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  • The schedule for our upcoming Halloween Recital has been finalized.
  • We’ve opened sign-up for the upcoming Performance Evaluation on October 14th
  • The National Guild schedule was updated on Monday, July 24th.
  • We’ve made additional last minute changes.
  • Little Chopin Piano School is expanding and hiring! We are looking for enthusiastic and talented piano instructors.

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Lunar New Year Recital!

8January
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Welcome back from your winter Recess. Can you believe it? It’s already 2016! A year has come and gone and Little Chopin has held multiple concerts, won over 80 trophies, and are now spiraling into our massive annual recital to welcome the start of a new year.

The Recital:
That’s right, the theme of this recital will be Lunar New Year! ALL students are eligible and encouraged to participate in this once a year recital that spans over FIVE DAYS: January 23,24, 30, 31 and February 6. That’s three Saturdays and two Sundays–our longest recital yet!

There will be two programs on each day (for a total of 10 programs). The first program will start at 3 PM and the second program will start at 6 PM on each day.

Recital Participants are required to wear traditional attire (depending on their culture) or risk not eligible for our Trophy selection! Perhaps there might even be a special trophy awarded to best dress?! Be prepared.

In order to participate in this recital, make sure you have turned in your recital fee. Fees go towards professional pictures for your students, a copy of the recital DVD, and food that will be served after the performance.

Professional Photos:
All recital participants (and ONLY recital participants) will be given the opportunity to have professional pictures taken in our Chopin Performing Arts Concert Hall. In order to successfully and conveniently, receive your pictures, YOU MUST

  1. Sign up at a for a time in front of the office at the window. 
  2. Show up at least FIFTEEN minutes BEFORE your sign up time, so that you may be ready to called in. YOU DO NOT WANT TO RISK ARRIVING LATE because we will have to re-schedule you, either for a blank spot on the same day (that may result in 1 hour OR MORE of waiting, and if you can’t make that you’ll have to pay a fee to schedule you on another day). Trust us, you do NOT want to be that person. Arriving early helps everyone to be on time so that no one gets pushed back.
  3. Show up in attire that you to have your pictures taken in–preferably your Recital Attire–and be ready. Yes, some people show up in their school uniform and forget! Remember that this is a PROFESSIONAL photo shoot. Do not forget to get good shoes, belts, and check your hair and your cuffs.

Without further adieu, good luck fellow Little Chopin Pianists! Practice well and we’ll see you at the photo shoot and the recital.

Theory Supervisor Spotlight!

2January
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I’m sure you’ve all noticed our fantastic Theory Supervisor by now, but his introduction is long overdue.
We at Little Chopin would like to give a warm welcome to our newest Theory Supervisor, Matt Smith!

Matt Smith

Matt Smith grew up in San Diego and received his Bachelors and Masters in Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has years of experience tutoring piano and music theory as a private teacher and an adjunct faculty in California and Texas. As a freelancing composer, arranger, trombonist, and pianist, he has done a variety of commission work for chamber orchestras, string quartets, and has released his works on iTunes, Amazon, and other media platforms.

Thank you Matt Smith, for joining our teaching staff, and may you have a fantastic year with us in 2016.

Your soul is OURS!

24October
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LITTLE CHOPIN PIANISTS!

We are very excited to announce that our Special Halloween workshop is coming on Saturday October 31st from 2-5pm and November 1st from 2pm to 4pm. That’s SEVEN DAYS FROM TODAY! Arrive as a cute bumblebee to charm our audiences or a horrific ghostly ghoul to scare their socks off! You’ll receive a special gift if you do! Can you beat our costume from last year?! DO IT!

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See the rest of our photos through this link!

Media update for July 2015

2July
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12 new photos have been added to the 2015 Photos Album.
1 new video has been posted to the 2015 Videos Album.

Asian Night Concert!

28June
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On July 12th, Little Chopin will host its highly anticipated Asian Night concert!

We will be featuring famous Vietnamese singers like Ninh Cát Loan Châu (who will sing “Hương Xưa” by Cung Tiến), Thanh Trúc, Vũ Tuấn Dức, (who will perform “Khi” with D’Jay Vu) from Asia Entertainment and Paris by Night.

