From Practice to Performance

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A workshop by Burton Kaplan

Solutions to four music practice dilemmas…..

  • “I played it perfectly just before I went on stage…but my performance let me down.”
  • “it sounded so good a moment ago; why can’t I make it sound like that again?”
  • “I often feel that I have to start over again each day.”
  • “I cannot sustain my concentration. My mind wanders.”

When: Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 am

Where: Lincoln Glen Church

2700 Booksin Ave., San Jose

Burton Kaplan has extensive experience with musicians of all instruments and ability levels ( beginners to Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians). His practice and performance techniques dramatically enhance each musician’s development. Watch as he works with two musicians at our program….

Financial Presentation


by Willy Hermanto, Financial and Investment Advisor

-Knowing the rules and mastering the money game

  • Tax rule changes-how that would impact you

  • Inflation

  • Retirement plans

-It is not about what you make, but what you keep

-Build income for life

When: February 14

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Place: Lincoln Glen Church

2700 Booksin Ave., San Jose

January Program by Dr. Ya-Liang Chang

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Essential Teaching Tips for Beginner – Elementary Students, and Beyond..

 Experienced awkward hand position, bent joint, very little practice or counting problems? This workshop provides solutions to these common issues by focusing on three teaching aspects: The Fundamental Techniques that shape the future advanced playing, the Efficient Practice Strategies that ensure successful at-home practice, and the hall of fame Music Apps that make the reading/counting drills and ear training so much more fun!

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Time: 10-11:30 am
Place: Lincoln Glen Church
2700 Booksin Ave. San Jose
Click here to see Dr. Ya-Liang’s bio: Short bio 17


Certificate of Merit Meeting

All teachers who are planning to enroll students in the Certificate of Merit program must attend the orientation meeting. There will be two orientation-meeting times offered.

The first is Wednesday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m.
The second is Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Meetings will be held at Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose 95125.

October 1 – October 31 is the Enrollment period. Enrollment closes at 5PM on October 31.
Upon close of enrollment the parents of your students will be able to access the website and pay the CM fee directly.

November 1 – 10 is the period when a parent can go online and pay the CM enrollment fee. If the fee is NOT paid by November 10 at 5PM, they are automatically dropped from the program.

January 15 is the deadline for entering repertoire for ALL sections.