Ella Petersen has studied with Mrs. Gasse since she was 3 years old. She is a Forest Parker and now that she is 8, she attends Betsy Ross School and will start next academic year at Field Stevenson. Born in a bi-cultural and bi-racial family, (Indonesian and American parents) she is a perfect example of the melting pot that GSM is.… Continue Reading
The AEE Piano Trio (unfortunately we didn’t get a better, more official name for them yet) is GSM’s oldest early childhood Chamber Music group. Ernesto and Alexander started playing cello and piano duets when they were 6 and were neighbors (Alex used to live half a block from GSM), were classmates in first grade and both studied music at GSM. … Continue Reading
GSM is proud to honor these three really young students who approach chamber music with a depth and confidence many times not found in high school students. Jasper Park (5), pianist, Zhu Zhu Cai (8), violinist, and Antonio Gasse (6), cellist, constitute the youngest chamber music group at GSM.… Continue Reading
A GSM students string quartet constituted by Sharadram Sundaresan, 1st Violin, Hana Russell, 2nd Violin, Robin Wang, Viola and Janek Schaller, Cello, performed a full string quartet recital on Dec. 7th in Scoville Square, Oak Park. They played 60 minutes of uninterrupted beautiful music including baroque, classical and holiday music.… Continue Reading
Says the childrens' father: "We have never, okay, almost never. had one of our children say they want to quit playing. We credit the teaching style of the Gasses for keeping the children learning and motivated."