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Golden Key Paino School’s September 2023 Newsletter

Dear Golden Key Piano School Community,

Welcome to the new school year. We are grateful for your support and help in the past year. We cannot wait to expand and grow with you through this year!

1. Performance Day

We would like to invite you to our informal Zoom performance day once more so you can practise your skills further in front of an audience and get feedback.

When: Tuesday September 12th 3:00pm PST (6:00pm EST)

Zoom Link below;

Meeting ID: 831 4533 3813

Passcode: 301232

No sign up required.

No teacher invitation/permission is required.

All students are welcome and encouraged to join.

2. Elaine Scholarship Fund

Teacher Chenyi is kindly offering 2 piano lessons where the proceeds will go the The Elaine Scholarship Fund.

To sign up for the lessons, you can pay through the scholarship fund and email us to schedule a lesson.

The Elaine Scholarship Fund was set up to help students from all parts of our society have the chance to have quality lessons. Please consider donating to enrich a deserving student’s music education.

Many thanks to Teacher Chenyi for her generous contribution.

3. Referral System

Many thanks for referrals!

We have been registering students who were referred to us by current or former students of Golden Key Piano School. Believe it or not, we have even had referrals from those who are just starting their own lessons at Golden Key Piano School. We are flattered and grateful for the confidence that our students and their families have in our ability to teach.

To return the favor, for each student that is referred, we will:

  • Add $50 to our scholarship fund to make our quality lessons available to a wider community.
  • Waive the $30 registration fee for your friend as a welcome gift to our school.
  • Send you a thank you gift.

4. 20th Anniversary

We are celebrating our 20th year at Berkeley, we have a full schedule of more than 150 students and dedicated families, and on top of that we now have 2 talented students benefiting from our Elaine Scholarship Fund!

Please mark your calendar for our open house on Sunday October 8th 2023 2pm- 4pm PST.

5. Calendar

Please see our 2023-24 school calendar of events here. Please mark your calendar for rehearsal dates and recitals. We would love to see you take advantage of our free monthly performance days. Performance days are informal and were designed to prepare the students for formal recitals and stage.

6. Students’ News

We would like to congratulate all our students who passed their exams over the summer from prep level to advanced level.

7. Staff News


Many thanks to Elyce for her time working with us.

We wish her luck but sad to see her go as she has found a fulltime job that is more aligned to her education and experience.

We are delighted to have had her at Golden Key Piano School.

We warmly welcome Ana, a UC Berkeley studnet to take up her role.

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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