Performance


Gail performingPerformance is an integral part of any learning experience. I have two studio recitals each year, one in December and one in May. I also maintain an active performance schedule with vocalists, instrumentalists, and pianists at Michigan State University, the East Lansing community and throughout Michigan.

Many of my students participate in different festivals and competitions which promote positive performance experiences rather than stressful competitive situations. I believe in preparing the motivated students for these events. I do not feel that these situations are designed for every piano student.

Gail collaborating with saxophonistDue to my active membership in MTNA, MMTA and CAMTA, my students participate in Student Achievement Testing and The Eileen Keel Sonata/Sonatina Competition. Below is a list of students who have been recognized recently.

2022 MMTA Semi Finalist – Rebecca W. Level 10

1st Place 6th-8th grade Sonatina Competition – Clara C.

SAT Honors Recital – Henry Y. Level 2

2021 MMTA State Finalists – Rebecca W. Level 9, Sophia L. Level 7

2nd Place 9th – 10th grade Sonata Competition – Aiden Song

Honorable Mention Up to 8th grade Sonata – Rebecca W.

2nd Place 9th-10th grade Sonata Competition – Ren Minamisono

2nd Place Up to 5th grade Sonatina Competition – Sophia L.

2018 MMTA State Finalist – Honorable Mention – Rebecca W.

CAMTA Honors Recital – Rebecca W., Level 6

2017 2nd Place in up to 5th grade Sonatina Competition – Rebecca W.

2nd Place in 6th – 8th grade Sonatina Competition – Ren Minamisono

Honorable Mention in 6th – 8th grade Sonatina Competition – Aiden Song

Honorable Mention in 6th – 8th grade Sonatina Competition – Ethan Lamkin

SAT Honors Recital – Kai M. Level 2A

2016 MMTA State Finalists – Aiden Song, Level 5, Ethan Lamkin, level 4.

2nd Place in up to 5th grade Sonatina Competition – Rebecca W.

2015 MMTA State Finalist – Ren Minamisono, Level 4

1st Place in up to 5th grade Sonatina Competition – Aiden Song

Honorable Mention in 11th-12th grade Sonata Competition – Melissa Barros

Honorable Mention in 6th-8th grade Sonatina Competition – Ren Minamisono

2014 Second Place in 11th-12th grade Sonata Competition – Melissa Barros

2013 Second Place in 9th-10th grade Sonata Competition – Melissa Barros

Second Place in the 6th-8th grade Sonatina Competition – Carina Arnosti

Honorable Mention in the 6th-8th grade Sonatina Competition – Sophie Steiner

SAT Honors Recital – Ren Minamisono Level 2B

2012 MMTA State Finalist – Micah Ng, Level 9.

First Place in the up to 5th grade Sonatina Competition – Ren Minamisono

Honorable Mention in the 11th-12th grade Sonata Competition – Micah Ng.

Eligible SAT students who have high scores will perform at MMTA Semi-Finals each year in April.