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Jonny May
12/16/2020 10:00 am (PST)

Welcome to the 2020 PWJ Annual Holiday Awards Party, where we recognized students who made extraordinary progress this year! 🎉


Fun Awards

Most likely to play at Disneyland – Sam Argier

Most likely to play at Carnegie Hall – Ken Zimmerman

Most likely to brighten your day – Gillian Marty & Ellen Martinson

Biggest Cheerleader – Ido Bernstein & Eiress Lamy

Most Stylish Player – Michael Unger & Laura Unterweger

Young Virtuoso – Gawyn Ross & John Harkins

Collaboration Award – Dina Melucci


Performance Awards 

Blues Performance – Irina Costei & Anthony Shiels

Jazz Performance – Tom Cranson

Jazz Swing Performance – Rich Barton

Jazz Ballad Performance – Joshua Evans

Jazz Solo Award- Maeva Liebling

Stride Performance – Emi Oguri

Latin Jazz Performance – Davide Ciammaichella

Pop Performance – Barb Christenson

Rock Performance – Gwen Walden

Funk Performance – Josh Walsh

Hymn Performance – Michale LaDisa

Holiday Performance – David Hahn

Classical Performance – Susana Rolfo

Outstanding Duet – Claudio Kunz

Vocal Performance – Masako Cross

Non-Piano Instrumental – Kevin Slaughter

Synth Performance – Martyn Ramsden

Most Creative Video – Chantal Dobbelaere & Kat Marie


Merit Awards

Most Helpful Student – Paul Toal

Most Improved Beginner – Lois Reed & Matt Thompson

Most Improved Intermediate – Simian Sebastian & Felicia Seigler

Most Improved Advanced – Shanti Kosasih & Harrison Moss


PWJ Honors Award

Emma Collingwood

Monthly Update (September 2023)

In September, we released 4 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 6 Smart Sheets, 11 Backing Tracks, and more!

Office Hours (September 26)

Office Hours are an opportunity to get interactive feedback from a professional piano coach!

Member Circle (September 25)

“Member Circle” is a zoom meeting led by a Community Leader where students will have the opportunity to share their breakthrough moments with each other and discuss a particular theme.