Edward Berlett, Lum Fun Lee, Ross MacFarlane, Reynaldo Reyes, Kay Shin
Kids Keyboard College
Ross MacFarlane – Kids Keyboard College was written and developed in house by our staff. KKC offers children from age 4 to develop an appreciation for and understanding of music in a fun, group environment. Our classes are broken down into four week sessions for children and their parents. Children listen to music, learn rhythm, and learn to read music. Every child/parent completing the program will have learned the skills required to start private lessons. Children enjoy the fast paced learning environment. For one hour they are kept busy learning while having fun. What kids love the most is having a parent in class with them. It’s fun for the whole family!
Music Theory Lab
Kay Shin – As part of our students’ music education we offer the use of our Music Lab, (Room 2087) at the Center for the Arts. On Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., and Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., computer-aided instruction is available for registered MPAI students in the areas of ear training, sight singing, sight reading, theory, musicianship and composition. An instructor is available during these hours to design a program tailored to fit individual student needs. Weekly attendance is required. Please call the MPAI office to arrange for this instruction at no additional charge.
The MARYLAND PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE (MPAI) is a non profit organization founded in 2008. It started as the Music Preparatory Division at Towson University. MPAI maintains a strong working relationship with Towson University and specifically the Department of Music. As a result of this relationship, MPAI makes its home on the campus of Towson University in the Center for the Arts building. MPAI provides instruction in music, voice and theater to the Towson community for children and adults of all ages. The MPAI faculty includes Towson University graduates, university-level applied faculty, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members as well as graduates of other leading colleges, universities and members of other orchestras. Our curriculum includes private lessons, group classes, and specialized programs for pre-school through advanced students. When you enroll with MPAI, you can rest assured that you are getting the best music education possible. All of MPAI's instructors have degrees in music. To provide continuing goals and incentives for our students we offer performance opportunities and Certificate Programs. MPAI provides the opportunity for all our students to follow the internationally recognized and accredited TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON syllabi available for all instruments including voice. The Maryland Performing Arts Institute has the distinction of being the East Coast Regional Exam Center for students participating in this program. In addition, the Trinity Coordinator for North American Operations is a member of the MPAI faculty. Over the years, students at MPAI have been winners in local, national and international competitions, including Young Soloist Competitions sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Associates and International Young Artists Competitions. Many of our students have received international Exhibition Prizes from Trinity College London and distinction awards from Friends of Trinity. The Maryland Performing Arts Institute continues to add new programs and opportunities for its students to nurture self-expression, creativity, and a lasting love for music. There’s sure to be something for every-one at MPAI!
Lum Fun Lee
A few reminders: The last day of classes for the Maryland Performing Arts Institute before the Christmas break is Monday December 21st. Classes will resume January 4. The fall recitals will be held in the recital hall at Lutherville Music School. The date will be Sunday January 17th. There will be two recitals. The first[…]
Some of our gifted students participated in a recital sponsored by the Baltimore Music Teachers Association on November 8, 2015. We are very proud of their hard work and wonderful performances. Jeffrey Chen, Madeline Rippin, Rosalyn Ma, Darby Brandenburg and Jeffry Cai are in this group picture taken on stage after the recital.
This is a letter from a friend of MPAI about a unique piano duo performing at the Gordon Center this weekend. Dear Friends, I am writing to let you know about a very special concert that will take place at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this Saturday evening, November 7 at 8:00[…]
I admit to being guilty. I often like to point out some of the value of music lessons and music education are the effect it has on test scores and intelligence. I still am of the opinion that is some of the value, but this article on the Huffington Post website points out that there[…]
The music theory lab will be open this Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 9 am to 11 am. The lab is in room 2087. The lab, and theory instruction from Kay Shin, is free to all currently enrolled MPAI students. You can show up this Saturday of email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.
Sara was a student of Mr. Reyes. She studied with him back in the 1970’s. This is a performance given in February but just published on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY7oN-e18Ww
The 2015-16 academic new year is about to commence. Registration is underway here at MPAI and soon everything will be back in full swing. I hope that everyone enjoyed the summer. Enjoyed playing some of your old pieces. Learned some new pieces and read some new music. Everyone should give Piano Maestro a try. It[…]
This is my first attempt at blogging. I hope to be learn and enhance my skills as a teacher with this new tool. So bear with me as I learn. This youtube link is to a great, entertaining performance by one of our violin students Grace Rippin. Grace is a student of Jonathan Goren. It[…]
SUMMER SESSION 2015 Dear Parents, Our Summer Session will run from May 26 through July 29. Students may select a four, six or eight-week session. Please check with your instructor to know which length session and the dates he/she will be teaching. Lesson times should be arranged with the instructor. Remember that[…]