Music Teacher’s Association of California

San Mateo County Branch


April 2019



  • Branch Program: YAG Concert - Misha Galant May 23rd in the Wind Room
  • Branch Recitals: Sunday, May 5th at 2:30 PM and at 3:30 PM
  • Announcements: Piano Competition and Jazz Camp

Dear Teachers,
Welcome to this shorter edition of the Newsletter, with just a few important announcements. There will be a fuller issue next month.
Wishing everyone a happy Spring!

Elisabeth Fourtanier, Recording Secretary

Branch Programs - Millie Lee Siu, Vice President
Dear Teachers,
We are very excited to announce the upcoming Young Artist Guild Concert with pianist Misha Galant on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Foster City Community Center (Wind Room), 1000 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City.

Please invite your students; it will be an inspiring evening for your young musicians and for us all! This is a free concert thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Foster City Library and the Foster City Parks and Recreation department.

Please check out Misha Galant’s impressive bio:
Branch Recitals - Angeline Branson
Dear fellow teachers,
We had wonderful recitals this year, thanks to all our dedicated teachers and students! Our last ones, for this academic year, will be on Sunday, May 5th at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. I will offer two back-to-back recitals again, since it allows more students to participate. So, mark your calendars!

The sign-up form will be activated about one month before the event; I will let you know when it is. Hope to receive applications from as many teachers as possible.
Happy teaching!
Piano Competition
The 2019 San Mateo County Fair Classical Piano Youth Competition will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds in San Mateo (Cypress Hall). The application deadline is May 20. In order to participate, both students and teachers must be residents of San Mateo County. Please send your students; we need a large number of participants in order for the Fair to keep providing this event in the future. The application forms can be found under “Classical Piano” on the website: For more information please contact Sumi Nagasawa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Strings Jazz Camp
There is a new strings program this summer at Jazz Camp West held at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, CA with violinist Jenny Scheinman . Jenny will be offering classes geared towards improvising on bowed string instruments and interpreting jazz, blues, and americana roots melodies.



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