The Musical Mungai Family

Originally published by The Pamplin Media Group: http://publications.pmgnews.com/fpubs/portrait-our-families-2015/ By GAIL PARK Pamplin Media Group Two energetic young boys sit al side-by-side pianos. When they strike the keys, it’s apparent they are skilled beyond their years. Encouraged to master the piano by their parents, Segeni and Melissa Mungai. Benjamin and Njenga take piano playing seriously. Benjamin, 13, has achieved distinctions with ... Read More

Spring Music Jam

Saturday April 6. Students, parents, & teachers enjoyed a short program of piano solos and original compositions followed by refreshments. Participating students of teachers Aron Bernstein and Claudia Reinsch included: Benjamin Mungai, Anwesha Mukherjee, Nikita Sastry, Rohan Sastry, Arno Porter, Alex Yang, Max Yang, Enzo Alfonso, Jeanna Alfonso, and Jego Alfonso. Original compositions performed included ... Read More

Westside Piano Students Earn Gold Cup Trophies

Congratulations to Westside Music School students Savannah Justen, Arno Porter, Brandon Thai, and Alexander Voutsas who earned their gold cup awards after this year’s Oregon Federation of Music Clubs Junior Music Festival. Students perform two pieces for an adjudicator who evaluates their performance and awards written comments, ribbons, and points to each student. After participating ... Read More

Graduating Seniors Perform in Recitals

Congratulations to WMS students Briony Booker (graduating from Arts & Communication Magnet School) and Mahsheed Massarat (graduating from Southridge HS). Briony’s senior flute recital was held at the Westside Music School April 20, and included pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, and a very special piece entitled “The Curragh of Kildare” which Briony dedicated to her late ... Read More

Westside Students Help Celebrate Packy’s Birthday

On Sunday April 14 several students from the Westside and Eastside Harmony Road music schools were invited to participate in the festivities celebrating Packy’s Birthday. Students & parents sang “Packy’s Parade” on the Zoo stage. The composer, Jan Keyser, wrote a special second verse to commemorate Packy’s Birthday. Ms. Keyser, the creator of the Harmony ... Read More

From the Chorus

"The pleasure is all ours to have such a wonderful piano instructor. It’s been a great learning experience for both Jon-Jon and Anna Marie. You are highly recommended by us at anytime. Thanks a million!"

-- Student Parent

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