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ABOUT OPUS119

Students of Opus119 have received over 3000 prizes and awards from local, state, national and international competitions.  They have performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Renée Segerstrom Concert Hall, and at Carnegie Recital Hall for more than 60 occasions.  Our school focuses on Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Flute.

 

Notable International Competition Recognition includes grand prize winners of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition; 1st prize at Yamaha e-Competition junior division; 1st Prize winners at the San Jose International Piano Competition; grand prize winners at the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards; winners of the National YoungArts auditions; 1st prizes at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition; multiple prizes at the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, ASU Yamaha/Bosendorfer Competition and Gina Bachauer Junior Piano Competition.

 

Students of Opus119 have been accepted into Juilliard, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Peabody, USC, as well as many prestigious colleges and conservatories.

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to instill in our students a love and appreciation of music so that they may look beyond the routine of practice and allow music to become a natural and constant part of their lives, a gift to be enjoyed and shared with others. 

TESTIMONIALS

"With all the lockdowns, we couldn’t be happier that our children are able to obtain high quality, IN-PERSON, extraordinary instructors who are deeply attentive and committed to the success of our children.  Opus119 School of Music has taken efforts to ensure that in-person instruction can continue despite all the changing recommendations regarding Covid-19.  Thankfully, our children have remained healthy and happy throughout this pandemic, without regression in their piano knowledge.  The most valuable aspect for us is having our children be able to continue learning with as little disruption as possible, and for that, we are extremely grateful for their commitment to the musical growth of our two children!"

 

Harry B. Skinner, M.D., Ph.D., FAOA

Professor Emeritus, Orthopaedic Surgery, Bioengineering, and

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California Irvine

 

 

"We feel so blessed to have been part of Opus119 School of Music for the past 5 1/2 years!  The teachers are FABULOUS, always professional and extremely kind to my children. Most importantly, they teach to extremely high standards.  As a board certified healthcare practitioner for the past 22 years, the health and safety of my children is always my #1 priority. As a germaphobe who spent the majority of my career working in hospitals, I am the Mom who taught my children to open doors in public places using a paper towel so their hands wouldn’t touch microbes on public bathroom knobs & doorhandles.  Opus 119’s high standards were translated during the Covid-19 pandemic when they took every precaution to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and parents (zoom and in-person).  I am consistently impressed with the measures Opus 119 has taken, from their outdoor waiting/social distancing guidelines, limiting the number of people allowed to enter, touchless spray hand sanitizers, masks and temperature checks prior to each lesson.  I feel safe and confident leaving my children knowing how meticulous the instructors are with the Covid protocols the school has implemented, as well as the teachers own personal safety measures.  Lastly, recent studies have shown a 26% decline in children’s IQ due to isolation and lockdowns, not to mention an increase in mental illness and suicides…more reason to be appreciative for the safety and medical precautions taken so in-person lessons are possible at Opus119 School of Music!"

 

Renee Barton, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Board Certified 

USC Keck School of Medicine