Recitals and Performances

A Whole New World of Alan Menken

“A Whole New World of Alan Menken” Review

Last night I had the privilege of attending the debut performance of “A Whole New World of Alan Menken” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The delightful one-man show featured countless stories and songs from his career as an award-winning composer for Disney, Broadway, television, etc. Alan Menken has received many …

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Spring Piano Recital 2016

On June 3rd I held my Spring Piano Recital, in which many of my piano students performed. Every performer prepared two pieces: one classical and one “other” of their choosing. Our guests were privileged to hear everything from Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, and Mozart to Disney, Taylor Swift, musical theatre, and even Bollywood. I also had all the performers memorize …

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CAT Corona Performs Disney’s “The Jungle Book”

This past Friday, May 27th, I had the opportunity to attend a local performance of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” musical. The show was one of the spring musicals put together and performed by Christian Arts and Theatre (CAT) at the Corona Civic Center. One of my voice students was in the show, and I really enjoyed seeing him …

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How to Memorize Music: 16 Tips

Why Memorize? Many of my students are preparing for our upcoming piano recital, in which I require a certain level of memorization. Memorization is incredibly important when you’re performing because it demonstrates that you know the music inside and out. Performing music is far more than playing the notes — it is an art where you …

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