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LCP’s Student of the Year

Hard Work, Perseverance, Determination!

All these terms can be used to describe Little Chopin’s Student of the Year. This student came to LCP in 2012. Those early years at the beginning were not pretty. Hours of hard work to learn proper technique and many hours of doing scales and Hanon exercises were now a daily ritual. Not to mention trying the piano teacher’s patience.

The first known picture of her at LCP is from a Halloween Recital.

She spent lots of time practicing the next three years working hard to improve. She first began competing in piano competitions in 2015. That year, the very first competition she ever entered was at Fullerton College’s Ensemble Festival with her duet partner, and no less than Grand Prize was the result! That was followed closely by a third place at SYMF. Not a bad way to start off.

First competition with partner Jessie.

The following year 2016 success continued with another Grand Prize at Fullerton, four first place finishes and one second place finish.

Fullerton with the Quad Team – Michelle, Dayna, and Anthony.

2017, was a breakout year as she amassed seventeen top finishes in local, and international competitions along with a debut at Carnegie’s Weil Hall. The tossup of her most favorite experience in New York was perhaps the pizza or cheesecake. However, playing in one of the most famous venues ran a very close second!

At SYMF with duet partner Dayna, receiving first place for solo, and performing at Carnegie!

In 2018, the piano train kept rolling as she accumulated another nineteen top finishes locally and internationally to the growing list of her achievements. Also, in 2018 a Gold Medalist Performance Gem at USOMC was awarded, with debuts at Vienna’s Gläserner Saal, Musikverein, and Rome’s Teatro Studio, Parco della Musica.

Performing in Rome and Vienna, SYMF with teacher Ms. Melody,
and friends Angeline and Belle, at USOMC with partner Travis.

So far in 2019, adding to her competition success with two first place finishes at Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg and Amsterdam, first place at Musical Arts for solo work, with the additional honor of performing at the Nixon Library, first place at the MTAC Concerto Competition, and at the recently concluded Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition, she received first place in her Concerto category, and two third place finishes for Advanced Duo and Duet.

In Carmel Indiana with partner Elizabeth, Chapman Concerto Competition, and SYMF with Andrew

Just thirteen and soon to enter her first year of high school, this student has demonstrated that with hard work and great teachers, so much can be achieved. With guidance and support from her teacher Melody Chiang, we are sure continued success will follow. The LCP Student of the Year is Ashley Lauren Dixon. Ashley says that LCP is like a family to her since many of her close friends were met through the school. All the students who go out to compete put so much time in to practicing their solo’s and ensemble pieces getting ready to compete they become close and fast friends. Ashley enjoys solo pieces but also enjoys the challenges and comradery of having duo/duet/quartet partners since practicing is more fun when there are two or more! If you see Ashley around LCP say hi to her, she doesn’t bite……well maybe!


The 2019 LANSUM International Piano Competition has come to an end. Beginning August 3rd our pianists traveled to the competition venue at Scripps College, Claremont Colleges. Our youngest were up first and as you will see did not disappoint. The competitions ran through August 5th with additional concert performances rounding out the rest of the week. LCP was well represented at the Thursday night Awards Ceremony congratulations to all LCP students who participated in this year’s event!

Results presented in alphabetical order:

2019 Lansum International Piano Competition

Andrew Luu

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo D

Angelina Nguyen

  • 1st Place Winner, Piano Solo Category A
  • 1st Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo A

Ashley Dixon

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo D

Bella Dang

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo B

Elizabeth Marana

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo D

Nicole Ho

  • 3rd Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo C

Skyler Tran

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Solo Category B
  • 1st Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo A
  • 1st Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo B

Sterling Tran

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Solo Category C
  • 1st Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo B
  • 3rd Place Winner, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo B

Travis Luu

  • Honorable Mention, Piano Concerto/Duet/Duo D

2019 Lansum International Music Festival

Angelina Nguyen

  • 1st Place Winner, Children Division

Skyler Tran & Sterling Tran

  • 2nd Place Winner, Children Division


Over the course of two weekends 64 of our students descended upon Cal State Long Beach competing in this years Southwestern Youth Music Festival.  Each of our students could participate in up to three categories from Solo, Duo/Duet, and Concerto.  As the event closed for another year this past Monday our 64 students brought home a staggering 92 Awards.  Congratulations to all our students, teachers, and parents for their hard work and fantastic results!

