Wenjen Piano Studios
Music News

April 2016
Volume 18
No. 7
Inspiring Quotes
Seymour Bernstein

"When you practice properly, you engage your emotional world, intellectual world, and physical world.  Take it into your everyday life and make it a part of everything you do."--Seymour Bernstein

Click here to the link to Seymour, An Introduction, a movie directed by Ethan Hawke featuring the concert pianist and teacher, Seymour Bernstein,  on Netflix

Latest Press
Congratulations to Jaclyn Gerschultz, Certificate of Merit Senior Medallion Recipient and 14 years of study with Ms. Noreen at Wenjen Piano Studios!
Latest News
Competitions and Auditions
Certificate of Merit
Royal Conservatory MDP
Teacher's Notes
Competitions & Auditions

Certificate of Merit

May 1, 2016 (Sunday), Steinway Piano Gallery - Beverly Hills

May 12-14 Guild Auditions Torrance/South Bay

May 14th (Sat) MTACLB Sonatina/Sonata Competition in Seal Beach

May 20th (Fri) Royal Conservatory of Music, Music Development Program - Torrance Location

June 3-6 Guild Auditions Long Beach

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Music and Wellness

Music and the Brain

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Workshops

5/21/16 in Seal Beach (Awards Workshop**)
6/4/16 in Torrance-June Recitals

**Students cannot miss more than 2 performance workshops to qualify for awards at the May Awards Workshop


Please check Wenjen Piano Studios Events Calendar  for updates

Great effort everyone for Certificate of Merit 2016!  You should all be proud of how much you've accomplished this year!  Time to order your new theory books!

Congratulations to Robert Gerschultz and Irene Lee Keyboard Branch Honors Recital El Camino College 

Southern California Jr. Bach Festival 2016
Congrats to Irene Lee and Robert Gereschultz, who move on to the Bach Regional Competition on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at CSUDH.

2016. Senior Medallion Recital on April 17, 2016 at
(St. Mark's in Lomita) 

Southern California Jr. Bach Festival-South Bay Branch

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 Southern California Junior Bach Festival
Information for the MTAC South Bay Branch Participants
The South Bay Branch Southern California Junior Bach Festival for Keyboard will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 24027 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717. The Festival begins at 10:30 AM.  
Click here for the more SCJBF info on www.wenjenpiano.com
National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Auditions  Dates

Long Beach:  June 3rd (Fri.) through June 6th (Mon).
Torrance/South Bay:  May 12th- (Thurs.) 13th (Fri)
See email for fees.
Click here for the more Guild Auditions info on www.wenjenpiano.com
Student Notes
Jaclyn Gerschultz has studied at Wenjen Piano Studios with Ms. Noreen for 14 years!  She will graduate from Sage Hill in June and plans to attend U.C. Berkeley in the fall.  Congratulations Jaclyn!

Good luck to the students performing on the piano at their school talent show:  Mia Jenkins, Austin Lee, and Alexis Lee.

Danielle Jacobson played Innocence Op. 100  by Burgmuller in her student Showcase at Oak Middle School.

Teacher's Notes
Noreen Wenjen - Upcoming Presentations

Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:00-3:00 Carmel Room

* Zoom, Text, Tweet!  Interacting with Today's Music Students through Videos, Websites and Technology - How to use apps, videos, websites, and technology to communicate with today's students, reinforce your lessons, and enhance your teaching business (MTAC State Conference, July 2016)

Small Group Coaching Session
Separate Pre-registration is required for this limited-a endance session 

Saturday, July 2, 2016 4:00pm-5:30pm with Noreen Wenjen
Is your studio in need of a technology faceli ? Talk one on one with an expert on how to incorporate the newest technology in your personal teaching studio. 

Monday, July 4, 2016 10:00-11:00 Carmel Room
Round Table Discussion
with Edward Francis, Jeremy Siskind, Deborah How, Noreen Wenjen 

Noreen attended the Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA) National Conference April 2-6, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

The upcoming CAPMT State Conference will be October 14-15, 2016 at Cal. State Long Beach with Keynote Presenters Marvin Blickenstaff and Dennis Alexander.  

Updated Website!
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Looking forward to our upcoming events!
Noreen Wenjen
Wenjen Piano Studios
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