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

Congratulations to NWMA Students for Outstanding ABRSM Grades!

NWMA extends hearty congratulations to the following students of Ms. Kiki for outstanding exam results for 2018 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) testing: Anish Reddy Kolan - Grade 5 - Mark 95 (with Distinction) Brandon Hughes Lu - Grade 5 - Mark 85 (with Merit) Pranav Palagummi - Grade 5 - Mark [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on Congratulations to NWMA Students for Outstanding ABRSM Grades!

SoundArts Students Amazing in 2018 Spring Recital

To those who have launched them, the first performance of a chamber music program feels like a testing-ground for all the hard-work, preparation, administrative (read: schedule) juggling, and tireless practicing, in addition to all the efforts by parents, teachers and administrators to make it all come together. Well, today it can be said that those [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on SoundArts Students Amazing in 2018 Spring Recital

New World Music Academy Spring Recital 2018

Come enjoy an afternoon of music provided by our talented students. When: May 12, 2018 starting at 10:30am Where:  Resurrection Lutheran Church 7557 Amador Valley Blvd. Dublin, CA 94568 We look forward to seeing you there!

By | May 11th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on New World Music Academy Spring Recital 2018

2018 Certificate of Merit Results are in!

New World Music Academy would like to congratulate Markus Pawlik's piano students who recently completed their 2018 Certificate of Merit program. Receiving Branch Honors in the Certificate of Merit Evaluations are: Abrianna Zhang Audrey Xi Chelsea Zhou Ella Min In the 2018 USOMC Competition: Hanna Chen 1. Prize Jessica Phongsa 2nd Prize Ella Min 3rd [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on 2018 Certificate of Merit Results are in!