Calendar Updates

Spring Quarter – Ended on May 21st.
Summer Quarter – Lessons Begin June 7th.

MTAC-South Coast: Contemporary Flare on May 14th, 2016

Congratulations to all 3 students who participated in the Contemporary Flare on Saturday, May 14th!

Ivan L – Gold Medal (Age Category 11 and under)

Taylor H – Bronze Medal (Age Category 11 and under)

Preston H – Gold Medal (Age Category 12 – 13)


Events for Fall and Winter 2012-2013

It has already been 3 weeks into Fall Quarter lessons since we began in the beginning of September. At first, all of the returning/new students were very excited to start their lessons after a nice break. However, it took a longer period of time for most students to finally become well adjusted to the new lesson times, music, and routine practice schedule. I look forward to continue working with all students and help them achieve their personal musical goals for this coming school year!

The Calendar of Studio Events for the Fall and Winter Quarters has been sent via email or you can also download it here. A copy of the calendar will be given to each student. Events are subject to changes. Starting today, the digital copy of the calendar will be available in the DOWNLOAD section, please check regularly.



Oct 14th (Sunday) – Musicianship Classes

Oct 20th (Saturday) – MTAC Masquerade Fundraising Event

Nov 10th – 11th (Sat – Sun) – MTAC Classical and Romantic Showcases

Nov 18th (Sunday) – Musicianship Classes

Nov 20 -21 (Tues-Wed): No regular scheduled lessons. Make up lessons ONLY.

Nov 22 – 25 (Thurs – Sun): Thanksgiving Day – Studio Break

Nov 26th (Mon): Winter Quarter Lessons Begin

Nov 27th (Tues): Laura Chang’s Masters Recital in Cal State Fullerton

Fall Quarter Begins. Welcome back!

Welcome back, Everyone!

This past summer has ended quite nicely with most of the students participating in the formal Summer Theme Recitals at my Westminster Studio.

~ Thank You to all of the parents and siblings for being supportive and bringing in the refreshments.

~ Thank You to all of the participating students for being well-prepared to share your creativity and music making with your audience.

Last week on August 29th, we began the first week of Fall Quarter lessons. All of the students were excited to receive new music to work on and set new goals in their piano studies for this coming school year. I am very excited to continue the music learning and making journey with all returning / new students and parents!

~ The Calendar of Studio Events for the Fall and Winter Quarters has been sent via email. Please check your inbox. A copy of the calendar will be given to each student. You can also view the calendar here on the website (see right column). Events are subject to changes.

Highlights from Evan’s Senior Recital

For everyone who knows Evan, he held his very first own recital, and last recital with me, on Saturday, August 20th. Here are video clips from his Senior Recital, both solo and ensemble performances:

Sneak peek here:


Congratulations, Evan! We will all miss you! Best wishes to you and all of your future music endeavors!

Summer Theme Recital – August 14, 2011

Summer Theme Recital is this upcoming Sunday, August 14th.

Below is the schedule for the upcoming mini-recitals held at my Westminster Studio.  Due to the limited space in the studio, only TWO adults per family are invited to the recital.  Small children are welcomed but will need to sit on the adult’s lap or on the floor.  All student performers will be seated in the other room (or ‘backstage’) to accommodate seating for the audience in the studio.

Summer Theme Recital: Students will be performing their music and sharing how their chosen pieces are relate to the summer with the audience through their own drawings, paintings, and/or stories.

Dress Code: Semi-Casual.  No tennis shoes, flip-flops and jeans.

Location: Westminster Studio (16441 Magnolia St. Suite #A, Westminster)

Fee: Already included in summer tuition.


Recital #1 

1:00 – 1:45 pm

(5 families)

Recital #2 

2:00 – 2:45 pm

(6 families)

Recital #3 

3:00 – 3:45 pm

(6 families)

Haley H. 

Rachel Sw.

Preston and Taylor H.

Grant and Trevor R.

Lauren and Audrey V.

Lauren H. 

Isaac L

Andrea M.

Christina P.

Casey and Travis C.

Erin, Sean and Evan K.


Christina and Victoria T. 

Arielle and Rachel S.

Nancy H.

Cassidy H

Kyra L

Cindy O.

Students who will NOT be participating at this time are:

Yacov R., David S., Alisa K., Edden S, Khrystal and Sarah A, Chris T.
Madeline D., Tyler H., Emma L., Caroline L., Taylor U., Cameron U.


MTAC – South Coast: Contemporary Flare on Saturday, May 14th.

Erin K. – 1st place

Christina T. – 3rd place

Sean K. – 2nd place

Evan K. – 1st place

Summer Quarter Lessons Begins This Week!

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Contemporary Flare on Saturday, May 14th.  SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Erin K., Christina T., Sean K. and Evan K. for their accomplishments (See under Student Accomplishments).

Summer Quarter Lessons Begins This Week!

The summer lesson schedule and invoices will be send out this week. Lesson times for the first 3 weeks of June lessons.

By the second week of June, parents will be receiving End-of-year student progress reports and Fall Registration Forms for the next school year via email or in person.

A Special Note from Haley H.:

Haley wants to say Thank You to all of the parents and students who donated money at the May 15th Spring Recitals to help her fundraiser for her trip to Africa.  Because of your help and through other fundraising efforts, Haley is able to go on this special missionary trip to help the people in need in Africa in a few weeks!

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back Everyone!  Hoping that you all had a fun and relaxing summer.  I am very excited to begin this new school year with you all and looking forward to what it will bring.

* The Fountain Valley Studio is moving!  Beginning mid-September, the studio is moving to a Westminster location (near the cross streets of Magnolia and Heil, right off of 405 fwy).  The studio will be sharing a space with Alpha Advanced Tutoring Center.  All private lessons and upcoming musicianship classes will take place at the Westminster location.  All families and students will be notified in advance when the official change of location will occur.

The new studio address is: 16441 Magnolia St #A, Westminster, 92683

** After 5 years of the serving the Irvine Branch of Music Teachers’ Association of California, I am now sitting on the board of the Association’s newly formed South Coast Branch.  In this new school year, the South Coast Branch will be offering exciting events for all music students.  Branch events offered will include performance opportunities (such as competitive and non-competitive events), community service programs, and award ceremonies for accomplished HS seniors and CM participants. Please look at the 2010-11 Calendar of Events in your emails for more info.

Summer Quarter Ends…

We had a great End-of-Summer student recital yesterday! It was a nice turnout with the 19 students presenting music based on the Water Theme. Even though that none of the students actually got wet, but I believe that we were all soaked from listening to all different types of music related to water. I hope that all of the students have enjoyed listening to music and sharing their music with each other, playing games, and getting goodies!

Few announcements:

* This week (August 23 – 29th) is the Studio Break, no lessons are scheduled.

* Fall Quarter lessons / new lesson times will be begin next week on August 30th.

* More info along with an updated Studio Calendar of Events and students’ lesson schedules will be sent out this week via email or mail.

Have a great week!

August 8th Group Lessons

2010-08-08 13:00 – 2010-08-08 17:00