Some popular Vietnamese titles from our recital are:

  • “Hương Xưa” by Cung Tiến (Vocalist: Ninh Cát Loan Châu, Accompanist: Bella Dang)
  • “Hoài Cảm” by Cung Tiến (Pianist: Nina Lê)
  • “Em Đến Thăm Anh Một Chiều Mưa” by Tô Vũ (Pianist: Ashley Đào)
  • “Mẹ Yêu” by Phương Uyên (Vocalist and Pianist: Hồng Ân Hoàng)

And way more traditional Vietnamese titles!

We have popular Anime titles from Inuyasha (2000), Your Lie in April (2015), Castle in the Sky (1986), Spirited Away (2002), and Princess Mononoke (1999), as well as video game titles like Kingdom Hearts and Cytus! Come join us at 5:00PM for a fantastic time at Asian Night at Little Chopin!

Little Chopin is located on the 2nd floor of the Plaza, in the right corner of the supermarket.

Little Chopin Steals the Fullerton Competition!

27February
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The 7 LCP teams... Assemble!

The 7 LCP teams… Assemble!


We’ve sent 7 talented teams to the “20
th Fullerton College Piano Ensemble Festival” last Saturday on the 21st of February. Just like last year in 2014, we’ve managed to successfully place in all seven teams. Not only this, but three of our teams won the grand prize! The Grand Prize includes a trophy with a cash prize!

Did I mention that the Advanced and Early intermediate Category ONLY had Little Chopin Students who won?! That’s incredible! We completely stole the stage in those two categories! 

 We at Little Chopin are PROUD to present all the winning students. It is thanks to their hard work, our talented staff, and the support from their parents. Without them, we couldn’t have done it. Here they are!

In the Advanced category:

Grand Prize Winners – Thinh Le and Mayvera Doan 
Circle of Winner – Ân Hoàng and Alina Tu Trinh

Thinh Le and Mayvera Doaran with their teacher Hisako Michishita!

Thinh Le and Mayvera Doaran with their teacher Hisako Michishita!

In the Late Intermediate category:
Grand Prize Winners – Andrew Luu and Charisse Vu

Andrew Luu and Charisse Vu with their teachers Melody Chiang

Andrew Luu and Charisse Vu with their teachers Melody Chiang

In the Early Intermediate Category:
Grand Prize Winners Ashley Dixon and Jessie Nguyen
Circle of Winners – Katelyn Trieu and Nicole Trieu
Circle of Winners – Rose Bui-Luu and Grace Bui-Luu
Circle of Winners – D’Jay Vu and Rachel Vu 

Jessie Nguyen, Ashley Dixon, Katelyn and Nicole Trieu, Rose and Grace Bui-Luu, D'Jay Vu, and Rachel Vu

Jessie Nguyen, Ashley Dixon, Katelyn and Nicole Trieu, Rose and Grace Bui-Luu, D’Jay Vu, and Rachel Vu

 

The work that these people have shown is phenomenal. Keep the legacy running all of you! Little Chopin is looking for more sucessful years to come!

Another Media Update for October 2014

27October
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Photos from our recent Halloween workshops have been added to the 2014 Photos album. There’s also some new videos in the 2014 Videos album for you to check out.

A Big Update! Recital Dates and More!

26October
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Winter is coming!

Wait, really? But it’s not even Halloween yet.

But for students and teachers at Little Chopin, their piano rooms and their homes are echoing with songs that have been turned into classics in preparation for this year’s largest and most epic recital. Can you guess what it is?! OH HO HO HO!

You guessed it! Last year it was the Musical Wonderland Recital–now it will be Christmas! What makes these recitals different is that they have more participants, more pictures, more rewards, more surprises, more more more! The deadline to sign up is November 15th (Saturday). There is a 40 dollar fee which covers a certificate, DVD, portrait, and refreshments.

