Last April 1, 2011, The Maestro’s newest teen talents showed off what they learned from The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab (TMSRC) at the Teatrino in Greenhills. The teenage scholars – Krysty Alde, Francine Arcilla, Momoko Arima, Marushia Boliche, Ruth Gomez, Janina Gonzales, Jose Angelo Gonzales, Rafael Gutierrez, and Lorenzo Mendoza –performed rock songs, ballads, jazz, standards and R&B at the recital, including Mr. Cayabyab’s own compositions like “Limang Dipang Tao”, “Kahit Ika’y Panaginip Lang”, “Hello Joe, Goodbye”, and “Nais Ko”.
The scholars passed the ten-month, 3-level music and performance course at the TMSRC, and were the “last teeners standing” in a talent search called MusiKabataan that was launched in May 2010 as part of a collaborative effort between the Music Museum Group (MMG) and TMSRC.
The music scholarship program, launched in 2008 on MMG’s 20th anniversary, was MMG’s way of giving back to the music industry. MMG partnered with TMSRC to discover new talents who will, according to MMGI President Precy Florentino, provide an unending stream of gifted Filipino performers for the industry. The first MMG-TSMRC project was a kiddie version of the music scholarship program called Musmusikwela:Eskwelahan ng Musmos sa Musika” for musically gifted boys and girls aged 8-12 years.
Previous Music Museum scholars proved outstanding in music competitions. Two Musmusikwela alumni – Leon Matawaran and Tintin de Leon – got the two lead roles of Simba and Nala in “The Lion King Musical, Children Edition” in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands this March.
The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab offers courses for individuals in voice, piano, violin, guitar, and drums, and group courses under Musmusikahan, the 14K Program and Muziktheater. For inquiries, call (02)637-9840, (02)914-5055, 0917-9096484, or e-mail email@example.com.