreground. Sean's piece was "Romanian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok.
Lita Zagala and other ORMTA teachers pose for a photo with Dr. Jared Dunn
A MasterClass in piano is a special class taught by someone who is an expert in a particular class of music. It fortifies and adds to the lessons that a student gets from his regular teacher. ORMTA holds MasterClasses on a regular basis for the benefit of students of ORMTA members.