Music Education in Pandemic Times – Great ideas for music students and families

Follow this link for some great ideas from Classic FM (UK) for music students and their families to help pass time during isolation while keeping continuity and expanding musical interests. From everyone at NWMA, we wish all our students and their families safety and wellness during the pandemic. Social distancing and isolation are paramount to [...]

By | March 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Music Education in Pandemic Times – Great ideas for music students and families

Abrianna Zhang performs in the 67th Junior Bach Festival

A big BRAVA to Abrianna Zhang (student of Markus Pawlik) for winning the Berkeley Junior Bach Audition! Come and here her perform the Bach Toccata in e-minor in the 67th Junior Bach Festival Sunday, March 29, 7:30 pm Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo

By | February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Abrianna Zhang performs in the 67th Junior Bach Festival

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