1. The Christmas Recital of 2014 will place on 2 weekends with 8 programs.

December 6th (Saturday) will have

  • Program 1 (3:00PM)
  • Program 2 (6:00PM)

December 7th (Sunday) will have

  • Program 3 (3:00PM)
  • Program 4 (6:00PM)

December 13th  (Saturday) will have

  • Program 5 (12:00PM)
  • Program 6 (3:00PM)
  • Program 7 (6:00PM)

December 14th  (Sunday) will have

  • Program 8 (12:00PM)
  • Program 9 (3:00PM)
  • Program 10 (6:00PM)

 

2. Professional Portrait will take place 2 weekends for 4 days.

November 22nd (Saturday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 23rd (Sunday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 29th (Saturday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 30th (Sunday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

Note: You must pay the recital fee before signing up. There will be 5 minute intervals for every student. Sign up to have your pictures taken.

 

3. Want to help out during this recital? Come volunteer!

If you’re a student and want to spend your community service in making this recital the best ever, sign up for some of the positions below. For each program we will need 2 Door Monitors, 2 Masters of Ceremony (1 English Speaker and 1 Vietnamese Speaker), 1 Light Technician, 1 Sound Technician, and 2 miscellaneous helpers. Basic descriptions will be held below. All volunteers will be trained on their duties by our Principal Molly Nguyen, our Technical Director William, or our Production Supervisor Tedman Nguyen. Additional tips from past volunteers is welcomed! All volunteers must be dressed in recital attire.

 

1. Door Monitor (2) – The Welcomer –  They make the first impression on the audience!

They are responsible for receiving the audience by welcoming them in with a smile and a friendly attitude. They will sit by the entrance and check off all performers and collect sheet music. They will organize the sheet music by performance order and give one program booklet to each performer. During the recital, they are responsible for instructing audiences to wait by the door and show them out in between performances.

 

2. Master of Ceremony: English (1) – The Speaker – They are what connects the audience to the performer!

They are responsible for delivering the English speech written by our staff or qualified parent (script will be checked for qualifications)  and introducing each pianist and piece on time. They will be given the script a week in advanced for at home practice. Clarity of voice, maintaining eye contact with the audience, and a happy and professional attitude are important. They are required to attend rehearsal to practice their lines on the day before. Script and program list will be available at podium.

 

3. Master of Ceremony: Vietnamese (1) –  The Speaker – They are what connects the audience to the performer!

Is responsible for delivering the Vietnamese speech written by our staff or qualified parent (script will be checked for qualifications) and introducing each pianist and piece on time. They will be given the script a week in advanced for at home practice. Clarity of voice, maintaining eye contact with the audience, and a happy and professional attitude are important. They are required to attend rehearsal to practice their lines on the day before. Script and program list will be available at podium. 

 

4. Light Technician – The Lights – They are responsible the recital’s visual qualities.

Only high school seniors or very careful students qualify. Lights are a key part of any program and cannot be taken lightly. They are responsible for operating ALL stage lights (piano, master of ceremony, vocalist, and pictures). These volunteers will be instructed by William, our Technical Director, or past Light Technicians.

 

5.  Sound Technician – The Sound – They are responsible the recital’s audible qualities.

Only high school seniors or very careful students qualify. If lights are important, sound is even more important! They are responsible for operating the soundboard and various microphones (Master of Ceremony, Piano, Vocalist) throughout the recital.  These volunteers will be instructed by William, our Technical Director, or past Sound Technicians. Must stay alert without fail.

 

6. Miscellaneous – The Helper – They are responsible for overall details to polish the program.

Helpers are responsible for but not limited to organizing and providing chairs, making sure they are neat, checking stickers, arranging food and water, and setting up tables. They provide additional assistance for staff whenever possible.

 

Media Update for October 2014

17October
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We’ve added some media from our recent Asian Composers recital. You’ll find 13 new videos in the 2014 Videos album and 10 new photos in the 2014 Photos album.

Did you know…?

19May
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Little Chopin has a Facebook page! Check it out and “Like” our page for periodic updates and important reminders! There are also exclusive pictures from LCP teachers, only on Facebook.

Click below:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Chopin-Piano-School/116143801776236