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).
Monday, May 22, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
Several students have earned honors in this rigorous but non-competitive event! Unlike most festivals and contest, students need to do more than play one or two pieces, but also to demonstrate a broad base of skill at each level. Learn more about it via rcmusic.com
♪ Ethan Williams ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (May 2023)
♪ Kavya Thyagarajan ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 5 (April 2023)
♪ Mateo Mulato ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (April 2023)
♪ James Yao ♪ First Class Honors at Level 7 (April 2023)
♪ Sakura Sasaki ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (March 2023)
♪ Owen Horgan ♪ First Class Honors at Level 1 (February 2023)
♪ Noa Herzog ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 3 (January 2023)
♪ Alex Lin ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (December 2022)
♪ Ben Beloe ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 4 (December 2022)
♪ Sarah Hellman ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 3 (December 2022)
♪ Sakura Sasaki ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 1 (November 2022)
♪ Adrian Jeon ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 1 (October 2022)
♪ Mateo Mulato ♪ First Class Honors at Level 1 (September 2022)
♪ Jamison Cheng ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 1 (September 2022)
♪ Kaitlin Nguyen ♪ First Class Honors at Level 4 (October 2022)
♪ Aruni Veluri ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 7 (September 2022)
Sunday, May 21, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
Congratulations to our students who participated in Sonata Festivals this spring!
Aruni Veluri and Caeli McIntosh earned the top rating of Superior at Springfield Music Club Sonatina/Sonata Festival.
Michael Nguyễn and Leah Weber earned the top rating of Superior at Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Sonata Festival. In addition, Michael received the designation of Honors and performed in the Sonata Festival Honors Recital at George Mason University.
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.
Monday, May 15, 2023 | News
We accept new students year-round, subject to availability.
SUMMER AVAILABILITY We will be open all summer on a flexible sign-up schedule. If you want to start lessons during the summer session, yes you can!
LONG-TERM PLANNING We expect a tight schedule on the 2023-24 School Year (starts August 25). But we do expect to have some openings for both new beginners and transfer students with experience. We begin processing registrations from new students starting June 2, so if you'd like to reserve a space, now is the best time to get in touch! As always, we also welcome your general questions and inquiries. To receive a registration form, please contact us. We'll send one to you!
IN-PERSON LESSONS In most cases, we are teaching 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.
BRIGHT STARTS GROUP CLASS OPENINGS The next opportunity to join the Level 1 (new beginner) class for ages 5.5 to 8 will be in September 2023. We also expect openings for lightly to moderately experienced students ages 6.5 to 9 in the Level 2 class in September. We tentative plan for Level 1 classes Saturdays at 9:30 and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM and Level 2 classes Saturdays at 10:30 and Mondays at 5:00 PM.
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.
Monday, May 1, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
On April 30 2023 we hosted a Master Class at the studio featuring local legend and longtime independent teacher Nancy Breth. Congratulations to the fine students who stepped up to perform!
Leah (Sonatina, Kabalevksy)
Helena (Invention in E Major, Bach)
Karthik (The Spruce, Sibelius)
Eliana (Nocturne in E-flat major, Chopin)
Alex (Ritual Fire Dance, de Falla)