Volume 24, Issue 1 | August 2022
Jesse Micek, President
Gloria Ho, Vice President
Philip Halseth, Second Vice President
Millie Chiem, Treasurer
Toni Chimienti, Corresponding Secretary
Katherine Valdez, Membership Secretary & Referrals Chair
Grace Cheng, Director
Maria Ehlert, Director
Lu Huang, Director & Website Administrator
David Ross, Director and Student Recitals

Maria Ehlert, Hospitality
Carmencita Aspiras, Sunshine
Olya Katsman, MSSL Coordinator
Note from the President
Greetings -

Hello to all the teachers in our branch! It was great to see some of you at our inaugural branch picnic last Sunday afternoon. I want to highlight three more upcoming branch events:
  • On Sunday, August 27th at 6pm our branch is hosting a Young Artist Guild (YAG) concert at Transfiguration Church in Castro Valley. The featured performer is pianist Karina Tseng. Due to the pandemic, our branch has not presented a YAG concert for several years. Karina was formerly a student in our branch. She has an exciting program of music prepared. This is a free concert! Please promote the event to your students and colleagues.
  • On Friday, September 2nd at 10am I will be hosting a teacher talk on Zoom regarding studio policies. What’s working for you, what’s not working? Bring stories and ideas to share. All teachers in our branch are welcome to attend. The Zoom link will be sent out later this month.
  • On Saturday, September 10th at 4pm is our first branch recital of the new school year. The recital will be presented at Christ’s Community Church in Hayward. Any teacher in our branch can sign up a student to perform. Contact our recital coordinator David Ross at for more information.

All the best,
Jesse Micek

August 27th YAG Recital
SACB Calendar of Events
MTAC - SACB website
password: mta1
Branch Directory
Piano Tuners' Corner
David Amendola
Steinway Concert Technician
Phone: 415-250-0724

Linda Kay
Phone: 510-910-0283

Brenda Meng
Phone: 408-828-9831

Robin Whitehouse
Phone: 831-247-0043

Accepting New Students
Aileen Chanco
Phone: 510-305-1364
Address:5089 Seaview Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Julie Chang
Phone: 510-366-2193
Address:716 Solstice Court, Fremont, CA 94539

Alice Huang
Phone: 510-709-8293
Location: Castro Valley, CA 94546

Varvara Milinder
Piano and Voice

David Ross
Phone: 510-586-9163

To put your name on (or take your name out of) the list, please contact:
Toni Chimienti at: