AIM Level 11 Trophies and Bars earned in 2016

Congratulations to Sylvia ChenCarolyne Im and Tiffany Yen on successfully completing AIM Level 11 this year and earning the NSMTA Level 11 trophy and ISMTA AIM Achievement bar.


AIM Level 9 Plaques earned in 2016

Congratulations to Beth Aquino, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Sophia Li, LeAnne Lin, Phyllis Wang and Timmy Zhang on successfully completing AIM Level 9 this year and earning the ISMTA Level 9 AIM Achievement plaque.


​AIM Performance Exams April 17 and 24, 2016

Congratulations to all students that successfully completed AIM Performance exams.  The following students were invited to perform in the AIM Honors Recital on Saturday, May 9, 5:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.  Maddy Aquino, level 7;  Michael Chen, level 7;  Elena Fang, level 7;  Aaron Gan, level 7;  Wynne Chen, level 9;  William Dai, level 9;  Sophia Li, level 9;  Phyllis Wang, level 8;  Timmy Zhang, level 9;  Sylvia Chenlevel 11;  Carolyne Im, level 11.  


​NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, February 21, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who earned silver medals at the NSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on February 21, 2016:  Michael Chen, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai and Phyllis Wang.


​Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy earned in 2016

Students earn points each year of participation at the Libertyville Piano Festival, based on their rating.  1st Place rating earns 5 points, 2nd place rating earns 4 points and 3rd place rating earns 3 points.  Once students accumulate a total of 15 points, they are awarded a 1st Trophy, and each subsequent accumulation of 15 points earns additional trophies.

Earning the Libertyville Piano Festival 1st Trophy this year are:  Sylvia Chen and William Dai.  Congratulations! 


​Libertyville Piano Festival, February 6, 2016

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Libertyville Piano Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016:  Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Stephanie Aquino, Michael Chen, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, William Dai, Elena Fang,  Alex Gou, Jenny Huang,  Sophia Li, LeAnne Lin, Ellen Niu, Phyllis Wang and Maggie Yuan.

Congratulations to Michael Chen, William Dai, Elena Fang, Phyllis Wang and Maggie Yuan, who were among the 12 students chosen by the judges as "Outstanding Performances" of the festival.  These students will perform in the Festival Honors Recital on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the Condell Hospital Chapel in Libertyville.


AIM Theory Exams, January 24 and 31, 2016

Congratulations to all students who took the AIM Theory exam on January 24 or 31, 2016.  The following students received a Superior Rating, earning a score of 96 or higher.
Level 4:  Alex Gou, Jenny Huang, Jessica Lin, Ellen Niu
Level 5:  Maggie Yuan
Level 7:  Maddy Aquino, Michael Chen, Elena Fang, Isabella Robieson
Level 9:  William Dai, Sophia Li, Phyllis Wang, Timmy  Zhang
Level 11: Carolyne Im


Amanda Im, AIM level 12 Recital on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Amanda Im completed all requirements for AIM Level 12, concluding with a Level 12 Recital, presented on Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:30 pm at Carmel High School Auditorium in Mundelein.  Amanda performed works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Debussy.  You can view her performance in the Recital Video link above under Level 12 Recitals.


Rebecca Lin, AIM Level 12 Recital on Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rebecca Lin completed all requirements for AIM Level 12, concluding with a Level 12 Recital, presented on Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3:00 pm at the Vernon Area Library.  Rebecca played works by Bach, Beethoven, Joplin and Schumann.  You can view her performance in the Recital Video link above under Level 12 Recitals.


​NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival, November 1, 2015

Congratulations to all students that participated in the NWSMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Harper College.  Gold Medal Winners were Elena Fang, Alex Gou and Sophia Li.  These students performed in the Gold Medal Winners Recital at the Barrington Library on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Earning silver medals were Maddy Aquino, Wynne Chen, Aaron Gan, Jenny Huang, Carolyne Im, Isabella Robieson, Tiffany Yen and Timmy Zhang.


​NWSMTA Festival of Pianos at Northbrook Court on Sunday, September 27, 2015

The 22nd annual Festival of Pianos was held at Northbrook Court again this year.  Students, family members, friends and teachers played together on 6 grand pianos provided by Steinway of Chicago during the weekend of September 26-27 while shoppers enjoyed ongoing ensemble peroformances all afternoon.  Participating students were Beth Aquino, Maddy Aquino, Stephanie Aquino, Sylvia Chen, Wynne Chen, Jaime Cohen, William Dai, Elena Fang, Alex Gou, Jenny Huang, Amanda Im, Carolyne Im, Isabelle Li, Jessica Lin, LeAnne Lin, Pranav Prabhakar, Isabella Robieson and Timmy Zhang.