We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming events this year.


United States Open Music Competition

February 18th to 24th, 2019

Location: The Oakland Inter-Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

4770 – 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA

Best of luck to all our students participating in this years United States Open Music Competition!

Since 1992, The United States Open Music Competition has promoted the best of classical treasury among young musicians through our annual piano competition events and is committed to expanding the competition to include all aspects of classical repertoire in solo, duet, ensemble, and concerto events.

Music Legacy Open Competition

Competition Date: February 3rd, 2019

Location: Transfiguration Episcopal Church

3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA

Scales Contest

Date / Time – TBD

Ever wonder why musicians spend so much time practicing scales? If you hadn’t realized it, scales are the things from which most music is made. Practicing scales also helps develop proper technique, dexterity, timing, muscle memory and ear training. Prizes will be awarded to the top contestants who demonstrate the most proficiency at playing scales. So start warming up those fingers and practice your scales!

House Band

Saturday’s from 3:45pm to 5:15pm (Youth – Beginning Level)

Playing in the Band

Do you wish you had the opportunity to jam with other musicians? Have you been longing to play some of your favorite songs in a band? Love your private lessons, but lack actual playing experience? Would a regular performance opportunity help take your playing to the next level? Sign up for Jam Night, a monthly offering at Galina’s Music Studio. It’s all about playing, jamming and connecting with other similar students. You can try out new ideas from your lessons, perfect your technique – all in a comfortable, supportive live setting.  Contact your instructor or call the office for details.

National Guild of Piano Auditions

National Guild of Piano Audition Dates: May 17th through May 19, 2019

National Guild of Piano Auditions (Student Exams) will be held May 17th through May 19th at Galina’s Music Studio.  Wishing all our participants the greatest performances!

Fall Recital

November 23rd, 2019 Saturday at 2:30pm and 3:45pm

Please join us for our Fall Recital on Saturday November 23rd at the First Presbyterian Church located at 2020 Fifth Street in Livermore.  The recital will have two sessions.  The first begins at 2:30pm and the second at 3:45pm.  This free concert is open the public. We look forward to seeing you there.

Adult Recital – “DUETS”

Date / Time – TBD

This summers adult recital will feature “Duets” performances by our students.

Holiday Recital

Saturday November 17th at 2:30pm, 3:45pm and 5:00pm

Join us for our holiday recital featuring many classic holiday songs.  The recital will be held at First Presbyterian Church located at 2020 Fifth Street in Livermore, CA.  This is a free recital and open to the public.   We look forward to seeing you there.

Ukulele Circle

Call for Details on Day and Time.

Come to play ukulele with others and bring friends. All ages are welcome! Beginners are welcome. Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Please contact us at to confirm your participation or call us at (925) 960-1194. Ukuleles will be available for purchase. $10 entry fee required.


Galina’s Music Studio will be observing the following holiday’s in 2020:

  • January 1st  – New Year’s Day (2020)
  • February 17th – Presidents Day
  • April 7th – Spring Break (Moved to Dec. 29th)
  • April 8th – Spring Break (Moved to Dec. 30th)
  • April 9th – Spring Break (Moved to Nov. 17th)
  • April 10th – Spring Break (Moved to Nov. 20th)
  • April 11th – Spring Break (Moved to Nov. 21st)
  • May 25th – Memorial Day
  • June 30th – Independence  Week Holiday
  • July 1st – Independence Week Holiday
  • July 2nd – Independence Week Holiday
  • July 3rd – Independence Week Holiday
  • July 4th – Independence Week Holiday
  • September 7th – Labor Day
  • November 19th – Fall Holiday (Rescheduled from April 9th)
  • November 20th – Fall Holiday (Rescheduled from April 10th)
  • November 21st – Fall Holiday (Rescheduled from April 11th)
  • November 24th – Thanksgiving Week Holiday
  • November 25th – Thanksgiving Week Holiday
  • November 26th – Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • November 27th – Thanksgiving Week Holiday
  • November 28th – Thanksgiving Week Holiday
  • December 21st – Christmas Week Holiday
  • December 22nd – Christmas Week Holiday
  • December 23rd – Christmas Week Holiday
  • December 24th – Christmas Eve Holiday
  • December 25th – Christmas Day Holiday
  • December 26th – Christmas Week Holiday
  • December 29th – End of Year Holiday (Rescheduled from April 7th)
  • December 30th – End of Year Holiday (Rescheduled from April 8th)
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve (2020)