Classical Underground Performers

Music Scene :: Classical Underground 10th Season Opening

October 13, 2017 Blog, Piano 5 Comments

I first learned about the eclectic Music and Art Series, Classical Underground from a longtime former art student. I also had the…

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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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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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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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Zubin Grogg

Student Interview :: Zubin Grogg

February 3, 2017 Art, Blog, Featured, Piano 6 Comments

One of the privileges of being an Art and Piano teacher is staying in touch with my longtime students after they…

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Lucy Casarez

Piano Student of the Month :: Lucy Esparza Casarez

January 26, 2017 Blog, Featured, Piano 2 Comments

When my piano student, Lucy Esparza Casarez completed our Classic Series Volume 1 Piano Book for Beginners in exactly one year,…

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2016 Fall Piano Concert

Music Scene :: 2016 Fall Student Piano Concert

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Theta Sound Studios, Burbank, proud piano teacher Linda Wehrli hosted her annual Fall Student Piano…

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Dr. Stephen Pierce

Music Scene :: Stephen Pierce Student Master Class

November 6, 2016 Blog, Piano, Uncategorized 4 Comments

It was a treat to attend our CAPMT chapter’s Master Class with renowned pianist and instructor, Stephen Pierce on Sunday afternoon,…

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Vladimir Horowitz, Music History Blog, Pastimes for a Lifetime

Music History 101 :: Vladimir Horowitz

August 4, 2016 Blog, Featured, Piano 5 Comments

Did you know Vladimir Horowitz is considered one of the greatest pianist of the 20th century? I was ashamed that I…

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