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Golden Key Paino School’s March 2023 Newsletter

Dear students and parents at Golden Key Piano School,

As we enter March, we are starting to get into the rhythm of 2023 and cement our plans for the year. Here are some successes from the past month and what to expect in March;

1. Upcoming Fundraising Recital

Our next recital is the annual fundraising recital for our Elaine’s Scholarship Fund on Thursday May 4th at 6:00pm at the beautiful Kassman Piano Store on Gilman street in Berkeley. This year, we will have students of all our teachers in Berkeley participating at this event. Your teacher will let you know if you were chosen to participate.

The recital is open to the public.

Please mark your calendar, invite your friends, and let us share the quality piano lessons to a greater community with our scholarship fund.

You may also donate at any time and read about how our scholarship started in the link below.

There might be surprise performances by some of our teachers.


2. Teacher Chenyi’s Generous Offer for the Fundraiser

Our very high qualified and sought after teacher, Chenyi Cao DMA, is generously offering her time to raise funds for our scholarship. We cannot thank her enough for coming up with this idea and her suggestion to give a few lessons in benefit of our fundraiser.

While Chenyi is great for students of any level, we would like to encourage our more advanced students to take advantage of this opportunity and have their one (or more) lesson with Chenyi. You can look at it as a private master class to polish up your technique and musicality.

There are only 3 time slots available. The fee is sliding scale $95 to $120. All the payment received from the three lessons goes to our scholarship fund which is currently being used for a very talented young student at our school.

To schedule your lesson simply reply to this email now.

3. Zoom Performance Day

Our informal performance day on Zoom will be on Tuesday March 7th at 3.00pm PST or 6.00pm EST.

We are looking forward to our next informal performance day.

You can join us on Zoom using these credentials;

Meeting ID: 813 1306 4235

Password: 645809

The event is free.

Please mark your calendar and keep up with your practice.

4. Students’ News


Congratulations to Landon student of Teacher Nicole’s, for successfully passing his RCM level 7 exam with honors.

“He started his RCM exams with me at level 4 in 2020, and I am very proud of his progress and work he has put in.” Says teacher Nicole.

We are very proud of him indeed. We are also grateful to teacher Nicole for being one of the leading teachers in preparing the students for RCM test always with excellent results.

If you have any questions please call the school at (510) 665-5466 or reply to this email.

Yours truly,
Katrin Arefy


Katrin Arefy, Head Teacher
1809 University Ave., Berkeley, CA

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