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Current Openings

Monday, February 19, 2024 | News

BRIGHT STARTS GROUP CLASS OPENINGS 

LEVEL 1 CLASSES We expect new Level 1 (age 5.5 to 8) classes to begin in September 2024. We take registrations for these starting June 1, 2024. 

LEVEL 2 & 3 CLASSES It's too late in the school year to move into an in-progress class, but we do expect space for transfer students into our Level 2 and Level 3 classes next fall. For a student age 6 to 10 who is not loving their current individual lesson placement, our unique group program could be a great fit for you! Contact us now if interested; we take registrations starting June 1 2024. 

INDIVIDUAL LESSON OPENINGS We've got lots of openings most weekdays at/before 4:00 PM. In these early slots, we have multiple days and teachers to choose from.  

AGES/LEVELS We teach all ages and levels! Adult lessons? Yes, we do that! 

IN-PERSON LESSONS In most cases, we are teaching in-person in our beautiful Falls Church studio! A few students may choose remote lessons or a mix of remote and in-person instruction. 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BEGIN LESSONS... For your convenience, we try to summarize current openings here. But the best way to find out about openings is to just get in touch, now! Regardless of what today's openings are...we always want to hear from interested students/parents in the community. Sometimes, we have flexibility which goes beyond what we can post here. Contact us! We'd love to hear from you. 

2023 Winter Mini-Recital

Monday, December 18, 2023 | News

What has 95 students and an enormous quantity of donuts? It's our Winter Mini-Recital, which we held on Saturday December 16th 2023 at Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington. We enjoyed a total of 147 well-prepared, thoughtful performances from students age 5 to adult. And also some teacher performances and general merriment. 


Our next all-studio recital event is planned for early June 2024.  

2023 Winter Break

Sunday, November 26, 2023 | News

We will be closed for Winter Break Tuesday December 19th through and including Monday January 1.  We will be open as usual on December 17th and 18th. 


On December 16th, we will host our annual mini-Recital. Some lessons will go on as scheduled, but others may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check in with your teacher about lessons on this date. 

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 13, 2023 | News

The Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Wednesday November 22 thru Saturday November 25. We will be open on Monday/Tuesday November 20-21 and also on Sunday November 26. 

Halloween 2023

Monday, October 23, 2023 | News

The Studio will be closed on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. We re-open on our usual school-year schedule on Wednesday, November 1. 

Aphrodite Mitsopoulou in Recital

Monday, October 16, 2023 | News

Join us at the Studio on Sunday October 29 at 2:00 PM for a short recital featuring our own Aphrodite Mitsopoulou! 


Works to be performed include Schumann's Forest Scenes and Beethoven's 32 Variations in c minor.


Suitable for ages 10+ ♪ FREE ♪ Students, parents, and guests are welcome ♪ About one hour ♪ Sign up using the online Calendar or email Mr. Horowitz 

Coronavirus Operating Status

Monday, August 21, 2023 | News

IN-PERSON LESSONS We are deeply committed to in-person instruction. If you want to attend lessons in-person, yes you can! If you are a new or prospective student, just contact us to make an appointment. We can meet you in-person at the Studio for your FREE interview and/or for your lessons. The Studio remains open by appointment only, so please contact us before visiting. 

REMOTE LESSONS While the Studio is open for in-person lessons and most students are choosing to attend in-person, we are able to switch your lesson to remote-status whenever it is necessary (48 hours notice, please). We also are continuing to teach remotely for those few students who prefer or require that option.

MASKS We have transitioned to a mostly-flexible mask policy. As of August 2022, masks are optional. Individual teachers retain the right to request that any student wear a mask in the individual lesson. Your teacher will wear a mask in the individual lesson if this is your preference. 

GUESTS/WAITING ROOM We have a large and comfortable waiting room and practice nook and it's open and available for your comfort! You may also choose to bring a reasonable number of guests (i.e. a friend or your siblings) with you.  

WORKSHOP CLASSES Workshop classes are meeting in-person. We also continue to offer a limited number of remote workshops.  

