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Lisa Kato with Marilyn Carstens and participants in 
  	Improvisation Workshop
Long Beach piano teacher Lisa Kato (back row, far right) with Santa Clara piano teacher Dr. Marilyn Carstens and other California piano teachers participating in Dr. Carstens' improvisation workshop at the 2003 Music Teachers Association State Convention.


Students Compete in Southwestern Youth Music Festival

3,500 students from all over Southern California - from as far away as San Diego and San Bernadino counties - participate in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival every year. The SYMF was founded in 1964 by members of the Long Beach Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California.

Congratulations to Isaac Siyluy, first place winner in the Piano Qualified 8B Division!

Piano Recitals
Picture of Piano Recital in Long Beach, CA courtesy of Lisa Michiko Kato, Kato Music Studio

Piano students (and teacher!) present a piano recital at Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, California.

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Student Activities Factsheets

Now students, parents, and prospective students can view and compare the many musical activities that are available for music students of all ages and levels. Extremely helpful for parents trying to figure out the "right" activities for their kids (or themselves)!

Note: You'll need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to view and print the Student Activities Factsheets. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat plug-in installed, you can download it for free. Just click on the Adobe Acrobat logo to get started.

Musical Activities for Children / Young Adults
Musical Activities for Adults

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Your Child's Music Education

Support for Practicing at Home
Involvement With Your Child's Education
Student and Parent Contracts
Helping the Student Set and Achieve Goals

Music Teachers Association Activities

Certificate of Merit
Long Beach Southern California Junior Bach Festival
Music Teachers Association Long Beach Branch Recitals
Composers Today and Improvisation
Adult Performance Program

3840 Woodruff Avenue, Suite 109
Long Beach, California   90808
(562) 624-2660
(562) 598-3593

Long Beach School of Music's East Long Beach location is minutes away from El Dorado Park Estates, Bixby Knolls, College Park Estates, Los Alamitos / Rossmoor, the cities of Lakewood and Cerritos.

South Bay School of Music
1710 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA   90277
(310) 540-6767

South Bay School of Music / The Guitar School is located next to Bristol Farms in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village, minutes away from Redondo Hollywood Riviera neighborhood, and the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, and Rolling Hills.
Students Participate in Long Beach Auditions for the National Piano Guild
June 10, 2003
Students of Piano Teacher Lisa Kato Receive National Piano Guild Honors

Piano students from Kato Music Studio participated in the National Piano Guild Auditions held in June. Students presented Local, District, and State programs, earning certificates and fraternity pins. The Guild adjudicator was Mr. Sidney Melton, who flew out from Atlanta to preside over Southern California Guild auditions. Thank you, Mr. Melton!

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Studio Theme Recital: Great Eras of Music History

Introduced students to music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.

Piano Performance Workshop

Held at Kato Music Studio, Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Labor Day Block Party

The Annual Armourdale Avenue Labor Day Block Party is always a hit! At the 5th Annual Labor Day Block Party, Kato Music Studio students were scheduled to play as a warm-up to reknowned Long Beach band The Elm Street Band, headed by guitarist and bandleader Roger Douglass.

IAJE Teacher Training Institute
Participants at the 2001 IAJE Teacher Training Institute

Travelled to Las Vegas to participate in this intense three-day teacher training program sponsored by the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

Anyone interested in the study, teaching, or mere appreciation of jazz should consider joining the International Association for Jazz Education. This excellent organization will put jazz musicians, jazz teachers, jazz institutions and just about anyone interested in the field of jazz in touch with the music information and resources that they need to know.

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L.M. Kato is a member of the the Long Beach Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTACLB), National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT), and the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).