Ory Shihor Institute

Ory Shihor Institute The Ory Shihor Institute provides piano performance training and exams for students of all levels, teacher certification, and a pre-college program (PTPA) for advanced young pianists with a focus on college audition preparation. oryshihor.com
The Ory Shihor Institute provides piano performance training and exams for students of all levels, teacher certification, and a pre-college program for advanced young pianists with a focus on college audition preparation. Mr. Shihor's students have garnered impressive credentials as winners of top prizes in prestigious international competitions such as the Naumburg and are regularly accepted to top conservatories such as Curtis and Juilliard, among others. His online course, Ace My Audition, will be released in 2020. Read about Mr. Shihor's student success and testimonials by visiting oryshihor.com/success
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ABOUT ORY Ory Shihor is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning pianist and renowned pedagogue. He is the co-founder of the Ory Shihor Institute which provides piano performance training and exams for students of all levels, teacher certification, and a pre-college program for advanced young pianists with a focus on college audition preparation. His students have garnered impressive credentials as winners of top prizes in prestigious international competitions such as the Naumburg and are regularly accepted to top conservatories such as Curtis and Juilliard, among others. His online course, Ace My Audition, will be released in 2020. Read about Mr. Shihor's student success and testimonials by visiting oryshihor.com/success Mr. Shihor’s many awards and competition prizes include winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, 1st prize for Washington International Piano Competition and prize winner for Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Mr. Shihor has given lectures and masterclasses at major conservatories, universities and festivals around the globe and has served as juror in significant international competitions. As a performing artist, Mr. Shihor is noted as ‘boldly individualistic’ (New York Times) and ‘not afraid to take risks’ (The Washington Post). He will be returning to The Wallis in 2020 with an all Beethoven program in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday. TheWallis.org/Shihor Mr. Shihor was dean of the Colburn Music Academy, which he founded in 2010, and served as professor of piano at the Colburn Conservatory for 10 years. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he came to the United States at age 15 to study at the Curtis Institute of Music and later graduated from the Juilliard School. Ory Shihor is a Bösendorfer and Yamaha artist.

04/05/2020
How to Grab Your Student's Attention While Teaching Online

#pianoteacher #musicteacher Like it or not, here we are #teachingonline. So in today's video, I want to share one of my secret weapons with you, an app called ScribbleTogether that I find very helpful in grabbing and keeping our young students' attention during online lessons. Hope it helps. #lockdowninLA #keepteaching #yourstudentneedsyou #dontgiveup

03/30/2020
Improving Sound on Zoom for Music Teachers

#pianoteacher #musicteacher As we are preparing for a longer #lockdown period, many of us are starting to use zoom to teach online but are running into problems with the sound quality. Check out this 2-min video I made today on how to fix it. Hope this helps. #keepteaching #yourstudentsneedyou

03/29/2020
Using your phone to teach piano online

Yesterday I had a #pianoteacher asked me about using her phone to #teachonline. Here are my thoughts on how to mirror your smartphone so you can watch your students on a bigger screen. Hope it helps. #onabudget #keeptrying #inthistogether💪 #staysafe

03/28/2020
Online piano teaching...let's start a conversation

Now that we are in lockdown and need to move our piano teaching online (like it or not), what are some of the struggles you are encountering? Let's share and help out each other during these trying times. :)

Face mask by Gucci. Eye mask by Tom Ford.
03/18/2020

Face mask by Gucci. Eye mask by Tom Ford.

08/23/2019
Debussy and Liszt

[PTPA Concert] The final student we are highlighting in this Piano Talent concert series is Gabriella Prisca Handoko , 18. She's performing Debussy Images, Book II and Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254. Enjoy! To watch more Piano Talent student performances, please check out Ory Shihor's youtube channel!
https://www.youtube.com/c/oryshihor

#debussy #liszt #liveconcert #oryshihor #ptpa

08/22/2019
Chopin Ballade and Bach Toccata

[PTPA Concert] Our next student highlight is Lucas Sha, 14. He's performing Chopin Ballade No. 2 in A minor, Op. 38 and Bach Toccata in E minor, BWV 914. To watch more Piano Talent student performances, please check out the Ory Shihor youtube channel. Enjoy!

#chopin #bach #liveconcert #oryshihor

08/21/2019
Beethoven Sonata No. 30 and Chopin Sonata No. 3

[PTPA Concert] Our next student highlight is Sally Yapto, 17, is performing Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109 and Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op 58. Enjoy! To watch more Piano Talent student performances, please check out Ory Shihor youtube channel!

#chopin #beethoven #liveconcert #oryshihor Ory Shihor

08/20/2019

[PTPA Concert] Our next student highlight is Ryan Chun, 14. He's performing Beethoven 32 Variations in c minor. Enjoy! To watch more Piano Talent student performances, please check out Ory Shihor youtube channel!

