Erin Eckstein

Student Interview :: Erin Eckstein

As an instructor, it is such a treat to hear back from longtime students who have recently graduated from college and…

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Benjamin Krasner

Music Scene :: Pianist Benjamin Krasner

As a subscriber, I look forward to receiving concert notices from Classical Encounters. To be honest, I’ve been attending Master Classes…

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2017 June Student Piano Concert Group

Music Scene :: June 2017 Student Piano Concert

June 27, 2017 Blog, Featured, Piano 5 Comments

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the beautiful Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, proud piano teacher Linda Wehrli of Pastimes for a…

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Nick Alm, Arcadia Contemporary

Art Scene :: Nick Alm “Urbanized”

June 14, 2017 Art, Blog, Featured 5 Comments

“I aim to communicate what is inherently and universally human, transcending cultural codes and trends. It’s not my goal to criticize or change…

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Alessandro Vena

Interview :: Pianist Alessandro Vena

Back in July 2014, I had the pleasure of interviewing pianist Alessandro Vena about the release of his fifth recording for…

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Casey Baugh

Art Scene :: “Exposed” • Casey Baugh Solo Exhibit

In January 2016, I had one of the most memorable days of my life; I attended a Casey Baugh Charcoal Demo…

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Federico Mompou

Music History 101 • Federico Mompou

If I were asked to name off famous pianists and composers, I would list classics like Mozart, Chopin, Bach, etc. After asking…

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Yoga for PIanists

Guest Blog :: Fitness for Pianists

You may not be aware of this, but a major part of Pastimes for a Lifetime‘s piano curriculum provides vital tips…

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2016 DT Burbank Arts Festival

Art Scene :: 2017 Downtown Burbank Arts Festival

April 29 and 30, 2017 marked Pastimes for a Lifetime’s 22nd Annual Outdoor Student Art Showcase. This year we had the honor…

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Mario A. Robinson

Artist Interview :: Mario A. Robinson

It was a privilege to feature one of my favorite master painters, Mario Andres Robinson in our next Artist Interview blog! I…

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