Student Honors: RCM Exams December 2019

Monday, January 13, 2020 | Student Awards & Honors

Congratulations to the students who participated in RCM exams in December 2019. Unlike a traditional festival, recital, or competition, in this non-competitive event, students prepare a comprehensive program, which includes three or more repertoire pieces, etudes, scales and skills, sight reading, and more. The program is administered by the Toronto-based nonprofit music school Royal Conservatory of Music. Exams are offered locally throughout the U.S. and Canada, with over 100,000 exams administered annually. Read more about the program at rcmusic.com.

♪ Level 5 Piano ♪ Zakariyya Scavotto ♪ First Class Honors

♪ Level 5 Piano ♪ Karthik Thyagarajan ♪ First Class Honors

♪ Level 6 Piano ♪ Alex Xu ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction

Some of our Current Openings

Saturday, January 4, 2020 | News

Our school-year schedule is very full. This is a blessing and a challenge. For your convenience, we post updated openings to this space on occasion. But we always welcome your inquiries, regardless of what today's openings may be. Contact us! We'd love to talk more about your specific and individual needs. If we know you are looking and we know you are a good fit for our studio, we can keep you in mind when more convenient slots come open. We can also talk about placements for summer and even next school year! 

♩ Weekday early/mid-afternoon starting at/before 4:00: For adults, home-school, and those with daytime flexibility, we welcome you and we have several possibilities for placements Monday through Friday.

♩ Evenings around 8:00 PM: For adults, high-school, and night owls: we have space for a later evening lesson on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

♩ Weekday mornings: Valerio Pajon offers times to schedule on Mondays and Fridays between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Bright Starts Beginner Classes Openings

Friday, January 3, 2020 | News

Our unusual group-based beginner program, which we call Bright Starts, is in progress 2019-20 school year! Read more about the program via Our Programs in the menu. 

Most classes are full or nearly full but we always welcome inquiries. Students may transfer into an existing class at any time, pending availability and a good age/level fit.  

Level 1 classes started from September 15, 2019. Level 2/3 classes started from September 3. Transfer students will be accepted into the Level 1 and 2 classes until March 2020. Transfers accepted into the level 3 class until January 2020.

New Level 1 classes will begin September 15, 2020. Registrations accepted first come, first served starting June 1, 2020.

Have questions? Call us! We're happy to talk about your individual needs and about all our programs. 

♪ Level 1 ♩ Saturdays 9:30 to 10:25 ♩ Ages 5 to 8 ♩ Instructor: Horowitz ♩ May be full, waitlist is available

♪ Level 1 ♩ Wednesdays 5:00 to 5:55 ♩ Ages 6 to 8 ♩ Instructor: Horowitz ♩ May be full, waitlist is available

♪ Level 2 ♩ Saturdays 10:30 to 11:40 ♩ Ages 6 to 9 ♩ Instructor: Horowitz ♩ 

♪ Level 3 ♩ Saturdays 11:45 to 12:55 ♩ Ages 7 to 10 ♩ Instructor: Horowitz ♩ Two spaces remain! LAST CALL!

Level 2 and 3 classes include access to optional supplementary individual lessons (weekly or bi-weekly) at a reduced cost.

Studio Holiday: Winter Break 2019-20

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | News

The Studio will be closed for Winter Break from Saturday December 21 through and including Friday January 3. OPEN Friday December 20. OPEN Saturday and Sunday January 4 & 5. Compliments of the season to you and your family and enjoy the break!

2019 Open House and Mini-Recital Wrap Up

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | News

What event has seven pounds of M&M's, 144 cupcakes, 300+ humans walking through our door...plus 93 students performing 120+ pieces from memory in nine different short-short performance groups? Our 2019 Open House and Winter Mini-Recital, of course! Held in our little Studio home in Falls Church on December 8, 2019. 

We treasure the opportunity to see so many people and hear so many performances, all in one day. Thank you to those who who performed and those who joined us and especially to our wonderful teachers for their support in preparing all our students for the event. If you weren't able to join us this year, mark your calendar for December 13, 2020! All are welcome.

Open House and Mini-Recital: Sunday December 8

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | News

You are invited! On Sunday, December 8, we will host our annual Open House and Mini-Recital at the Studio in Falls Church. While primarily an event for our current community of students, we warmly welcome guests and community of all ages. We enjoy short-short performance groups throughout the day as well as lots of cupcakes and general merriment. Doors open at 12:45 and close when the last group begins at 7:30. 

Student Honors: RCM Excellence Award

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Student Awards & Honors

Three of our students were recently received Excellence Awards from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto (RCM). These awards are given to the students earning the highest score on an RCM assessment in the state or region during the prior school year. Congratulations to...

Helena Horowitz (Level A, Virginia)

Eliana Rougle (Level 5, Virginia)

Alex Xu (Level 5, Maryland)

Student Honors: Fall Festival

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Student Awards & Honors

Congratulations to our students who earned the top rating of "Superior" at Fall Festival, sponsored by Virginia Music Teachers Association. In this non-competitive event, students prepared two pieces from memory. One in historic style, and one in contemporary style. 

Jeffery Chen, Maya Lang, Eliana Levine, Vihaan Mathur, Katrina Nelson, Priya Perakam, Eliana Rougle, Pelin Sarac, Zakariyya Scavotto, Anne Severino, Elena Valdez-Torres, Aruni Veluri, Hannah Wang, Philip Wang.

Studio Holiday: Thanksgiving Break 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | News

The Studio will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 27 through 30. We will be open on our usual schedule on Monday and Tuesday November 25 and 26 as well as Sunday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!