#beethoven #liveconcert #oryshihor Ory Shihor

08/19/2019
Chopin, Scherzo in b minor, Op. 20

[Student Concert Highlight] Lucy Yuman Xu, 15, performs Chopin, Scherzo in b minor, Op. 20. For more Piano Talent student performances, check out our YT channel.

#chopin #liveconcert #oryshihor Ory Shihor

Ory Shihor was recently interviewed by Pianist Magazine on his thoughts about Romantic repertoire. The full article is i...
08/16/2019

Ory Shihor was recently interviewed by Pianist Magazine on his thoughts about Romantic repertoire. The full article is in the new August/September issue. Check it out!


#pianistmagazine #oryshihor #shihorinstitute #ptpa

It's a wrap! Thank you Mindy Cabral and the #mtacconvention team for your warm hospitality. Maria and I had a wonderful ...
07/02/2019

It's a wrap! Thank you Mindy Cabral and the #mtacconvention team for your warm hospitality. Maria and I had a wonderful experience. Congrats on delivering such a successful convention. You guys rock!

07/01/2019
Balance and Voicing in Schumann Concerto

Here's a short clip from yesterday's piano concerto masterclass discussing balance and voicing in Schumann Concerto Op. 54. Check it out!

#mtacconvention
MTAC Music Teachers' Association of California

06/20/2019

We were honored to have Hershey Felder conduct a masterclass for Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy students recently at Steinway Los Angeles. Here is a short clip of Hershey working his magic with #Chopin’s 2nd ballade, played by 14 year-old Lucas Sha. Enjoy!

#PTPA #student of Ory Shihor

06/16/2019

It's a wrap! Here's a little fun clip from our post concert reception. Enjoy! 🎉🎉🎉

#Friendship #Family #Love #Happy #Piano
Ory Shihor's students
#oryshihor #PTPA

Congrats to our #PTPA students!!! Words can not express how proud we are of all of you, and a huge thank you to all thos...
06/15/2019

Congrats to our #PTPA students!!! Words can not express how proud we are of all of you, and a huge thank you to all those who attended!

#PianoTalentAcademy Pianists: Lucas Sha 14, Ryan Chun 14, Lucy Xu 15, Sally Yapto 17, Gabriella Prisca Handoko 18
Students of #OryShihor

06/07/2019
Piano Talent Student Spotlight | Gabriella Handoko

[PTPA Concert] One day left to our Inaugural Student Concert! Meet our 5th and final performer, Gabriella Prisca Handoko, 18. Gabriella has been studying with Ory Shihor at Piano Talent Pre-College since September 2017. Her recent achievements include 2nd prize at the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition, 1st prize at the 2018 Liszt Piano Competition in the longer works category (Division VI/A), 3rd prize at 2019 CAPMT Honors Competition and 3rd prize at the 2019 MTAC Solo Competition. Besides playing the piano, Gabriella loves to play sports and work out at the gym. If you're in the Los Angeles area, come hear Gaby and her fellow #PTPA students perform live tomorrow at LACC! See you there!
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What: Piano Talent Year End Student Concert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music
Tickets: Free Admission. Free Parking.
A reception will follow immediately after the concert at 6:30 PM Everyone is welcome.
For free parking pass, please email to [email protected]
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#oryshihor #pianotalentacademy #teamory

06/07/2019
Piano Talent Student Spotlight | Lucas Sha

[PTPA Concert] We’re at the final stretch in preparing for our Inaugural Year-End Concert with only 2 days to go! Our student spotlight today is Lucas Sha, 14. Lucas began his piano studies with Ory Shihor at Piano Talent Pre-College since August 2018. Since then, he has won 1st prize in the Great Composers Chopin Competition and 3rd prize in the regional CAPMT competition. Besides his love of music, Lucas enjoys learning math and science. He looks forward to performing works by Bach and Chopin this Saturday. Hope to see you there!

What: Piano Talent Year End Student Concert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music
Tickets: Free Admission. Free Parking.
A reception will follow immediately after the concert at 6:30 PM Everyone is welcome.
For free parking pass, please email to [email protected]

06/05/2019
Piano Talent Student Spotlight | Lucy Xu

[PTPA Concert] We can't believe we only have 3 days left before our concert! Our featured students are practicing feverishly while studying for finals. Now that's dedication! Today, our 3rd spotlight student is Lucy Xu, 15, who has recently moved to #LosAngeles from #China to study piano with Ory Shihor at the Piano Talent Pre-College. Prior to coming to LA, Lucy studied piano at the Lang Lang - 郎朗 Music School in #Shenzhen. Lucy said she really enjoys living in LA and loves the Italian food here, especially the dessert. 🍰 Lucy is very excited about performing Mozart and Chopin at the concert this Saturday and looks forward to meeting everyone at the reception, especially around the cupcakes area. 🤣

