Certificate of Merit annual student evaluations | The Tinturin Music Studio

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Glenn Tinturin

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PIANO LESSONS
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PIANO LESSONS

The preferred instrument for a young child is piano, because of it's simple layout and ease of playing. The piano layout also makes theory learning easier. Research has shown that learning piano sensitizes young children to pattern, space, and time sequencing, and improves cognitive skills, eye-hand coordination, and spatial reasoning.

GUITAR LESSONS
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GUITAR LESSONS

Arguably one of the most popular instruments in the world, the guitar offers a versatility far beyond almost any other instrument. From country to classical, Spanish to jazz, folk to flamenco, pop to rock, from concert stages to campfires, the guitar holds a place in more homes than any other single instrument.

OUR MISSION

To provide our students with the pinnacle of artistic training and professionalism. To prepare those interested in careers in music, as well as those seeking a simple enjoyment through enhanced understanding of music, guided listening and improved abilities to play an instrument.

OUR TEAM

Glenn Tinturin

Glenn Tinturin

Guitar Lessons

Began to study classical guitar at the age of seven with the acclaimed teacher, Guy Horn. At the age of ten, Glenn gave his debut performance as a soloist with the Santa Monica Symphony at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. More ...

Phone: (909) 337-3811
Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Originally from Los Angeles, pianist, Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin has performed as soloist, accompanist, in orchestras, and as a chamber music artist extensively throughout North America and Europe. More ...

Phone: (805) 419-4229
Lenny Tinturin

Lenny Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Started lessons in piano at the age of seven. His first teacher was his father, well-known composer, Peter Tinturin. Lenny gave his first concert at the Stairway to the Stars concert series at Barnum Hall at the age of ten ... More ...

Phone: (949) 933-8474

Certificate of Merit annual student evaluations

The Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Certificate of Merit (CM) is a statewide program of student evaluations that takes place each year from mid-February through early April. It is a systematic and comprehensive program based on requirements set forth in an applicable discipline Syllabus that tests students on their knowledge and abilities in music theory, technique in scales and chords, sight-reading, ear-training, and performance skills. Students may be enrolled in any level for which they are prepared.

There are 11 levels, from Preparatory to Advanced (level 10). The program is designed so that a student beginning at the Prep level in the second grade can complete the Advanced level by the time they graduate from high school.

Each student receives a “Certificate of Merit” for successfully completing all segments of the examination. Students who meet certain requirements can be recommended by their evaluator for “Branch Honors” and to perform at the annual MTAC state convention in July. Senior medallions are awarded to eligible high school seniors.

The Young Artist Guild (YAG) is the highest achievement that a CM student can attain. YAG offers semi-professional, paid performance opportunities to our most gifted young soloists through branch-sponsored concerts.

Enrollment takes place in October of the previous year and the fee is due at that time. Fees vary according to level.

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