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April 27, 2019 | Steinway Junior Piano Competition

After 3 rounds and 130 applicants, the Steinway Junior Piano Competition finally concluded on April 27. We want to congratulate our Piano Talent students, Ryan Chun, Gabriella Handoko, Sally Yapto, for winning the top 3 prizes at the Steinway finals! We also want to congratulate our student, Ella Cho, who was a finalist in Division II (10-13) in this highly competitive event.

Division III (14-18)
1st Prize Winner: Ryan Chun (14)
2nd Prize Winner: Gabriella Prisca Handoko (18)
3rd Prize Winner: Sally Yapto (17)
Division II (10-13)
Finalist: Ella Cho (11)
Ory and I are very proud of all the students who have competed. You have all worked really hard. Congratulations!!

June 08, 2019 | End of School Year Student Concert

Featuring PTPA Young Piano Talents

You’re invited to attend the Piano Talent Performance Academy inaugural student concert!

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (No intermission)

Reception: 6:30 PM (Immediately after the concert)

Location: Herb Alpert Music Center at Los Angeles City College
Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall
855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Parking: Free parking in Lot #4 (Download free parking pass HERE)

Tickets: Free admission

Email Poster Final with date- End of School Year Student Concert

June 28 to July 2, 2019 | Ory Shihor as Featured Artist at MTAC State Convention

Hello everyone, this is Ory Shihor, founder of PTPA here in LA. I am so excited to announce that I will be a featured artist at the 2019 Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) State Convention this coming June in Santa Clara.

Each year MTAC hosts the State Convention, bringing together world-class artists, music educators and students to celebrate music performance and composition. Over 8,000 attendees experience a four-day extravaganza filled with seminars, performances, recitals, presentations, and master classes.

This year, I will be performing a program of Beethoven sonatas, conducting a concerto masterclass and presenting two seminars on how to ace your college piano auditions – One talk specifically for piano teachers and the other for piano students and their parents.

In my seminars, I will be talking about how to choose a well-balanced audition program, how to learn new repertoire from scratch in a way that’s effective and efficient so you can be ready for your auditions on time. I will also share with you some pro tips on how to get ready on your actual audition day so there will be no surprises!

So if you are a classical pianist, teacher, or student, you don’t want to miss this talk and all the other wonderful and educational events in this convention.  I hope to see you guys there!

For more information:  http://www.mtac.org/events-information/convention/

Ory Shihor as Featured Artist at MTAC State Convention