Thursday, July 13, 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
♪ Pelin Sarac ♪ First Class Honors at Level 9 (June 2023) WOW!
♪ Alex Xu ♪ First Class Honors at Level 10 (May 2023) WOW!
♪ Helena Horowitz ♪ First Class Honors with Distinction at Level 5 (May 2023)
♪ Keshavan Nair ♪ First Class Honors at Level 3 (May 2023)
♪ Gizem Onerci ♪ First Class Honors at Level 2 (May 2023)
♪ Liam Horgan ♪ First Class Honors at Level 3 (May 2023)
♪ 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)
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).
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 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)
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.
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.
Monday, March 13, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
On March 10 and 11, 2023, many of our students participate in NFMC Festival, hosted locally by Springfield Music Club. In this nationally sponsored, locally run event, students play two pieces from memory for comments and a rating. The event is non-competitive and accessible to a wide range of students/levels. The following students earned the top rating of Superior:
Samiya Bhuvanagiri ♪ Graham Halvaksz ♪ Sarah Hellman ♪Noa Herzog ♪ Owen Horgan ♪ Liam Horgan ♪ Helena Horowitz ♪ Ryo Lee ♪ Caeli McIntosh ♪ Keshavan Nair ♪ Kaitlin Nguyen ♪ Gizem Onerci ♪ Priya Perakam ♪ Ryan Qi ♪ Eliana Rougle ♪ Pelin Sarac ♪ Sakura Sasaki ♪ Lucia Severino ♪ Anne Severino ♪ Anastasia Vassilopolous ♪ Aruni Veluri ♪ Ethan Williams. In addition, Karthik Thyagarajan received the top rating of "Superior" on both his solo pieces and his concerto, the first movement of Mendelssohn's piano concerto in g minor.
Monday, March 6, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Pelin Sarac who was awarded Super Bronze in this competitive video-entry event!
Monday, February 27, 2023 | Student Awards and Honors
On February 18 2023, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association hosted the annual Bach-Baroque Festival. Students had the opportunity to present two works from the Baroque era (1600-1750) and also had the chance to try their music out on a harpsichord. The following students earned the top rating of Superior: Helena Horowitz ♪ Eliana Rougle ♪ Leah Weber ♪ James Yao. In addition, Helena and Leah were awarded Honors and performed in the Honors Recital on Saturday February 25.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 7, 2022 | Student Awards and Honors
On November 5, 2022, Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) held their first in-person Fall Festival event since 2019. Participating students presented two pieces from memory. One piece in contemporary style; the other piece in historic style. The following students received the top rating of Superior in this non-competitive event:
Helena Horowitz ♪ Zachary Moeller ♪ Kaitlin Nguyen ♪ Priya Perakam ♪ Aruni Veluri ♪ Leah Weber ♪ James Yao
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.
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.
Monday, September 12, 2022 | Student Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Aruni Veluri who recently participated in her RCM Piano (practical) Exam at Level 7 and was recognized with First Class Honors with Distinction. Learn more about this rigorous yet non-competitive evaluation program via: https://www.rcmusic.com.