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!

Sep 08

Don’t Just Sing! is back

By billalpert | Events , Studio News , voice

The Alpert Studio is proud to present “Don’t Just Sing, Say Something,” for Fall 2011!

We are once again excited and honored to feature the amazing, gifted Broadway performer and master teacher Danny Gurwin. Brandon Alpert will co-teach the class, adding his insight and skills gleaned from the best in the business. Students will receive one-on-one attention while honing a personally selected audition piece!

This will be a 6 week session beginning on Monday, September 26, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30pm. The Monday night sessions will culminate with an exciting Cabaret performance featuring all the participants on Saturday, Nov. 12. All classes are held at The Alpert Studio Recital Hall. If you attended the last Cabaret, then you know how enjoyable and special this experience was!

All class sessions are on Monday nights between Sept 26 and Nov 7 at 6:30 p.m. (no class 10/31 Halloween)

The cost is a very reasonable $160. This time we are offering the ability to pay by credit card as well as check or cash. Alpert Studio students split payments into two $80 installments with first payment due at the opening class and final payment due no later than the fourth class. We are now offering online registration, with payment by credit card.

I have seen truly unbelievable growth in all students who have participated in this program. With auditions and competition season upon us soon, this is just the kind of class students need to develop, sharpen and improve skills. If you’re 12- 24 (we are now accepting 12 year olds!) and want to perform, I strongly urge you to be part of the class!

–Melanie Alpert

P.S. Due to the one-on-one instruction in this class, registration must be strictly limited; to claim your spot please sign up immediately!

To register by e-mail (and pay by cash/check)

Click here
and include following information:

Your Name:
Contact Phone:
E-Mail address:
Mailing Address:
Name(s) and Age(s) of Students Registering

To register and pay using your Visa/MC/Amex:

Thanks, and see you at Don’t Just Sing, v3!

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!

May 24

Listening Opportunity: violin and voice

By billalpert | Bill Alpert Journal , violin , voice

Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. broadcast on KUSC-FM 91.5 & KUSC.ORG

(Originally performed on May 12-15, 8:00 P.M. – Walt Disney Concert Hall)

Dudamel conducts Mackey and Brahms

Artist Information:
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Christine Schäfer, soprano
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director

On the program: the west coast premiere of a contemporary piece for violin and orchestra by Mackey and the famous Brahms Requiem. It’s a fabulous opportunity to hear and see world class performers performing great masterworks of music. Tune in!

Apr 09

Alpert Studio at 2011 Solofest Competition

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

Alpert studio solofest, Jessica Chao, Kelly Muller, Kensey Petschow
Jessica Chao, Kelly Muller, Kensey Petschow at Solofest 2011

A heart round of congratulations to Alpert Studio Students Jessica Chao (violin), Kelly Muller and Kensey Petschow (voice) who each won their respective divisions at the San Bernardino County Music Educators Association Solofest Competition. Accomplished students Lissette Garrido and Miranda Ford also participated in the event. We’re proud of their accomplishments and their dedication to musical art.

The studio wishes to thank the SBCMEA, the event adjudicators and the Cal State University Music Department for sponsoring this worthwhile event. A special thank you to pianist and accompanist Janet Noll for her untiring support of our students. Kudos to all for a job well done!

Kelly Muller, Alpert Studio, Solofest
Kelly Muller Performs

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!

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