CMA Re-opening Plans

CMA will be reopening for in-person lessons. Dr. Rua Piano Studio will offer both in-person and online lessons starting Saturday June 6th. Students are not required to do in-person lessons and may continue doing lessons online. I know that many people are not ready to return.

For those who are returning we will be implementing several measures:

  • Students will be asked to wait in the parking lot until lessons are about to begin.
  • Waiting areas are not to be used and will have chairs removed.
  • Teachers should wear masks or face coverings while  in common areas at CMA and require students to do the same.
  • Individuals with health symptoms, regardless of cause, should not enter the building.
  • CMA staff and guests must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

The building will be sanitized daily by a professional cleaning crew. Additionally, personal hygiene and disinfecting products will be placed at entrances.

Sachet Abeysinghe wins second place on International Competition: The Music of the 17th Century 2020

Results: The Music of 17th Century (5th Edition, 2020)

Sachet Abeysinghe wins second place on the 5th edition of the international competition for young performers The Music of 17th Century .


Sachet Abeysinghe

Sachet is 9 years old and is a 3rd grader at Indian Hill Elementary school in Cincinnati, OH. He has been playing piano since he was 2 1/2 years old, currently taking lessons from Dr. Olga Rua of Cincinnati Music Academy. Sachet won gold medal and trophy at CCM-conducted Piano Auditions Festival (Ohio Music Teachers Association) in 2016 and 2017 by competing in Beginner and Late Intermediate-levels respectively. He competed in Tri-State Piano Concerto Competition in 2018 and won 2nd place in Elementary division. Sachet has won numerous other local and international competitions, Second Prize in 2017 The Art of piano competition of Great Composers International Music Competition, Trophy winner at the 2019 Practice to Prosper Assessment for piano, and “The 2018 Julia Bartles Concerto Competition Award” at the Concerto competition conducted by Northern Kentucky School of Music. In 2018, Sachet won Second place in Carmel Klavier International piano competition for Concerto Elementary category. Sachet loves to read books, computer programming to create games, and swimming.