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Last day teaching at Allegro Music, Fremont

I got my start as a music teacher in December 2002, shortly after graduating college. My good friend Ian, who I was living with at the time, recommended me to the owner at Allegro Music in Fremont when an opening for a piano teacher popped up on Fridays. (Ian is an outstanding guitarist; he taught for many years at Allegro. He now lives in Oregon with his wife and their three children.)
I never had any desire to teach. I fell into this work backwards, and it took me some years to fully embrace the job. My teaching position at Allegro has been vital in this journey - a key signpost in the progression to who I am today. 
At my peak, I was teaching four days a week at the store. In more recent years I have been teaching two days a week in Fremont: Mondays and Tuesdays. During the 2011-12 school year I pared my Allegro schedule down to a single day: Mondays.
Today was my final day teaching at Allegro. I have been there for nine and a half years. Through many ups and downs, living in several different cities around the bay area, trying and failing with dozens of different musical projects, getting married, buying a house, having a child. The things that have happened to me during the last decade are not insignificant!
I will now turn my full energies to building up and strengthening my home teaching studio in Castro Valley. I'll be looking forward, but with great appreciation for what has just slipped into the rearview mirror.


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June 1st Recital -- Details & Directions

The student recital will be held Saturday, June 1st in the CSUEB Music Building in room 1055.
For a CSUEB campus map, follow this link (the Music Building is the donut-shaped building on the left of the map, abbreviated as "MB").
**Weekend parking at CSUEB is free
There will be 2 groups of performers: - Group 1 starts at 2:30pm - Group 2 starts at 4:00pm
Each student will know ahead of time which group they are a part of.
Performers:  - please arrive 20-30 minutes early  - dress code: nice casual; no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes
 - performers with long hair: plan to wear your hair up or pulled back
For a Google Map of the CSUEB Hayward Hills Campus, follow this link For detailed driving directions to CSUEB from anywhere in the bay area, follow this link
No tickets required for this event -- all are welcome.
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