Solène Le Van Interview

My students, family and friends know I am a champion of under represented composers whose authentic and exquisite works need to…

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Ruby Vickers • Student of the Month Interview

Pastimes For A Lifetime is launching a Student Interview blog series honoring dedicated art and piano students who make the creative…

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John Salmon, Pastimes for a Lifetime Blog

“Add On Bach” • John Salmon on Taking Liberties with J.S. Bach

I first learned of Professor John Salmon of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, back in June 2014. He emailed…

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Student Artists Create Paintings for Peacock Foundation

Earlier this month, my fellow Rotarian and friend Lisa Peacock asked me for a special favor with a tight deadline. Here’s…

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A Night at the Art Studio, fundraiser for CoachArt

A Night at the Art Studio • Supporting CoachArt, Helping Chronically Ill Children & Their Families

September 8, 2014 Art, Blog, Featured, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Pastimes for a Lifetime Art & Piano School is proud to announce its first annual fundraising event for CoachArt, an organization…

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Bossa Nova • Music Appreciation 101

Ever since my dad first played his Cal Tjader’s Soul Sauce LP on the hi-fi he built back in the early…

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Welcome to the Mysterious World of Steampunk Art!

July 6, 2014 Art, Blog, Featured 4 Comments

      As an aspiring artist, I am always looking for new coffee shops, galleries, and other small businesses in…

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Interview with Internationally Acclaimed Pianist, Alessandro Vena

After having published my blog interview with renowned pianist, Jura Margulis I was delighted to receive an interview request from internationally…

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Interview with Artist Melissa Chandon

While at the 2011 L.A. Art Show, my attention was riveted by a collection of unique paintings featuring Americana icons such as…

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Interview with Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist, Jura Margulis

At a Classical Encounters home concert last year, I was blown away by the solo piano performances of virtuoso, Jura Margulis….

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