Sue Field's Music Studio

August 15th 2017

Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing students starting Monday, August 14th. 

Congratulations to my students who took  RCM/MDP exams in May '17. All the results are now posted  below and PDFs are available on your MDP login for all May exams. 

The 40 Piece Challenge, originally created by Elissa Milne

The 2017 - 2018 Challenge started late April '17  and will end next spring. Many Congratulations to all those who made it this year. Kudos to the winners in each group, Minou, Nicholas and Lucie. 

June 2017 Here are the leaders in each group, going into the summer break: 
Group 1, Emme 
Group 2, Nicholas
Group 3, Alex
Group 4, Lucie

Royal Conservatory of Music/MDP Exam results

Results from May 2017

Emmy Donnelly, Grade 1 Piano
Emme Laine, Prep B Piano
Minou Ono, Grade 1 Piano
Ari Rosales, Grade 6 Voice

First Class Honors
Lucie Bacon, Grade 6 Piano
Maya Schwartz, Grade 3 Voice
Michael Simon, Grade 8 Piano
Deiana Vinlaun, Grade 5 Voice
Shaan Patel, Grade 3 Piano
Taran Tummala, Grade 3 Piano
Tej Tummala, Grade 6 Piano

Results from December 2016
Sophia Austin, Grade 2 Piano
Nicholas Chan, Grade 1 Piano
Aaron Laine, Prep A Piano
Ari Rosales, Grade 5 Theory
Maya Schwartz, Grade 5 Theory
First Class Honors
Alexander Chan, Grade 3 Piano
Deiana Vinluan, Grade 5 Theory

Results from May 2016 

Michael Simon, Intermediate Rudiments of Theory
Taran Tummala, Basic Rudiments of Theory
Tej Tummala, Intermediate Rudiments of Theory
First Class Honors 
Sophia Austin, Grade 1 Piano
Alexander Chan, Basic Rudiments of Theory
Emme Laine, Prep  A  Piano
Jonathon Tordilla, Grade 7 Piano
Tej Tummala, Grade 5 Piano
Deiana Vinluan, Grade 4 Voice


Brava Ari, Distinction at Grade 6 Voice
Congratulations to Lucie who received 3 perfect scores on her Bach Prelude, Rosetti Sonata and Maykapar Romance, at her recent Grade 6 piano exam! 
Brava Emmy D, Minou and Emme on your RCM/MDP distinctions! 
Many congratulations to Deiana, high First Class Honors at Grade 5 Voice

Many congratulations to Maya who auditioned and was accepted into the Treble Clef Choir at Carlmont HS. Also to Maya for her excellent First Class Honors result at Grade 3 Voice. 

Studio Calendar
Monday, August 14th Studio reopens
Monday, September 4th, Labor Day, Studio closed. 

Studio Facebook Page - Sue Field's Music Studio
I have a facebook page for the studio and post articles, pertinent to learning and of musical interest. Search for Sue Field's Music Studio on facebook and it will come up - the link, seems unreliable.

San Francisco Symphony I do encourage you to browse through the SF Symphony booklet, (in the studio) for the array of concerts. We are also fortunate to have a variety of local concerts, at Stanford University and  from the local symphonies, Peninsula Symphony and  Symphony Silicon Valley. At the Century cinema in Redwood City you can watch live opera performances from the Met, on Saturday mornings. 

Studio alumni news

Congratulations to Monica Chanda (singer and pianist) who  graduated from Woodside HS, May '15  and is attending Purdue University for Engineering. 

Jasmine Davidson, (singer and pianist)  graduated Carlmont  HS US in 2016.  
Jason Espana graduated  Woodside HS in '15 and is attending San Francisco State University, studying computer science.
Megnha Shrivastava also graduated High School in '15 and is attending Cornell University, Her brother, Shiven also attends  Cornell. The Shrivastava Family left Redwood City for North Carolina several years ago. 

Matt Jenkins (pianist) graduated from Sequoia HS, in June 2014 and is now at Brown University. He is in training for football (Matt played on the varisty HS team, from his freshman year) and still finds time to play the piano.
Aditi Trivedi, my longtime student from the San Diego studio begins medical school at UC Davis, August 2015,  having graduated from UCSB in 2014, Many congratulations to her. I'm especially proud that she minored in music at UCSB and is singing and recording currently. 
Carina Whaley (singer)  who graduated HS in '11 is heading to Dublin for a semester abroad and will then return to Purdue in January for a final semester before graduating in May '15.   Congratulations to Carina on her recent graduation! 
Erica Whaley (singer) graduated HS in '13 and now attends Miami University in Ohio. She is a mechanical engineering major with a minor in economics. Congratulations to Erica on her graduation, May 2017. 

Directions to the Studio
Please note my studio is located behind my house and is a completely separate building - pass by wrought iron gate to the left of the garage and walk behind the house. 
I am approximately midway between the 280 and 101.On 280 exit Edgewood Road if coming south from San Francisco and if coming north, from San Jose exit on Farm Hill Road. From 101 exit Whipple in both directions. There is plenty of street parking. 
Public Transport
I am only one mile away from Redwood City Caltrain and the Bus Depot at Sequoia Station. 

Dexter: 9.9.07- 3.28.15, Rest in Peace.