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Nov 14

Winter Recital Reminder

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

It’s recital time! This year’s Winter recital will be held on: Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (rehearsal November 30 approx. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

Rehearsal for this year’s recital will be on Friday, November 30. The rehearsal will start approximately around 4:30 at the recital hall and we hope to finish up around 6:30ish. You will be given a rehearsal time slot during the month of November.

Remember our new studio location: Rehearsal and Performance will be held at 10722 Arrow Route, Suite 616; directions and map may be found here: https://www.thealpertstudio.com/contact/ 



Thanksgiving Week: Remember, no regular voice or violin lessons will be held during Thanksgiving week.

Happy Holidays,
Bill and Melanie Alpert
holiday food
Nov 01

Voice Lesson Schedule for November and December 2012

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

Hello Everyone,

Here is the voice lesson schedule for November and December. In November, there will no lessons Nov. 19th through the 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving! They will resume the next week and then regular scheduled lessons will end after the recital on Dec. 1st for the Holidays and resume the week of January 7th.

I know there are some of you that have competitions and college auditions coming up, so if you need a voice lesson after Dec. 1st and before Dec. 14th, please let me know at your last regularly scheduled lesson. These lessons will be by appointment and may not be at your regular time.

Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season to each and every one of you!

–Melanie Alpert

holiday food

Oct 31

Violin Lesson Schedule for November and December 2012

By billalpert | Studio News , violin

Dear Students and Families:

Here is my violin teaching schedule for the next two months:

There will be no violin lessons between Nov. 19th through the 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving! Lessons will resume the following week, and continue through December 14th. There will be  no lessons between December and January 4. Lessons will resume according to normal schedule on January 7, 2013.

Please remember that these are regularly scheduled breaks in my teaching schedule; normal tuition applies each month, as your annual tuition is divided into 12 monthly payments.

Last, but not least, remember to play your instrument during the holidays! Use the time for review, polishing up songs or just playing holiday tunes for fun.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

–Bill Alpert   

Oct 18

Soprano Meets Cello

By billalpert | Events , Studio News , voice

Melanie Alpert sings at Cellopera event with John Walz in Pasadena

CellOpera concert – Oct. 27 – 8:00 p.m.

What do celebrated cellist John Walz, the Alpert Studio and the world of opera have in common? Well, for one, Mr. Walz is a lifelong friend of the Alpert family, is principal cellist of the LA Opera and is an almost fanatical devotee of the operatic stage!

On October 27, Melanie Alpert, soprano and Larry Kaplan, flutist, will join Mr. Walz for Cellopera: A Night at the Opera. It will surely be a memorable evening for anyone who loves the cello or operatic song. Pianist Edie Orloff will accompany this stellar cast of performers.

Please join us for a wonderful evening. The event will be held at 8 p.m. at Boston Court, in Pasadena. Ticket information can be found here. Use discount code Cello to receive a $5 savings on your tickets.

Sep 30

Studio Grad Hits Her Stride in New York

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

Maggie Anderson leads as Fay in Anyone Can Whistle at Pace University, New York
Congratulations to Studio alumna Maggie Anderson on landing the lead role of Fay in Pace University’s production of Steven Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle! This gifted girl will have the Broadway world at her feet soon enough!

Here is a sample of her work, in Ryan Scott Oliver’s (composer of Disney’s upcoming film Freaky Friday) premier of Jasper in Deadland! Enjoy!!!

p.s. And yes, that’s Maggie in the poster!

Aug 18

Studio Student Megan Holiday: On-Air Radio Personality Extraordinaire

By billalpert | Student News , Studio News , voice

Sometimes voice lessons are more than about singing. Such is the case of studio student Megan Holiday whose warm and resonant speaking voice captured the attention of radio station KITS-FM, in San Francisco. Megan is an nightly on-air personality for this top CBS radio station in the Bay Area market.

Here’s her live interview with Coldplay, one of the world’s best-selling bands. Coldplay has sold over 55 million records worldwide. Hear band leader Chris Martin compliment Megan on her voice in the opening moments of the interview! (audio player below)

Megan is still highly interested in performing as a singer. Stay tuned, as I’m sure we’ll be hearing great things from this talented young artist soon! In the mean time, you can follow her work here. She’s on-air daily from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Kudos to Megan; we’re very proud of her accomplishments!

