Jane was asked to do a masterclass for young students for the Orange Coast Cities Branch of MTAC on a Sunday afternoon. It was a well-attended event by the teachers and families of the branch and Jane worked with four young students that day. She demonstrated her patience and expertise by showing the students important technics and helping teachers understand how important it is to teach beginners the basics. Counting aloud and phrasing were discussed as well as balancing the hands to hear melody more clearly and shaping a line.
I was inspired to see the interest of the teachers and the warmth created in the whole event. We all appreciated the fabulous reception with the homemade goodies! The location was fabulous in a community center in Laguna Hills which had a nice piano and stage and plenty of seating.