Our competitors are listed below alphabetically with their results:

Aaron Marana – 3rd Place Winner,   Qualified American 4
Aaron Truong – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 4
Alexander Vu – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 14
Allison Nguyen – 3rd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 5
Allison Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 13B
Allison Phan – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified American 1
Allison Truong – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 8
Amanda Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 13
Andrew Luu – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 4
Angela Tran – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 4
Angelina Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 7
Angeline Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 11
Ashley Dixon – 4th Place Winner,    Open Chopin 12
Ashley Dixon – 3rd Place Winner,   Open Duet 4
Ashley Dixon – 2nd Place Winner,   Open Concerto 2
Ashley Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 12
Ashley Tran – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 4
Audrey Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Chopin 14
Audrey Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Baroque 8
Audrey Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 54
Bao Khoi Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 18
Bao Khoi Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 40
Breanna Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 2
Brian Ho – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 14
Brittany Dao – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 13
Bryce Nguyen-Khoa – 3rd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 9
Caden Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 53
Candice Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 13

Catherine Phung – 2nd Place Winner, Qualified Solo 38
Celine Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 54
Charlie Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 11
Christina Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 50
D’ Jay Vu – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified American 7
Dylan Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 36
Dylan Wardell – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 63
Elizabeth Marana – 3rd Place Winner,   Open Duet 4
Emily Tran – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 9
Emily Tran – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 29
Evelyn Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 4
Evelyn Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 14
Hayden Vuu – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 17
Isabelle Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 1
Jayden Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 1
Jennifer Vu – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified American 3
Jennifer Vu – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 10
Kailey Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 12
Katelyn Vo – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 10
Kaycee Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified American 5
Kaycee Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 18
Kaycee Nguyen – 3rd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 47
Kiera Wong – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 14
Kiera Wong – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 39
Laura Dinh – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 52
Lauren Pham – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 12
Leann Lee – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 14
Leann Lee – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 14
Matthew Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 9
Matthew Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 20
Michelle Ho – 1st Place Winner,   Open Chopin 11
Michelle Ho – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 2
Michelle Hoang – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 17
Nathan Nguyen-Khoa – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 8
Nellie Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Chopin 3
Nellie Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified American 6
Ngoc-Han Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 18
Ngoc-Han Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 54
Nicholas Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 13
Rachael Vu – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Chopin 2
Rachael Vu – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified American 5
Rachael Vu – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 48
Rosemary Do – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 18
Rosemary Do – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 39
Samantha Nguyen – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 9
Sarah Pham – 3rd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 14
Sean Lai – 2nd Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 37
Skyler Tran – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 1
Skyler Tran – 4th Place Winner,    Open Chopin 17
Sophia Pham – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 12
Sterling Tran – 2nd Place Winner,   Open Chopin 11
Sterling Tran – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 1
Sterling Tran – 3rd Place Winner,   Young Pianist 1
Tiffany Tran Vu – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 57
Tina Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Chopin 8
Tina Nguyen – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Baroque 6
Tina Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 40
Tracy Nguyen – 3rd Place Winner,    Qualified Duet 14
Tramy Nguyen – 1st Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 9
Travis Luu – 1st Place Winner,   Open Chopin 19
Travis Luu – 1st Place Winner,   Open Duet 4
Tri Bui – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 8
Truc Bui – 2nd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 17
Victoria Vo – 3rd Place Winner,   Qualified Duet 5
William Li – 4th Place Winner,    Qualified Chopin 7
William Li – 1st Place Winner,    Qualified Solo 41


Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition For Young Artists 2019


LCP invaded Carmel, Indiana! 17 young pianists represented LCP to compete at Carmel Klavier Piano International For Young Artists from June 26 through June 30, 2019. Together with young pianists and faculties from China, Colombia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Italy, and USA, they competed for 5 intense days.

In conclusion, our LCP teams brought home 37 trophies. In Concerto Categories, where pianists performed one or more movements of a concerto, which could be over 20 minutes long, Hong An Hoang is the 1st Prize winner in Advanced B and is the overall Grand Prize winner with perfect scores from 2 out of 3 adjudicators. Ashley Dixon won 1st Prize, Bella Dang won 2nd Prize, and Rachael Vu won 3rd Prize in their respective categories. In Ensemble Categories, our youngest pianists: Angelina Nguyen, Alexander Vu, Ashley Tran, and Skyler Tran, won their first ever 1st Prize trophies. In the Duet Categories, our 3 young duet teams (Alexander Vu, Ashley Tran, Angelina Nguyen, Skyler Tran, Bella Dang, and Sterling Tran) won one 1st Prize and two 2nd Prizes. In Solo Categories, which is the toughest category and after 2 live rounds, Sterling Tran won 2nd Prize in Solo Intermediate A1.

