This scholarship fund was established in memory of Anne Vanko Liva, whom I had the privilege of studying with for over 10 years. Almost everything that I am as a teacher, I owe to her. As her student, she taught me much more than how to make beautiful music, she gave me the gift of her love. She is one of the kindest, and most dedicated people I have met. Her kindness was matched only by her modesty. It was not until I was an adult that I learned about all of her accomplishments. She was a nationally known teacher, who co-founded the European Piano Teachers’ Association and Young Musicians’ Society and served as the first President of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association. Mrs. Liva was awarded the Outstanding Teacher and Distinguished Service Award by the Pennsylvania Music Teacher’s Association and was honored for 50 years of service by the National Guild of Piano Teachers’ Association.
I can never repay Mrs. Liva for the priceless gift that she gave me, but through teaching my students and offering this scholarship, I hope that in a small way I am paying it forward.
Donations can be made by check to the Anne Liva Scholarship Fund and mailed to Lee Piano Studio, P.O. Box 2063, New Milford, CT 06776
Information for Applicants:
The scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant as a tuition credit in 10 equal installments each month from August through June. The scholarship recipient must be enrolled in 45-minute private lessons.The scholarship recipient must practice a minimum of 45 minutes every day during the school year, and participate in two studio concerts and either the Young Musicians’ Festival, Young Composers’ Day or the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Theory Assessment or Piano Assessment. Practice time will be recorded in writing on the weekly practice log. The weekly piano lesson can be counted as practice for that day. An exception to the daily practice requirement is given for student illness, family emergency, or vacation. A scholarship student who does not meet these requirements will no longer be eligible for the scholarship.
Application materials will be available by June 18, 2017. Application Deadline: July 9, 2017. Scholarship winner will be announced by July 30, 2017.
Dedicated, Professional Piano Instruction
Roxane Lee, M. S., Nationally Certified Teacher of Music