On Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Keyboard Concepts Sherman Oaks showroom, founder and piano instructor, Linda Wehrli of Pastimes for a Lifetime hosted the annual Spring Student Piano Concert.

Store manager, Adam Chester was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for making this special space available to the school. Adam regaled the audience with his witty and interesting tidbits about the store, his background as a pianist, composer, conductor, and author, and the jaw-dropping Yamaha concert grand they graciously made available.


Master of Ceremonies, Radina Veliova, vocal coach of Vocals on Stage introduced each student and their piece with wit and warmth.


This year’s show included classical and contemporary solos performed by eight of Linda’s students.


Click the links to watch their performances on YouTube.
Aidan Caplan
Prelude No. 1
Etude Opus 25, No. 1
Berceuse Opus 57

Eileen L.
My Favorite Things
The Clear Stream

Cameron Carr
Etude #20, Jazz Waltz
The Desert and the Parched Land

Chris K.
That Grace May Abound
Sepia Tones
Prelude in A Major, Opus 28, No. 7

Ryan P.
Sunday Blues
Pink Panther Theme
Minuet in F
By the Sea

Michael G.
Gymnopedie No. 1 Excerpt
In a Minor Mood

David G.
Spring Colors

Ryan B.
Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2, Excerpt
Waltz Opus 39, No. 15 Excerpt

Linda presented each student performer with a beautiful Certificate of Merit acknowledging their hard work.

Office manager extraordinaire, Jessica Lee Sanders greeted guests and assisted with refreshment table duties in addition to behind-the-scenes assistance in creating the programs, certificates of merit and concert-related correspondence with student performers and their families. Guest Mrs. Penka Kouneva presented Linda and Jessica unexpectedly with beautiful bouquets. What a lovely and thoughtful treat!


Linda’s hubby and fellow pianist and composer, Barry Michael Wehrli expertly videotaped the performance in addition to assisting with set up and clean up.


Barry Michael Wehrli filmed Pastimes for a Lifetime's 2019 June Student Concert


Following the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the pleasure of closing the program with two solo piano performances.
Lent et Mélancolique
Gato La Mayor No. 1


Linda Wehrli performs at Pastimes for a Lifeitme's 2019 June Student Concert


After the concert, students and guests enjoyed delicious gourmet empanadas and desserts by Chef Karla Peguero and her sister Meridys of Cake Bash Studio.

Cake Bash Studio

Chef Karla Peguero and her sister Meridys of Cake Bash Studio


A delectable fruit platter and other finger foods were generously donated by students’ families.

Performers and staff received tasty artisanal chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs. It’s a tradition!


A heartfelt thanks to the dedicated piano students and their families, staff and Keyboard Concepts for making this memorable concert possible.

Thanks to photographer Katie Stone for taking such timeless photos.

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Pastimes For a Lifetime Art and Piano School is located in Valley Glen, California. 818-766-0614. School is open Tuesday – Saturday year round, except for major holidays.

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