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November 2019

Frank Wiens

November 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lecture: The View from the other side: Perspectives on piano teaching after 47 years  Frank Wiens is a pianist known for his strong emotional commitment and virtuosity. His meticulous attention to detail and seemingly effortless control bring out even the most subtle musical elements. Dedicated to bringing his love of the classical piano repertoire to audiences of all levels of concert-going experience, his “nobility of conception” (Los Angeles Times) and command of “tone color” (Fresno Bee) coupled with a “formidable…

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December 2019

Masterclass by Roy Bogas

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Biography of Roy Bogas, pianist A student of Ada Clement, Adolph Baller, Hedwig Rosenthal and Rosina Lhevinne, Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the tradition of Joseph Lhevinne, Harold Bauer, Wanda Landowska and Moriz Rosenthal, himself a pupil of Liszt. At the age of 19 he became accompanist to Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout North and South America. He was a prizewinner at the…

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February 2020

Lei Fang/Violin master class/Joyful melodies music school

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joyful Melodies Music School, 10455 Bandley Dr #300
Cupertino, CA 95014
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LEI FANG Lei Fang was a professor of violin and mentor for postgraduates at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, as well as the violin department chair. She is the Vice-Director of both the Violin Society and the Chamber Music Society of the Chinese Musicians Association. Additionally, she is the director of the Violin Committee of the Shanghai Musicians Association. She was the principal of the Music Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 2008 to 2014. Now…

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May 2020

Mack McCray/piano master class

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greene Music, 861 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128 United States
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Mack McCray, Pianist Lecture "The Study, Performance, Teaching of Chopin's Four Ballades"  Mack McCray received his B.M. and M.S. from The Juilliard School, where he studied under Irwin Freundlich. He won the Silver medal in the International George Enesco Competition, first prize in the Charleston Symphony and San Francisco Young Artists competitions, Juilliard’s Edward Steuermann Memorial Prize, and a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation ‑ all in one season (1969‑1970). He has been invited guest artist at the…

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June 2020

爵士樂入門互動講座 Jazz Pedagogy Lecture

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

爵士教學概論 講者:Jeff Chang (張哲嘉) June 16, 2020, 10am-12pm Email: jeffchang@mac.com 美國的爵士教育架構 (如果學生要求學爵士樂,他們到底是要學什麼?) 6-8 年級:初階爵士樂團 (Big Band) 9-12 年級:中階/高階爵士樂團 (Big Band,Small Groups) 大學:Big Band, Small Groups 初階爵士樂團團員該有的基本能力: 識譜 (節奏,音符) 爵士節奏swing feel: 認識後半拍 如何將後半拍融入演奏中 常見的swing feel記譜方式 中階爵士樂團團員該有的基本能力: 認識和弦 : 和弦種類: Maj 7, min7, 7, min7(b5), 7(b9) 伴奏(comping)時重要的音: 1, 3, 7, 9 基本的爵士和聲進行:ii-V-I   即興演奏: 單一和弦 簡單的和聲進行(12 bar blues) 即興常用的音階: Major Scales Minor Scales (dorian mode) Minor Blues Scales Major Blues Scales Pentatonic Scales 節奏練習  高階爵士樂團團員該有的基本能力: 能夠掌握常見的爵士風格: Swing (Early, Bebop, Post-Bop) Funk Latin…

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