Dr. Yelena Balabanova received the prestigious TEACHER OF DISTINCTION 2020 AWARD from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada!
Congratulations to Courtney Tam, 12, on passing with First Honors the level 10 Complete Practical Exam from the Royal Conservatory of Music! This is the most comprehensive and challenging international test for piano students.
Dr, Yelena Balabanova is featured in the Toastmasters International Magazine, June 2020:
Congratulations to students participated in the Pacific International Piano Competition! Our studio earned 100% medals in this highly competitive event. Jimmy Huang-Gold, Lucas Tam-Silver, Courtney Tam-Silver, Ruohan Huang-Silver, Nicolette Yang-Bronze, Brandon Yang-Bronze, Gavin Xi-Bronze!
Congratulations to Bruce Qiang on passing the Royal Conservatory Level 10 Piano Performance Test!
Good luck to Stan Watkins on preparing to take the prestigious Piano Pedagogy Diploma Examination form the RCM!
Good luck to Rena Wang and Grace Zhao on preparing to take the Level 10 RCM Piano Performance Test in Summer 2020!
Congratulations to Lucas Tam on winning the Finalist spot to perform Mozart Concerto with the Seattle Symphony!
Congratulations to Lucas Tam and Lisa Kuang on winning the Top Ten out of 120 students in the Ten Grands competition!
Congratulations to Estella Xi and Ruohan Huang on winning the Top Outstanding Performance Award in the EMTA Baroque festival out of 104 students!
at the Ten Grands Top ten competition, Portland, Oregon
Performing in the ICS Masterworks Recital All-Bach program, Bellevue WA
Performing in the Pacific International Piano Competition, Seattle, WA