IT'S NOT MAGIC, IT'S MASTERY!
WPS IS WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA'S ONLY ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC FOUNDING SCHOOL
At Wendelken Piano Studio, we recognize the need for first-rate coaching in classical music. Nothing else, no corners cut, will produce the kind of musicians we train here. And in order to reach that level of beauty and professionalism, we must be engaged. But is it possible to learn to play masterfully and still have fun? Yes, absolutely!
So, whatever you are coming to us with, whether you are an advanced pianist who wants to take their music to the next level, an intermediate level student who is feeling burnt out and needs something special to ignite their interest again, or an absolute beginner who wants the best possible start, you’ve found your place. Welcome to the friendliest music studio we know. Welcome to Wendelken Piano Studio (and voice too!)Asheville
Intermediate Piano Program
Students reaching an intermediate level are often at a crossroads: They are now experienced enough to really begin to play well, yet are faced with increased workload at school. Predictably, if the music student doesn’t love where their music is taking them, students may quit piano at this time.
Because of this, we are very attentive to our middle school/high school students. The key to success is to keep everyone engaged and challenged with exciting challenges like: Learning their first concerto, playing in a duo, composing, and making Youtube videos. Motivation is everything.
Our Intermediate Program is for students with a few years of study behind them. Students are now able to play music from Baroque to Contemporary. The music available at this level is varied and inspiring. Further, we allow our students to choose the music the most inspires them from each period. Corresponding Royal Conservatory of Music Level: Grade 2- 6.
Performance and Exams
As a concert-trained pianist, I emphasize this aspect with my students of all ages. Frequent group performance classes at our studio help give our students the extra experience needed to look calm and professional on stage, in exams, or when making a video for Youtube. Performance experience helps us to enjoy sharing our music with others!
Competitions and Awards
Each year, our studio participates in RCM practical exams, FFMC Festival and State Competition, Pittsburgh International Piano Competition, Philadelphia International Piano Competition, American Protege’ international Piano and Strings Competition, and lighter things like Pasco County’s “Spotlight on Talent”, Solo and Ensembles, local outreaches to area retirement homes and hospitals, and formal and casual recitals.