Store manager, Adam Chester was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for making this special space available to the school. Adam regaled the audience with his witty and interesting tidbits about the store, his background as a pianist, composer, conductor, and author, and the jaw-dropping Yamaha concert grand they graciously made available.
This year’s show included classical and contemporary solos performed by eight of Linda’s students.
Linda presented each student performer with a beautiful Certificate of Merit acknowledging their hard work.
Office manager extraordinaire, Jessica Lee Sanders greeted guests and assisted with refreshment table duties in addition to behind-the-scenes assistance in creating the programs, certificates of merit and concert-related correspondence with student performers and their families. Guest Mrs. Penka Kouneva presented Linda and Jessica unexpectedly with beautiful bouquets. What a lovely and thoughtful treat!
Linda’s hubby and fellow pianist and composer, Barry Michael Wehrli expertly videotaped the performance in addition to assisting with set up and clean up.
Following the student portion of the concert, pianist Linda Wehrli had the pleasure of closing the program with two solo piano performances.
Lent et Mélancolique
Gato La Mayor No. 1
After the concert, students and guests enjoyed delicious gourmet empanadas and desserts by Chef Karla Peguero and her sister Meridys of Cake Bash Studio.
A delectable fruit platter and other finger foods were generously donated by students’ families.
Performers and staff received tasty artisanal chocolate musical notes by Anita Burgoyne of Custom Chocolate Designs. It’s a tradition!
A heartfelt thanks to the dedicated piano students and their families, staff and Keyboard Concepts for making this memorable concert possible.
Thanks to photographer Katie Stone for taking such timeless photos.
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Pastimes For a Lifetime Art and Piano School is located in Valley Glen, California. 818-766-0614. School is open Tuesday – Saturday year round, except for major holidays.
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