Wenjen Piano Studios 
Summer News 2016

As summer comes to a close, it's time to prepare for our fall events! Practice EVERY DAY and theory books and Summer Music Fun can be done while on vacation!   The first workshop is on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Seal Beach Studio  and CAPMT Piano Auditions/Ensemble Auditions will likely be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.
Summer Music Fun 2016  due Sep. 9, 2016
Every student can earn a composer statuette!  Just complete 10 items! Prizes for highest scores!   Click here for the 2015 survey link and direct links.  Fill out the form as you complete the items and earn composer statuettes and prizes! (WPS Students Only)    Prizes for most items completed! Here are some quick links below.  Click on my website link sfor all of the choices!  Classical for kids Quiz  

How to Read Music (TED video)Beethoven's Baseball 

Sean Chen-Chopin Etudes

Young Music Genius
iTunes and google android
Pro Metronome
UCLA Theory App
movie about following your passion
movie about concert pianists


I Love Music Contest 2016

I Love Music Entries must be received by September 9, 2016  Write a paragraph, essay, poem, or drawing, painting, or composition about why you like playing piano and what you like about music.  Art work may also be created while listening to a particular piece of music.  Compositions may be in the style of your favorite composer or period of music.  **New** Record a memorized piece and upload it to mywenjenpiano youtube channel.  Winners will be published the Music News newsletter or on www.wenjenpiano.com  Selected winner(s) will receive an "I Love Music" trophy. Please email entries to Ms. Noreen or turn them in at your lesson.Click here for more info.
2015 I Love Music Winners

Congratulations and Good luck to Jaclyn at U.C. Berkeley!

Best wishes to Jaclyn Gerschultz, who studied piano with me for 14 years and is heading to U.C. Berkeley in August!  

Jaclyn will attend U.C. Berkeley and will likely study science and art.  

Jaclyn is the recipient of the 2016 Joanna 
Hodges Memorial Award and received a $100 scholarship. 

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It is an honor for any teacher to have a student for this many years and I am so proud of the fine musician that Jaclyn has developed into over the years:  From the  shy three-year-old, to a competitive pianist with the ability to touch the listener with her musicality.  I know that music will continue to be an integral part of her life through college and beyond! 
Student News

Congrats to Vienna Lee, age 7,  for placing 4th in the world for horseback riding.

Teacher's Notes
Ms. Noreen attended the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) Conference in July and presented the following sessions:

Noreen Wenjen - Zoom! Text, Tweet! Interacting with Today's Music Students through Videos , Websites and Technology.  How to use apps, videos, websites, and technology to communicate with today's students, reinforce your lessons, and How to use apps, videos, websites, and technology to communicate with today's students, reinforce your lessons, and enhance your teaching business. 

Saturday, July 2, 4:00-5:30. Catalina C. Small Group Coaching Session with Noreen Wenjen.  Separate pre-registration is required for this limited-attendance session 

Monday, July 4, 10:00-11:00. Carmel    Round Table Discussion with Edward Francis, Jeremy Siskind, Deborah How, Noreen Wenjen

Private studio coaching for music teachers can be booked on my website.  Click here 

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)-Music Development Program (MDP)-Congratulations to Nola Demers!

Congratulations to Nola Demers, our studio's first Royal Conservatory of Music Student who received First Class Honors with Distinction!  Nola will be invited to perform at 

H ere are the upcoming Session Dates
November-December 2016 (Winter)*
Registration Opens September 7, 2016
Registration Deadline October 18, 2016 (11:59 PM PT)
Practical Assessments November 26-December 8, 2016
Theory Assessments December 9 & 10, 2016

Here is the link to more detailed information:

WPS Calendar-Upcoming Events/Holidays
Click here for WPS Calendar for updates:

Upcoming workshops:
Sat., October 1, 2016 in Seal Beach
Sat., October 29, 2016 in Torrance
CAPMT Piano Auditions/Ensemble Auditions Sun., Nov. 6, 2016 CSUDH (To be confirmed)

2016 WPS Holidays-No Lessons

1/18/16 MLK DAY, 
2/15/16 (President's Day)
4/4/16 (Spring Break), 
5/30/16 (Memorial Day)
7/4/16 (July 4th) 
9/5/16 (Labor Day)
10/31/16 (Halloween) **There will be lessons during the day on Halloween.  Evening lesson times will be rescheduled. 

4/5/16 (Spring Break)
11/22/16 (Thanksgiving week)
* One more holiday TBA or  will be carried over to 2017

4/6/16 (Spring Break)
11/23/16 (Thanksgiving week)

4/7/16 (Spring Break)
11/24/16 (Thanksgiving)

Tuition Payment Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that piano tuition must be received by the 1st of each month.  Tuition that is dropped off, mailed , or transferred after the 1st will incur a $15 late fee.  Please set auto-payments for 5-7 business days early if tuition is mailed from the bank.  Thank you!
Looking forward to the first workshop, hearing everyone's performances, and giving out all of the statuettes and prizes!  


Noreen Wenjen
Wenjen Piano Studios
CAPMT State President-Elect
CAPMT Interim State Recording Secretary 
CAPMT District 3 Piano Auditions/Ensemble Auditions Chair
In This August 2016 Newsletter
Summer Music Fun 2016
I Love Music 2016
Good luck to Jaclyn!
Student News
Teacher's Notes
Royal Conservatory MDP
WPS Calendar-Upcoming Events/Holidays
Past I Love Music Winners
Past I Love Music Winners

Check out  last year's creative winners!