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Student Honors: RCM Exams Winter/Spring 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022 | Student Awards and Honors

Congratulations to our high school senior Owen Rollins for earning Honors with Distinction on his Level 10 RCM Exam in December 2021. The Level 10 exam requires students to present five repertoire pieces in varied styles as well as two etudes and an assortment of foundational practical skills. Students who pass this exam have demonstrated a level of practical knowledge and performance skill similar to a third-year college undergraduate piano major. Owen performed Prelude & Fugue in A-flat Major, WTC 1 (J.S. Bach) ♪ Sonata in F Major Op. 10 No. 2, first and second movements (L. van Beethoven) ♪ Nocturne in b-flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1 (F. Chopin) ♪ Clair de Lune (C. Debussy) ♪ Graceful Ghost Rag (W. Bolcom) ♪ And, etudes by Chopin and Czerny. 

Throughout the Winter/Spring season, we have had many other students participating in this rigorous but non-competitive event! Learn more about it via rcmusic.com

♪ Abby Wang ♪ First Class Honors at Level 1 (February 2022)

♪ Noa Herzog ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 2 (February 2022)

♪ Hannah Wang ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 5 (February 2022)

♪ Keshavan Nair ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 2 (March 2022)

♪ Kavya Thyagarajan ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 4 (March 2022)

♪ Audrey Wang ♪ First Class Honors at Level 4 (April 2022)

♪ Helena Horowitz ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 4 (April 2022)

♪ Alex Xu ♪ First Class Honors at Level 9 (April 2022)

Liam Horgan ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (May 2022)

Karthik Thyagarajan ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 7 (May 2022)

Ryan Qi ♪ First Class Honors at Level 3 (May 2022)

♪ Gizem Onerci ♪ First Class Honors at Level 1 (May 2022)

♪ Ethan Williams ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 1 (June 2022)

♪ James Yao ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 2 (June 2022)

♪ Abby Wang ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 2 (June 2022)

♪ Eliana Rougle ♪ First Class Honors at Level 8 (June 2022)

♪ Alex Xu ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction Level 8 Theory (June 2022)

♪ Karthik Thyagarajan ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction Level 7 Theory (June 2022)

Current Openings

Monday, June 20, 2022 | News

CURRENT OPENINGS We  accept new students year-round, subject to availability.  

ON THE SUMMER SCHEDULE Our flexible pay-as-you-go Summer Session is now open for sign-up and there is wide availability. If you want to start lessons now, yes you can! First contact us to register, then we will schedule your lessons.

2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE Summer is easy, but our school-year schedule is always a little tight. This year, our school year starts on August 27. As of this writing, we have prime-time (4PM to 8PM) openings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with additional options on Saturdays as well as weekdays at/before 3:30 PM and weekdays at 8:00 PM. We are hopeful that we will be able to open additional prime-time slots on Fridays soon.

BRIGHT STARTS GROUP CLASSES This unusual beginner program is an ideal way to get started in piano for ages 5 to 8. Classes will meet Wednesdays at 5:00 and Saturdays at 9:30 from September 15 (pick one class not both). Both classes have space remaining! 

REMOTE/IN-PERSON All of the above slots imagine in-person teaching in our beautiful Falls Church studio. A few students may choose remote lessons or a mix of remote and in-person instruction. If you're interested in hybrid or remote lessons, you should give special consideration to our wonderful teachers Ziwei Zhou and Aphrodite Mitsopoulou. Both these fine teachers will have plenty of space and flexible scheduling for mostly-remote lessons. Remote students will still have access to both in-person and Zoom workshop classes as well as studio recitals.

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.  

AGES/LEVELS All our openings are available for all ages and levels.

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.