Thank you!

... for your participation in our first virtual recital, for your passion, and for sharing the joy of music making with so many. For us it has been a lot of fun watching the sharing and voting for the videos, many of which were professionally and thoughtfully produced, but all were competent and polished performances.

Judging by the number of 'shares', this has been a very exciting recital and a great showcase for our young, and not so young, performers.

As we have all had fun performing, lovingly making and happily watching the videos, we are all winners already!

However... We also recognize some 'special winners', and these are selected by the popular votes, as at midnight May 22, 2020. The winner, with the most liked video is:

  • Luella Lam (student of Ms Bettina Houser) - 383 Likes
  • Award: $50 Amazon gift card

Since it has been such a close, and exciting, contest between our top two contenders, we have decided to add a runner up award. And this goes to 

  • Emily Mares (student of Ms Aline Sardao) - 357 Likes
  • Award: $25 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual spring recital
    May 9, 2020

    Alison Hoang

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Guitar] Bourrée - Graf Bergen

    Luella Lam

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Piano] A Cowboy's Song and Love Somebody

    Melissa Giron

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Ukelele] A Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

    Nyla Rteimeh

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    Party Favor - Billie Eilish

    Nila Fox

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Voice] Wondering - Olivia Rodrigo and Julia Lester

    Aiden Andrews

    Teacher: Arax Petrossian
    [Piano] Sonatina George Benda

    Lily Andrews

    Teacher: Arax Petrossian
    [Piano] Minuet in G Bach

    Sean Moran

    Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
    [Piano] Bach Minuet

    Aubrey Kesler

    Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
    [Piano] Furient by Faber

    Sharaya Dunsford

    Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
    [Piano] Music Box by Faber

    Max Polizu

    Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
    [Piano] French Lullaby by Faber

    Spencer Wang

    Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
    [Piano] Happy Day and Theme by Thomas Attwood

    Jasmine Goldsmith

    Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
    [Piano] Ballade by Burgmuller

    Peter Nophsker

    Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
    [Piano] Mission impossible

    James Nophsker

    Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
    [Piano] Fiesta Espana

    Nam Bui

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Voice] Can’t Help Falling in Love, by George Weiss

    Emily Mares

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Voice] I Have Nothing

    Amber Zeng

    Teacher: Arax Petrossian
    [Voice] Prom queen

    Lana Cheng

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Voice] I Dreamed a Dream, by Claude Schönberg

    Jillian Cheng

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Voice] Good Morning Baltimore, by Marc Shaiman

    Charissa Bui

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Voice] You Say, by Lauren Daigle

    Gwen Woods

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Piano] Batter Up! and My Clever Pup

    Emma Wakabayashi

    Teacher: Bettina Houser
    [Flute] I Can See the Light - Rapunzel

    Jonathan Thornton

    Teacher: Hugo Nogueira

    Lily Miyagishima

    Teacher: Aline Sardao
    [Piano] Miniature Sonatina, by Joseph Küffner

    Dexter Reeb

    Teacher: Ann Nguyen
    [Piano] Village Dance

    Shiloh Stupin

    Teacher: Bettina Houser

    An Bui

    Teacher: Eriko Tsuji
    [Violin] Do-Re-Mi

    Karlie Ryan Gardea

    Teacher: Marylin Mello
    [Piano] Skating

    Kloe Marie Gardea

    Teacher: Eriko Tsuji
    [Violin] Tooth Fairy, Subway Train

    Roan West

    Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
    [Guitar] Just the way you are - Billy Joel

    Huynh Tam Lam

    Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
    [Guitar] Romance


    First ask your teacher to register your name for the recital. This will reserve a place for you to post your performance video. Your teacher can then help you with making your best performance video. Please limit performance to maximum 5 minutes. However, we will accept some exceptions based on the teacher's recommendation if the performance has to go a little over the time limit. The video must be submitted no later than midnight May 8, 2020 using the Upload button (under your name). If you need any support, please contact us at
    Videos will be available for viewing and audience voting by the end of May 9, 2020.
    You only need to have a Facebook account to be able to vote. Just click or tap on the Like button. You can 'like' more than one performance.
    The winner will be selected at the end of Saturday May 23, 2020. If there are multiple performances with the same highest number of likes, we will select one randomly for the reward.
    Absolutely. HB School of Music will award the most liked performance with an Amazon $50 gift card. The winner(s) will be posted on the school's website. We will also contact and email the gift card to the family.