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Branch Meeting - Teacher Discussion

We had a lovely meeting in September and there are still some additional topics on the discussion list. Therefore, we will pick up where we left off on Friday, January 10, 2020. As the state program Certificate of Merit will be coming up in March, we could discuss CM topics and how to prepare students for success.
9:45-10:00 - coffee
10-11:30 - meeting
11:30-12:00 - Show your artistic talents by playing a new composition, showing an art drawing, reciting a poem, or displaying your photographs
Please use this link to sign up http://teachersdiscussion.rsvpify.com/

Date:          Friday, January 10th, 2020
When:        9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:       Lessons on B
                    1529 S. B St. 
                    San Mateo, Ca. 94402

Concert For Kids

Concert for kids on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at 777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay - Musical Odyssey concert series for children and families featuring the Friction Quartet , whose performances modernize the chamber music experience and expand the string quartet repertoire. Check out the newsletter for information about the program.

Date:          Sunday, January 26th, 2020
When:        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where:       Community United Methodist Church
                    777 Miramontes St.
                    Half Moon Bay, Ca. 94019

Yag Recital - Pianist Leslie Jin

Another chance to hear a very talented pianist in a Young Artist Guild Recital. She is a student of one of our own San Mateo Branch members!

Date:          Saturday, February 8th, 2020
When:        7:00 PM
Where:       Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
                   149 Manzanita Ave.
                   San Carlos, Ca. 94070

Branch Recitals

The next Branch Recitals will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020. The sign-ups for this recital will be open soon. There will be two recital times back-to-back. Looking forward to seeing you all and hearing your students!

Date:          Sunday, February 9th, 2020
When:        2:30 PM - 4:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where:      Lessons on B
                   1529 S. B St. 
                   San Mateo, Ca. 94402
    

Community Outreach Concert

Please mark your calendars for our next community outreach recital on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:30PM at the San Carlos Elms. Students of all ages and levels (and instruments) are welcome to participate. More information and a sign up sheet will be provided later.

If you are signing up students, check out this link for more information: Guidelines

Date:          Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
When:        1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where:       San Carlos Elms
                    707 Elm St.
                    San Carlos, Ca. 94070

Violin Masterclass with Lisa Lee

Masterclass for intermediate-advanced students (signup information to follow at a later date)

Lisa Lee is an alumna of San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division and maintains an international career as a performer and educator. She has been awarded top prizes in the Tadeusz Wronski International Solo Violin, Irving M. Klein International String, and the G. Zinetti Chamber Music International competitions, as well as first prizes from the International Sheffield Violin, Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Concerto, and San Francisco Symphony Concerto competitions.

Date:          Sunday, April 5th, 2020
When:        3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:      Lessons on B
                   1529 S. B St. 
                   San Mateo, Ca. 94402

Lecture with Jazz Pianist Yuko Maruyama

Lecture presentation: Learn to Play from Chord Charts
Learn jazz harmony on piano using chord charts to arrange, compose and improvise. Topics include chord voicing, analysis and various jazz improvisation exercises. This is a great lecture for teachers interested in learning about reading chord charts and teaching jazz improv to students. Read more about Yuko Maruyama here: https://yukomaruyama.com/about/

Date:          Sunday, April 26th, 2020
When:        3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where:      Lessons on B
                   1529 S. B St. 
                   San Mateo, Ca. 94402
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