What: Piano Talent Year End Student Concert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles City College, Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music
Tickets: Free Admission. Free Parking.
A reception will follow immediately after the concert at 6:30 PM Everyone is welcome.
Download your FREE LACC parking pass at oryshihor.com/events

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Yamaha Music USA
#PTPA #oryshihor #pianotalentacademy

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy
06/05/2019

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy

06/05/2019
Piano Talent Student Spotlight | Ryan Chun

[PTPA Concert] Happy Tuesday! Our spotlight student for today is Ryan Chun, 14, who's been studying with Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy pre-college since 2017. In 2019, Ryan won 1st prize at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition and in 2018, he won 2nd prize at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Solo Competition, among many other awards. Besides playing piano, Ryan enjoys playing tennis with his friends. He looks forward to performing for you at our year end student concert on June 8th. Hope to see you there!

What: Piano Talent Year End Student Concert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles City College, Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall @lacc_music
A reception will follow immediately after the concert at 6:30 PM Everyone is welcome.
Tickets: Free Admission. Free Parking (download free parking pass as oryshihor.com/events)

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music LACC Community Services
Steinway Los Angeles Steinway & Sons
#PTPA #oryshihor #pianotalentacademy #teamory #oryshihored

06/03/2019
Piano Talent Student Spotlight | Sally Yapto

[PTPA Concert] Happy Monday! Starting today we will spotlight each of our 5 Piano Talent performers until our concert day on June 8th! Meet our first student spotlight: Sally Yapto, 17, who's been studying with Ory Shihor at the Piano Talent Pre-College since 2017. Recently, she won the Bronze medal at the 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition and was the 1st prize winner at the 2018 MTNA/CAPMT Sonata Competition. Alongside piano, Sally enjoys songwriting and singing. She loves food from her home country, Indonesia, and hopes to fly a jet one day 😎. Sally can't wait to perform for you this Saturday! Hope to see you there! :)

What: Piano Talent Year End Student Concert
When: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music
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LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music @LACC Community Services Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Steinway Los Angeles
#PTPA #oryshihor #pianotalentacademy #teamory #oryshihored

Thank you Steinway Los Angeles for sending us the official photos of 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition. Come hear a...
06/03/2019

Thank you Steinway Los Angeles for sending us the official photos of 2019 Steinway Junior Piano Competition. Come hear all top 3 winners perform live at our Piano Talent Year End Student Concert this Saturday at LACC! We hope to see you there! :)

When: June 8th, 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Where: Los Angeles City College Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall

#LACC #PTPA Ory Shihor
LACC Herb Alpert Music Center - Department of Music

05/16/2019
MTAC CONVENTION FEATURED ARTIST ORY SHIHOR

Ory Shihor will be conducting masterclasses and performing works of Beethoven at the 2019 MTAC Annual Convention. If you're in the northern California area, We'd love to see you there!

MTAC Music Teachers' Association of California #BeethovenSonatas #Piano #MasterClass #PianoAudition #ClassicalPianist Mindy Cabral Ory Shihor #PTPA #OryShihor #TeamOry

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy
05/16/2019

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy

Ory Shihor will be presenting a seminar on Preparing Piano Students to Ace Their Audition at the MTAC State Convention in Santa Clara on June 29. Piano students facing tough decisions regarding their future educational career will learn how to strategically increase their chances of getting accepted to top music schools. Topics include the pros and cons of Conservatory or University, how to select the right audition repertoire, what to expect on the day of the audition and more. Convention student track attendees are welcome to ask Ory Shihor questions during the Q&A session. Convention early bird pricing ends today. For tickets >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mtac-convention-2019-student-track-registration-59233853049#tickets
MTAC Music Teachers' Association of California Mindy Cabral #MTAC #PTPA #OryShihor #AceMyAudition #TeamOry

Ory Shihor will be presenting a seminar on Preparing Piano Students to Ace Their Audition at the MTAC State Convention i...
05/16/2019

Ory Shihor will be presenting a seminar on Preparing Piano Students to Ace Their Audition at the MTAC State Convention in Santa Clara on June 29. Piano students facing tough decisions regarding their future educational career will learn how to strategically increase their chances of getting accepted to top music schools. Topics include the pros and cons of Conservatory or University, how to select the right audition repertoire, what to expect on the day of the audition and more. Convention student track attendees are welcome to ask Ory Shihor questions during the Q&A session. Convention early bird pricing ends today. For tickets >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mtac-convention-2019-student-track-registration-59233853049#tickets
MTAC Music Teachers' Association of California Mindy Cabral #MTAC #PTPA #OryShihor #AceMyAudition #TeamOry

