CONGRATULATIONS to Markus Pawlik’s students!!

New World Music Academy congratulates Markus Pawlik's students for receiving Branch's Honor in the 2019 MTAC Certificate of Merit Evaluations. Amy C Hanna C. Sammy M. Ella M. Jenida Y. Serena Y. Abrianna Z. Chelsea Z. Serena Z.

By | March 8th, 2019|News & Events|Comments Off on CONGRATULATIONS to Markus Pawlik’s students!!

Below is from an interview with NWMA Executive Director and Owner, Mark Anderson, that appeared in the Hacienda News, a locally circulated newsletter that circulates throughout the Hacienda Business Park. This interview appeared late in 2018. New World Music Academy Offers a Quality Music Education By Hacienda Pulse Staff Writer New World Music Academy is [...]

By | January 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on

Mark Anderson, NWMA Executive Director – NEW CD available for pre-order!

NWMA Executive Director Mark Anderson has a new CD about to be released on Nimbus Records - the fourth in a series of recordings devoted to the solo piano of the German-born Dutch composer Julius Röntgen. The CD is available for pre-order on Amazon.com  

By | January 13th, 2019|News & Events|Comments Off on Mark Anderson, NWMA Executive Director – NEW CD available for pre-order!

Q: Who was Artur Schnabel?

A: Artur Schnabel was one of the most important and influential musicians of the first half of the 20th century! The documentary film by our Artistic Director Markus Pawlik about the legendary pianist and modernist composer Artur Schnabel is now playing on Amazon. “Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile" https://www.amazon.com/Artur-Schnabel-No-Place-Exile/dp/B07GVSD3ST

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog, News & Events|Comments Off on Q: Who was Artur Schnabel?

NWMA Student Wins Livermore-Amador Symphony Concerto Competition

Congratulations to Daniel Mah, student of Markus Pawlik, for winning the Livermore Symphony Competition - a competition that Academy founder and director Mark Anderson won twice as a youth growing up in Pleasanton! As a winner Daniel will perform the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 on February 23, 2018 with the Livermore Symphony.

By | October 15th, 2018|Blog, News & Events|Comments Off on NWMA Student Wins Livermore-Amador Symphony Concerto Competition

Why is Music Good for the Brain?

NEUROSCIENTISTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED that learning to play an instrument or sing leads to changes in a child’s brain that make it more likely they will reach their full cognitive and academic potential. This may be why learning to play an instrument can be fun, but also difficult! There is significant merit to the idea that [...]

By | September 29th, 2018|Blog, Music Education|Comments Off on Why is Music Good for the Brain?

From the Executive Director to All NWMA Families – 31Aug 2018

Music lessons are not just another activity. While this short essay is not an attempt to bash team or solo sports, chess club, math tutoring, or any other after-school (extra-curricular) program that parents subscribe to for their kids, it is designed to remind and enlighten NWMA families as to what exactly music lessons mean. Research [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Blog, Music Education|Comments Off on From the Executive Director to All NWMA Families – 31Aug 2018

SoundArts Chamber Music Program Season 2!

We are pleased to announce the second season of our chamber music program, Sound Arts! Bringing artists and students together to perform chamber masterworks Explore exciting music Grow musicality Improve rhythm Learn communication skills Gain confidence Make friends with other musicians In this semester-long course, designed for intermediate and advanced students, young musicians will be placed [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Blog, Chamber Music|Comments Off on SoundArts Chamber Music Program Season 2!

NWMA Owner and Executive Director in Nimbus Podcast This Month

https://youtu.be/ILctbP8Z4z4   NWMA Owner and Executive Director Mark Anderson discusses new releases for August on Nimbus Records. The 37 minute podcast was recorded at Wyastone Leys - home of Nimbus Records - in the UK when Mark was there to record his fourth CD of Röntgen's solo piano music this past June.  

By | August 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on NWMA Owner and Executive Director in Nimbus Podcast This Month

New for the 2018-19 Academic Year – Policies and Tuition

August 5, 2018 New for the 2018-19 Academic Year To all of our current students and families as well as those who are visiting our site in search of the right destination for learning music for themselves or their children, NWMA has recently made changes to our policies and tuition structure for the 2018-19 academic [...]

By | August 4th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on New for the 2018-19 Academic Year – Policies and Tuition