Performance Opportunities

CAPMT Piano Solo/Ensemble Auditions 

Most of my students are involved with this program. 

         All Levels open to all ages

         Fee:  $30.00 per student solo, levels 1-3
                  $35.00 per student solo, levels 4-6
                  $40.00 per student solo, levels 7 - 9
                  $25.00 per student ensemble, all levels

         Dates:  Saturday, November 17  -- Community Baptist Church, San Luis Obispo

For Piano Solo Auditions, the students memorize 2 pieces and also play a duet (with music).    For Ensemble Auditions the students (duets or ensembles) may play with music.  The students are adjudicated and will receive a rating and written comments from an experienced adjudicator, as well as a certificate.  Students earning a rating of 5 are invited to perform at the CAPMT (California Association of Professional Music Teachers) Piano Solo and Ensemble Festival.  This year the date and location of the Northern Festival is Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Peace Lutheran Church, Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA.  The date and location of the Southern Festival is Saturday, Feb. 6. 2016, at the Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, CA


CAPMT Honors / Contemporary Competitions

Honors Auditions is decided by the student and teacher on an individual basis.

This is a statewide audition program for serious, competitive students of all instruments and voice, excluding organ.  Honors Auditions foster advanced competition skills through heavier repertory demands.

      Fee:  $50.00

      Date:  Saturday, February 9, 2019--Saint John's Church, Arroyo Grande

The Contemporary and Honors' finals will be held  April 6, 2019, in San Gabriel Valley.

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Competitions** 

MTNA Competition involvement is decided by the student and teacher on an individual basis.  There are 4 levels:  Elementary, ages 5-10 (for composition only), Junior, ages 11-14, Senior, ages 15-18, and Young Artist--college.

The MTNA National Competitions PERFORMANCE (State Level: California) will take place on November 14, 2015 at UC Santa Barbara; winners will move on to the MTNA National Competitions PERFORMANCE (Division Level:  Southwest United States), location TBA.    Winners at the Southwest Division Level will move on to the MTNA National Competitions PERFORMANCE FINALS, which will take place at the 2016 MTNA National Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 1-5, 2016.

**2018-2019 MTNA National Student Competition Information is now available online.  Online Application Deadline:  Wednesday,September 12, 2018 , 3:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 noon PST)

Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long

This is an annual, all-student event. 

Date:  December 13, 2018

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Piano Studio (2040 Summit Drive)

Piano Evaluations

The majority of my students are involved in this program.

This is an end-of-year evaluation for both  students and teacher.  The students will receive written comments and evaluations from an experienced adjudicator, as well as a certificate.  This program develops and evaluates performance of repertoire, technique, (scales, chords, etc.) sight-reading (music reading), written theory, and ear training.  Students will memorize 2 out of 3 required pieces of their choosing, each from a different period of music history

Fee:  $35.00/$40.00 depending on level

Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2019  **Please put this date on your calendar!!

Time:  Individual times TBA

Location:  Piano Studio (2040 Summit Drive)

2 Student Recitals

These are sponsored by the Central Coast Music Teachers Association (CCMTA).  They are optional, but a wonderful opportunity to perform  and  hear other students from all over the county playing a variety of music.  Often times, the students who participate hear some piece of music that they would like to learn.


Date:  Sunday, Feb. TBA, 2019

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Location:  TBA


Date:  Sunday, May TBA, 2019       

Time:   2:30 p.m.

Location: TBA

Studio Recital

This is an all-student event.

Date:  1st or 2nd weekend in June, 2019  

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA (usually in Paso Robles)