A huge congratulations to our young pianists!!!

Grand Prize Advanced B Concerto – Hong An Hoang

1st Place Advanced B Concerto – Hong An Hoang

1st Place Intermediate B Concerto – Ashley Dixon

1st Place Elementary Ensemble – Angelina Nguyen, Skyler Tran, Ashley Tran, and Alexander Vu

1st Place Elementary Duet – Ashley Tran and Alexander Vu

2nd Place Intermediate A1 Solo – Sterling Tran

2nd Place Intermediate A Concerto – Bell Dang

2nd Place Elementary Duet – Angelina Nguyen and Skyler Tran

2nd Place Intermediate A Duet – Bella Dang and Sterling Tran

3rd Place Intermediate B Concerto – Rachael Vu

3rd Place Intermediate B Duet – Rachel Vu and Hazel Vuu

3rd Place Advanced Duet – Ashley Dixon and Elizabeth Marana

3rd Place Intermediate Ensemble – Rachel Vu and Hazel Vuu

3rd Place Advanced Ensemble – Ashley Dixon and Elizabeth Marana

Honorable Mention Intermediate Ensemble – Bella Dang, Sterling Tran, Jennifer Vu, and Tramy Nguyen

Honorable Mention Intermediate Ensemble – Michelle Ho and Breanna Nguyen

Honorable Mention Intermediate A Duet- Jennifer Vu and Katelyn Vo

Honorable Mention Intermediate B Duet- Michelle Ho and Breanna Nguyen

Honorable Mention Intermediate B2 Solo- Hazel Vuu

Honorable Mention Advance A Concerto – Nicole Ho

Honorable Mention Intermediate A Concerto – Sterling Tran

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Welcome to Our Studio… Enjoy your stay! 


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Taken during our Winner’s Concert in 2015

We at Little Chopin, believe in the piano’s endless potential for every child. Whether it’s to boost their creativity, help them relieve stress, or charm members of the opposite gender, our pianists are self-motivated, develop excellent musicianship, and know how to have fun!

For over twenty years in Orange County, our team of professional piano teachers have prepared dozens of students every year for district, national, and international competitions. Our students become certified to state-wide standards of piano performance through the Certificate of Merit and National Guild Auditions.

Our very own Concert Hall hosts monthly piano evaluations, holiday themed and genre inspired recitals (like Christmas or Asian Composers), that helps our students to excel on stage and have fun for all their family and friends to see.

Feel free to visit us at our studio during opening hours and talk to us. You may call us at (714) 636-0836 or e-mail us at info@littlechopin.com. We look forward to meeting you!


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Summer is here and that means schools out, planning for vacations, trips to the beach, and simply put relaxing and taking it easy.  Well, that would be generally true for most but here at Little Chopin we are getting ready for the Summer Piano Competition Season.  And that means long hours of practice and being guided by teachers to work harder and practice more.

Fast approaching are two Fund Raising Concerts, the first on Sunday June 17 at 4 PM and the second on Saturday June, 23 at 4 PM, both supporting our LCP Pianists braving the wilds of Carmel, Indiana to showcase their talents at the 2018 Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition.

For information on tickets please contact us at (714) 636-0836.

Chopin Performing Arts Center

10872 Westminster Ave, Ste 218

Garden Grove, California 92843

But before we get to Indiana we are making a detour to Orange, CA to visit Chapman University for the Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition.  Four of our very own are participating in this challenging event.  Please wish Bella, Ashley, Carolyn, and Hong An the best of luck as they carry the LCP banner into Piano Battle!


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Little Chopin is Now Expanding and Hiring! 

As a piano teacher at Little Chopin in Orange County, you can work with a variety of students and teach them the joy of learning music. You will see them progress as musicians as you help them with auditions and even competitions. You can train their stage presence in our very own Chopin Performance Hall that houses a maximum of 150 people, in themed recitals like Halloween, Christmas, or even our Anime/Video game recitals. We’re super family friendly and allow our students to take pictures and keep DVDs of their own performances. Check out our videos and our photos to see what we’re all about.

Our staff’s spirit of teamwork and our dedication to the arts make our school the very best. You may be the right candidate if you have a thoughtful and caring approach in teaching as well as a creative and warmhearted personality. If you love music and children, and are considering teaching as a profession, come join our team.

Check out our google doc for a more detailed job description and the application process.

We look forward to meeting you!

Link to our gallery: http://www.littlechopin.org/
Our amazing competition track record: http://littlechopin.org/awards