Kaua‘i piano students perform at recital

An awards recital was performed by piano students of Joyce Anglemyer for friends and family last week. The program consisted of a repertoire the students had memorized initially for the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions.

Her students, along with over 100,000 piano pupils in the United States participated in the auditions which were held in over 880 music centers. Every year the National Guild of Piano Teachers, of which Anglemyer is a member, sends a judge to Kaua‘i to evaluate students. Anglemyer said she likes to have her students participate in the auditions because it gives them a goal to work toward each year.

For the recital students played pieces ranging from elementary to advanced with repertoire ranging from the Baroque period to the Contemporary period. The program opened with Taelor Sagucio playing “Sound of the Horn” by Alfred. It was a debut for the 8-year-old boy.

Some students received National Membership Certificates, report cards and pins designating their classification for memorizing a 10-piece program. They were Kyle Balisacan, Christyann Clement, Hemily Clement, Jaimelynn Dela Cruz, Su Goodridge, Roshayne Peahu, Ryenn Taogoshi and Ivana Wu. All students who presented a 10-piece program from memory were recognized with a statuette.

A press release quotes Anglemyer: “Music builds self-confidence through achieving competence, and music students develop teamwork through playing music with others.”

Anglemyer added that it has been proven that children who study music are better at mathematics, thinking and analysis and get better grades in school.

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