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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.     

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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.

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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, 

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ABOVE: Noah Masucci playing "Sonatina in G Major" by J. Dussek.

BELOW: Rheena Magasso playing "Sonatina Opus 55 #1" by F. Kuhlau.

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2023 ORMTA  MasterClass

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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.

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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.

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2022 Christmas Play-In & Party

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2022 Spring Recital

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My student Sean Zhou won 2nd Place in the ORMTA Greater Toronto Area Piano competitions recently. Congratulations Sean.

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Congratulations to my students who participated in the 2022 ORMTA Assessments. All are moving up to the Scholarship Competitions to be held in May this year. 

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Congratulations to Sean Zhou 

 for winning the Branch Zone Intermediate Competition.  He will represent the Etobicoke-Mississauga branch in the GTA competitions in June.

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2021 Christmas Play-In

Please visit the videos of our last Christmas Program by going to the subsection "More Photos & Videos" under Gallery, or click Read More button  I hope you enjoy watching.  

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PHOTO ABOVE -- 2019 PRE PANDEMIC CHRISTMAS PLAY-iN  

I miss gathering my students together for some fun, like the photo above taken in December 2019.   I wish we could go back to normal when I could resume our traditional Christmas Party and Play In for my students.  So much fun with kids enjoying a Holiday get together where they can show off their piano skills to one another. That said, here is WISHING EVERYONE A VERY MERRY & BLESSED CHRISTMAS, and I hope everybody is staying safe.

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September 2021 - My students are now able to return to my studio for IN PERSON lessons.

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September 2021: We practice all safety protocols such as sanitizing the room after each lessons, only the student and one parent are allowed during lessons.  Masks are required, social distance is maintained, etc.

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