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Mar 05

Studio Updates Spring 2012

By billalpert | Student News

Voice and Violin Studio Spring Break

The Studio Spring Break will be March 19th to the 23rd and will resume as normal on Monday March 26th. This is a normally scheduled break, and no lessons will be held during this period.

Spring Recital Date

We have set a tentative date for the Spring/Summer recital, Saturday, June 9th at 5:00. Please put this date on your calendars now and make every effort to be there. RECITALS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! We will confirm this date very soon.

Thank you and Happy Spring!!!

Oct 02

Studio Recital Announced

By billalpert | Events , Student News , Studio News

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Mark your calendars!

The Alpert Studio 2011 Winter Recital will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. All voice and violin students are required to participate.

Recital Rehearsal (with piano) will be held on Friday, December 2nd in the late afternoon. Rehearsal time slots will be assigned at your most convenient option possible.

Let’s all prepare for a wonderful and enjoyable event, in a fun and supportive environment. So polish up your song and get ready to perform!

May 24

Studio Recital and Summer Schedule

By billalpert | Student News , violin , voice

Just a reminder that our Spring Studio Recital is on Saturday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m., at the Studio Recital Hall. A map and directions can be found here.

The recital rehearsal is on Friday, June 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m. If you’ve not received a rehearsal time slot, you will receive one at your next lesson.
Violin students: please arrive at 5:00 p.m. The rehearsal will also be held at the recital hall.

Music must be either taped back to back, as in a book, or in non-glare sheet protectors. All music must be in a 3 ring binder.
Remember to bring your music to both the rehearsal and recital.



Voice Lesson Schedule:
No lessons June 6-10. Lessons will resume on Monday, June 13. Summer break: July 11 – August 12. No voice lessons will be taught during this period. Lessons will resume as scheduled on Monday, August 15. Please, if possible, try to schedule any break in your lessons during this period. Students who maintain their scheduled Summer lessons, will receive priority when scheduling lessons in the fall.

Violin Lesson Schedule:
No lessons June 20-24, as I will be attending a Suzuki Teacher’s Institute during this period.
No lessons: July 18-29, our scheduled violin studio summer break. Lessons resume on Tuesday, August 2.


Everyone have a great summer, and remember to practice!

Apr 03

Alpert Studio at Suzuki Graduation 2011

By billalpert | Student News , violin

Suzuki Graduation 2011
Pictured: Jessica Chao, Violin at SMAC-LA Graduation-Colburn School pictured with Bill Alpert

Congratulations to violinist Jessica Chao upon the event of her participation in the Suzuki Music Association of California’s Los Angeles Graduation event at the Colburn School. Jessica, age 10, was honored with the unusual distinction of successfully completing two volumes of Suzuki repertoire in a single year.

Kudos to Jessica for her accomplishments and to the Chao family for their dedication to her success. We expect to see Jessica at more such graduations, along with many of her fellow Alpert Studio Students. Bravo!

Dec 11

Don’t Just Sing: First Graduates

By billalpert | Student News , Studio News , voice

2010 Alpert Studio Master Class Participants

Danny Gurwin, Brandon Alpert and Don’t Just Sing Graduates

It’s truly exciting to see the growth of professional level skills in young performers, especially in a short six week span. That’s just what happened in these intensive sessions; each performer brought new life and new excitement to their song performances. Forging this strong connection between acting and singing is the mark of a mature performer. But it’s astonishing to see it in a 13 year old.

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As teachers, we seek to cultivate the patience and skills that give even the youngest students the ability to master both the technical and artistic challenges of performance. It’s a rewarding process for those who value personal growth as well as the arts.

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Kudos to our first Don’t Just Sing, Say Something master class graduates! The class was a hit all around! Look for more such classes in the near future.

Jul 12

A Magical Summer

By billalpert | Student News , Studio News

Genevieve Ellis and Maggie Anderson in Peter Pan

Summer finds a bevy of Alpert Studio students learning, rehearsing and performing. Currently in performance are students Maggie Anderson and Genevieve Ellis in a wonderful production of Peter Pan at the Lewis Family Playhouse of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets and information here.

More studio news will follow in the next few days. If you have news, and you’re part of our studio family, or know someone who is, let us know. We’ll be happy to post it for you.

Enjoy your summer!

Mar 21

Alpert Violin Studio @ LA 2010 Suzuki Graduation Event

By billalpert | Student News , Studio News

Zachary Rustenberg.jpgZachary Rustenberg: Giving it His All

Congratulations to students Jeremy Oh, Jessica Chao and Zachary Rustenberg who participated in the 2010 Suzuki Music Association’s Graduation Concert at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles. The Hall was packed, and all in attendance enjoyed a great afternoon of music in the company of the supportive greater Suzuki community. Kudos to all who attended!

Jessica and Jeremy.jpg Jessica Chao (lower left) and Jeremy Oh (upper right) lend their talents to Boccherini

Summer is ahead! Attending a summer Suzuki institute is a great way to inspire and motivate your young violinist, and can also be a fun, family oriented vacation. For those families interested in a summer Suzuki institute, here are a few options to consider:

Locally: organized by our own SMAC LA.

Throughout the US:

Please let me know if you have questions.

Remember, no violin lessons this week. See you the week of March 29.

Mr. Alpert