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy
04/28/2019

Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy

Big congrats to our Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy students for winning the top 3 prizes in today’s final round at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition! The competition included 3 rounds and 130 applicants in total.
Div. III (14-18):
- Ryan Chun, 14, 1st prize + $1000
- Gabriella Prisca Handoko, 18, 2nd prize
- Sally Yapto, 17, 3rd prize
Div. II (10-13):
- Ella Cho, 11, finalists
Also, big congrats to their teacher Ory Shihor!
Steinway Los Angeles #SteinwayPianoCompetition #TopPrizeWinners #PTPA #PianoTalentPerformanceAcademy #OryShihor #TeamOry

Big congrats to our Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy students for winning the top 3 prizes in today’s final...
04/28/2019

Big congrats to our Ory Shihor - Piano Talent Performance Academy students for winning the top 3 prizes in today’s final round at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition! The competition included 3 rounds and 130 applicants in total.
Div. III (14-18):
- Ryan Chun, 14, 1st prize + $1000
- Gabriella Prisca Handoko, 18, 2nd prize
- Sally Yapto, 17, 3rd prize
Div. II (10-13):
- Ella Cho, 11, finalists
Also, big congrats to their teacher Ory Shihor!
Steinway Los Angeles #SteinwayPianoCompetition #TopPrizeWinners #PTPA #PianoTalentPerformanceAcademy #OryShihor #TeamOry

Congratulations to my Colburn Conservatory student Aika Dan for performing such a beautiful graduation recital today. I’...
04/08/2019

Congratulations to my Colburn Conservatory student
Aika Dan for performing such a beautiful graduation recital today. I’m very proud of you!

#aikadan #graduation2019 #piano #recital #colburnconservatory #oryshihor #giftedpianist Ory Shihor

@oryshihor was recently interviewed by @pianistmagazine to investigate the rise and rise of the piano scene in the world...
04/07/2019

@oryshihor was recently interviewed by @pianistmagazine to investigate the rise and rise of the piano scene in the world's most populous country China...check it out!

#pianistmagazine #UK #china #pianotalents @yujawang.official @langlangpiano @yundimusicofficial #PTPA #piano #precollege #pianotalentacademy

Ory Shihor was recently interviewed by Pianist magazine to investigate the rise and rise of the piano scene in the world...
04/07/2019

Ory Shihor was recently interviewed by Pianist magazine to investigate the rise and rise of the piano scene in the world's most populous country China...check out the article and let us know what you think!

#pianistmagazine #UK #china #pianotalents Yuja Wang Lang Lang - 郎朗 Ory Shihor #PTPA #piano #precollege

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Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a masterclass an...
03/17/2019

Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a masterclass and lectures on acing college auditions for pianists. Looking forward to meet all the wonderful artists at the convention! To register: http://www.mtac.org/events-information/convention/ @officialmtac #oryshihor #acemyaudition #ptpa

Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a masterclass an...
03/17/2019

Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a masterclass and lectures on acing college auditions for pianists. Looking forward to meet all the wonderful artists at the convention! To register: http://www.mtac.org/events-information/convention/ #opustwo #acetrio #yukomaruyama #justinlevitt #ariabella #oryshihor #pianotalentacademy #ptpa #mtacconvention2019

Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention in Santa Clara this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a...
03/16/2019
Convention - Music Teachers' Association of California®

Honored to be a featured artist in the 2019 MTAC Convention in Santa Clara this summer. I'll be performing, conducting a masterclass and lectures on acing college auditions for pianists. It's going to be a great convention!

#MTAC #Convention Mindy Cabral MTAC Music Teachers' Association of California

Convention Registration is now open! Secure your Early Bird Rates today! MTAC Members are eligible for special convention rates. Check the rates below. Early bird rates end May 15, 2019.Convention Rate sheet

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The Ory Shihor Institute provides piano performance training and exams for students of all levels, piano teacher certification, and a pre-college program (PTPA) for advanced young pianists with a focus on college audition preparation.

Mr. Shihor's students have garnered impressive credentials as winners of top prizes in prestigious international competitions such as the Naumburg and are regularly accepted to top conservatories such as Curtis and Juilliard, among others. His online course, Ace My Audition, will be released in 2020.

Ory Shihor Student Success Stories and Testimonial >> https://oryshihor.com/success/

Now Accepting Pre-College Applications for 2020-2021 >> https://oryshihor.com/piano-talent-performance-academy/

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Amazing - 12yrs old girl studied piano 2yrs 3ms Recorded Tchaikovsky piano concerto no1. My name is Puppy. (Because i was born in the year of dog). It has been 2 years and 4 months since I started to touch the piano.(at Christmas day of 2016 when I was 10 years old). I have completed all three movements recorded Tchaikovsky's piano concerto no.1 Today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lG40V9GleA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPqXafX4OPc
My favorite pianist Ory Shihor is in Seattle this week!!
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