All-Studio Recital: June 10 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | News

Join us for our all-Studio recital on Saturday June 10 2023 at Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington (3701 Lorcom Lane). 


Guests of all kinds are welcome! This includes your friends, grandparents, etc., but also all of our non-performing students and families. Come on out and see what you could be doing next year! A festive sweets reception will follow each group. 


SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES


9:30 AM ♪ Younger 

11:00 AM ♪ Middle 

12:30 PM ♪ Middle

2:00 PM ♪ Younger

3:30 PM ♪ Older (teens & adults)


Participating students have already signed up and been notified of their performance times. If you signed up to perform, you should have already received this information. 


Participating students must play their recital piece(s) at a rehearsal, which are on June 3rd and 4th. Sign up using the online Calendar. 


Participating students will receive additional information on small details (appropriate dress, reception help, etc.) at or after the rehearsals.


Everyone will be able to see who is playing and at what times in the online Calendar (will be updated on June 6).

Memorial Day Break 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023 | News

We will be closed for Memorial Day break from Friday May 26 through and including Monday May 29. We re-open on our old school year schedule Tuesday May 30 and remain open every day until the end of the term on June 18. 

2023 Studio Honors Recital

Monday, April 17, 2023 | News

Our Studio Honors Recital was held Sunday April 16 at 1:30 PM at the Woman's Club of Arlington. We enjoyed performances from 21 faithful intermediate+ level students of all ages as our teacher Wendy Yun Chen.  

Spring Break 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | News

The Studio will be closed for Spring Break Monday April 3 through Sunday April 9. We will be OPEN as usual April 1 and 2, and from April 10 onward.

Winter Recital 2022: December 17

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | News

We were joined by 92 performing students and hundreds of family and friends at our annual Winter Mini-Recital on Saturday December 17 2022 at Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington. We enjoyed well-prepared and communicative performances from students aged six to adult. And we really enjoyed the return of our traditional cupcake reception! 

To those who joined us as either performing students or guests: thank you for your dedication, support, and for sharing your music! To those who did not join us: you are warmly welcome next time! We hope for a formal summer recital in early to mid June. 

Current students can see a list of what was performed under Online Resources inside the Student Portal. 

2022 Winter Break

Saturday, December 17, 2022 | News

Compliments of the Season to you and your family! Here is our 2022 Winter Break schedule: 

OPEN through and including Friday December 16

CLOSED for regular lessons/classes on Saturday December 17. Come join us at our Mini-Recital! 

OPEN Sunday December 18

CLOSED Monday December 19 through and including Sunday January 1

OPEN AS USUAL Monday January 2 and thereafter. 

Thanksgiving Break 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022 | News

The Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday November 23 to Saturday November 26. We will be open on Monday/Tuesday November 21 & 22 as well as Sunday November 27. 

Halloween Break 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | News

The Studio will be closed all day and all evening on Monday, October 31 for Halloween. Lessons/classes resume on Tuesday November 1. 

Fall Workshops Open for Sign-up!

Saturday, September 17, 2022 | News

The first portion of our fall Workshop schedule (now through 12/11) is OPEN FOR SIGN UP! Current students: find the sign-up from the Calendar view within the Student Portal. New students: contact us to register! Our unique workshop program is the heart of our studio and all classes are free and included within our regular tuition rates. 

Labor Day Break 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | News

The Studio will be closed for Labor Day break Saturday Sunday Monday September 3 through 5. We re-open on our new school-year schedule starting Tuesday September 6. 

2022 Summer Recital

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | News

What a joy it was to be back in-person and indoors for our first "traditional" recital in over two years! On Saturday, June 11, we held five different recital groups at Cherrydale United Methodist Church. The day included 92 performing students from age 5 to 19 including three kindergarteners and three high school seniors. 

Memorial Day Break 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | News

The Studio will be closed for Memorial Day Break all weekend from Friday May 27 through and including Monday May 30. The Studio re-opens on our usual school-year schedule Tuesday May 31. 

Spring Break 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | News

The Studio will be closed for Spring Break from Monday April 11 through and including Sunday April 17 2022.