What better way to begin the new year than with our Third Annual Youth Competition! The event took place on January 25th & 26th at the Church of Christ and St. Stephens located on west 69th street just off Broadway. This year we welcomed participants from Piano, Violin, and Guitar. Our judges had a challenging time deciding among the wonderfully gifted participants. Below are the names of those awarded and we would just like to extend a heartfelt congratulations on everyone’s fantastic performance!
The winners are as follows:

January 25th 2:30PM
Junior Guitar Category:
First Place: Caden Zha
Second Place: Genevieve Backus

Senior Guitar Category:
First Place: Kirin DasGupta Mueller
Second Place: Nathan Smith
Third Place: Xander Barron
Best Baroque: Shiloh Gonsky
Best romantic: Sunaya DasGupta Mueller
Honorable Mention: Alessandra Sullivan

January 25th 4:15PM
Junior Piano Category:
First Place: Maya Rangarajan
Second Place: Christina Liang
Third Place & Best Baroque: Lucas Hayes
Honorable Mention: Daniel Si-On Kim
Honorable Mention: Emily Daminoff

January 25th 6:00PM
Junior Violin Category:
First Place: Adrian Li
Second Place: Jaden Lim
Third Place; Joseph Park
Honorable Mention: Arabelle Song
Honorable Mention: Richard Wojtach

Senior Violin Category:
First Place & Best Baroque: Bangjun Xia
Second Place: Nathan Lin
Third Place: Kearston Gonzalez
Best Classical and Honorable Mention: Andre Tsou
Best Romantic and, Honorable Mention: Jane Lim
Honorable Mention: Ryan Tully

January 25th 8:15PM
Senior Piano Category (Age 13-16):
First Place: Zachary Guo
Second Place: Madeleine Wang
Third Place: Anna Zhang

January 26th 2:30PM
Junior Piano Category:
First Place & Best Classical: John Han
Second Place: Charles Zhou
Third Place: Maya Zislin

January 26th 4:15PM
Senior Piano Category (Age 10-12):
First Place& Best Baroque: Ignacio Rosado
Second Place: Raphaela Mao
Third Place: Daniel Kaspin
Honorable Mention: Ray Sharma

*All children above will be performing April 5 at our WINNER’S RECITAL held at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
**And every student who performed on January 25 & 26 are welcome to participate in our GIFTED and TALENTED recitals at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 5!
The re-enrollment and new enrollment of students at the Piano School continues to hold strong, particularly due to the new offerings in violin and guitar, and sibling interest, and our ability to offer the flexibility in lesson plans that only a dedicated organization with decades of experience and an outstanding array of faculty could deliver. Our group classes in various public, private, and nursery schools in the NYC metropolitan area are likewise prospering well. Tell all your friends and help spread Music Education to everyone!
We all know February is Black History Month. So it is a great honor for us to have been asked to participate by providing the music for some public schools as they celebrate!