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Golden Key Paino School’s May 2022 Newsletter

Dear Golden Key Piano School Community,

This month kicks us off with our annual solo recital as well as an exciting addition to our teacher’s team;

1. Annual Solo Recital

We are looking forward to our Annual Solo Recital this Sunday May 8th.

Thank you all for participating in the recital on Mother’s Day we will do our best to make all the mothers feel proud on that day.

To see the program note and the time and group you are in please see the link HERE.

As a reminder, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 24 hours is required to get in to the venue.

We will see you all at the beautiful Hillside Club at  2286 Cedar St, Berkeley.

P.S Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the assigned time.

2. Our Gratitude to Our Donors
Thank to all the donations our student who is on scholarship will be able to continue their lesson until March 2023. Many thanks to our donors and here is the link if you would like to donate to our Elaine Scholarship Fund.

3. Student’s Spotlight

Congratulations to our log time student Zara who was accepted to accepted to UC LA and UC Berkeley.

We have had Zara and her older brother Zain in our school since they were very young. Such a joy to watch both of them to grow and move on to some great universities in California.

Zara! We are proud of you and wish you the best in the next chapter of your life.

4. Teacher’s News

Congratulations to Teacher Christopher

Congratulations to our very dear teacher Christopher for once again being a competition winner. Christopher won the 2nd prize at Virginia Waring International Competition.

You rock Christopher! and we love you.

Welcome to Teacher Jin

We are excited to introduce Jin Kyung as a new teacher at Golden Key Piano School.

Jin Kyung Kim studied music in South Korea as well as in the United State. She received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Korean Baptist theological University. In the US, she studied with Ellen wassermann at Cal state University, East Bay and received her Master degree in piano performance in 2000. During the graduate school, she awarded a music scholarship from Music teachers association of California. After earning MM in music, She entered graduate program in 2001 at Golden Gate Theological Seminary to be trained a piano accompaniment in contemporary worship music. Since then, she has been serving community organizations as a piano accompanist. With the education background in piano, she has been continuously dedicated to private piano teaching for young students in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. It is her true joy to teach and help them find their talents and develop musical skills. We are happy to ad Jin to our great teacher’s team starting April 2022.

5. Emergency Link Reminder

Please save your teacher’s zoom link for emergency situations if you need to meet on zoom for your lesson. We might not be able to provide it to you last minute because we simply do not check emails or messages every second.

Teacher Katrin:

Meeting ID: 847 0795 4415 Passcode: 308902

Teacher Ketevan:

Meeting ID: 862 0981 0653 Passcode: HVw5J9

Teacher Nicole:

Meeting ID: 810 7789 1766 Passcode: 814656

Teacher Jin:

Meeting ID: 893 3879 0097  Passcode: jj0X38

Teacher Eric:

Meeting ID: 821 4572 8823 Passcode: H0eLbX

Teacher Babak:

Meeting ID: 604 638 8478 Passcode: 0KHZaD

Teacher Chenyi:

Meeting ID: 821 4572 8823 Passcode: H0eLbX

Teacher Gabriel:

Meeting ID: 850 3696 0588 Passcode: Kx2WxU

6. Calendar Reminder

Please note that the school will be closed from May 30th to June 4th.

Here is the school calendar for reference in case you need it for future reference.

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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