Jun 18

Alpert Studio at Great American Songbook Finals with Michael Feinstein

By billalpert | Reviews , Student News , Studio News

Photos:Mark Alan Lee
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Congratulations to Genevieve Ellis and Kelly Muller who were recently honored to participate in the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition. Kelly and Genevieve were national finalists in the competition, and as such were guided in a master class by Michael Feinstein and Sandi Patty.

Excerpted from Examiner.com. Read full article here.

Taking center stage in front again to sing such songs as “Old Devil Moon” (Nick Angel), “All Right By Me” (Eleri Ward), “That’s Life” (Jared Wells), “The Nearness of You” (Tony Ponella), “Blue Skies” (Sage Melcher), “What a Wonderful World,” (Tori Anna), “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life “ (Jillian Slade), “All of Me” (Nick Ziobro), “But Not For Me” (Kelly Ward) and “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun” (Genevieve Ellis), the vocalists were guided in a master class by Michael Feinstein and Sandi Patty.

May 20

Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook National Finalists from Alpert Studio

By billalpert | Events , Student News , Studio News

Wow! Kudos to two of our young students who won coveted spots in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and competition. Pictured are Kelly Muller, their voice teacher Melanie Alpert, Genevieve Ellis, and acting coach Brandon Alpert.

Across the nation, Genevieve and Kelly are two of only ten high school students selected to win a trip to Indiana for a vocal academy and final competition. Have a great time, young ladies. We’re proud of you!

Apr 29

Recital, Summer and Vocal Student May Schedule Announced

By billalpert | Events , Studio News , violin , voice

Alpert Studio Spring 2012 Recital 

Saturday June 9 at 5:30 p.m. (rehearsal June 8 approx. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

Rehearsal
 for this year’s recital will be on Friday June 8. The rehearsal will start approximately around 4:30 at the recital hall and we hope to finish up around 6:30ish. You will be given a rehearsal time slot at your lesson this week.
NEW LOCATION: Rehearsal and Performance will be held at 10722 Arrow Route, Suite 616; directions and map may be found here:
https://www.thealpertstudio.com/contact/ 

The new location is about 100 yards east of our Suite 102 Studio, in Suite 616

Voice Students:
There is a $35 ($45 for siblings) recital fee due to Melanie on Friday. Again everyone is required to participate in the recital unless you have just recently started lessons or do not have a song polished up and ready to go.
Voice Student Music Preparation:
You are responsible to bring your music to the rehearsal and recital. All music is to be taped back to back, 3 hole punched and put in a binder. If you use plastic sleeves, please use the non glare variety.

All students:

Recital seating is limited; if possible include family members only. Try to support your fellow students by remaining for the entire program, however if you must leave early, please choose seating at the back of the room and leave during breaks or applause.
Appropriate dress: dressy casual/party. No jeans or flip flops, please.
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Voice Student May Schedule

Because of my school schedule, there will be no lessons on Wednesday May 9th and Thursday May 10 as well as Memorial Day Monday May 28th. Please be aware of these changes if you are paying for the month in advance.

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Violin Student Summer Break Schedule
Our Summer break will be between July 2 -13. No lessons will be taught during this period. Regularly scheduled lessons will resume on July 16.
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Voice Student Summer Break Schedule
Our Summer break will be between June 25 and August 3. No lessons will be taught during this period. Regularly scheduled lessons will resume on August 6.
Sincerely,

Bill, Melanie and Brandon Alpert
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P. S. Please remember or recital location has moved 100 years east to Suite 616!
Apr 15

Alpert Studio at the Solofest

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

Lissette Garrido

Lissette Garrido, winner intermediate voice

Five Alpert Studio students participated in the 2012 San Bernardino County Music Educators Solofest this year. Kudos to violinists, Zachary Rustenburg, Erin Sun and Sarah Pastor, as well as singers Jordana Rico, and Lissette Garrido for their beautifully polished performances at the event. Lissette, Erin and Jordana were selected to participate in the event finals on April 14.

Jordana Rico

Jordana Rico, finalist: elementary voice

Erin was selected as winner of her category, instrumental middle school, as was Lissette for the middle school vocalist category.

Erin Sun, Violin

Erin Sun, Winner, Intermediate Violin

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in this event!