Monday, January 17, 2022 | News
The Studio is OPEN for in-person on Monday January 17 on our usual schedule.
Sunday, January 16, 2022 | News
Due to expected inclement weather, the Studio will be CLOSED for in-person lesson on Sunday January 16. All lessons will take place at the usual time via Zoom. If you have questions or have trouble connecting, please contact your teacher or Mr. Horowitz.
Friday, January 14, 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.
Friday, January 7, 2022 | News
The Studio will be OPEN on Friday January 7, however many lessons are being taught remotely. If you are not sure of your status for today (remote vs. in-person) please contact your teacher or Mr. Horowitz before coming to the Studio.
Thursday, January 6, 2022 | News
The Studio will be OPEN on our usual schedule on Thursday January 6 with most lessons taking place in-person at the Studio unless you have previously arranged for a remote lesson.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | News
The Studio will be OPEN on Wednesday January 5, 2022, with some lessons taking place in-person. However, many lessons are taking place remotely. If you are not sure, please check with your teacher or Mr. Horowitz before coming to the Studio.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | News
Due to the winter road conditions, the Studio will be CLOSED for in-person lessons on Tuesday January 4 2022. Most lessons will go on, remotely. Please check with your teacher or Mr. Horowitz for more details.
Monday, January 3, 2022 | News
Due to the winter storm, the Studio will be closed for in-person lessons on Monday, January 3, 2022. Most lessons will still take place at the usual time, but instead of meeting in-person, we will meet remotely. Contact your teacher or Mr. Horowitz for more information.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | News
AGES/LEVELS All our openings are available for all ages and levels.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 | Student Awards and Honors
Congratulations to the following students who earned the top rating of Superior at 2021 Fall Festival, an event sponsored by Virginia Music Teachers Association. In this event, students prepared two pieces: one in contemporary style, and one in historic style. This year's event was held by video.
Alexa Garica ♪ Caeli McIntosh ♪ Courtney Nguyen ♪ Kaitlin Nguyen ♪ Lindsay Nguyen Ai-lan Pho ♪ Ryan Qi ♪ Eliana Rougle ♪ Pelin Sarac ♪ Karthik Thyagarajan ♪ Elena Valdez-Torres ♪ Anastasia Vasillopolous ♪ Aruni Veluri ♪ Hannah Wang
Sunday, December 19, 2021 | News
The Studio will be closed from Monday December 20 through and including Sunday January 2 for Winter Break. We re-open on our usual school-year schedule starting Monday, January 3, 2022.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 | News
The Studio will be closed for Winter Mini-Recital on Sunday, December 19. Non-performing students and alumni are invited to attend the recital. Students: check your email for more details.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | News
The Studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 24 to 27. We are open as usual on Sunday November 28.
Friday, September 3, 2021 | News
The Studio will be closed for Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 4 through and including Monday September 6. We re-open on our new School Year schedule starting Tuesday, September 7.
Monday, June 21, 2021 | News
Due to the coronavirus situation, we weren't comfortable hosting our usual Summer Recital indoors...but we also were tired of videos and Zoom! On Saturday, June 12, we held this annual event outdoors in the park behind the Studio building! Over the course of the day, we were joined by 86 student performers! Participating students represented all ages and levels, including adults. While we hope to go back to a traditional indoor recital someday, we were overflowing with joy to see so many students sharing their music live and in-person.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | Student Awards and Honors
Many of our students challenged themselves by participating in the spring session of the RCM Certificate program. In this program, students don't just play one or two pieces, but a comprehensive program of repertoire and practical skills. Learn more at rcmusic.com.
Congratulations to: Sarah Hellman (Level 1 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Noa Herzog (Level 1 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Liam Horgan (Level 1 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Helena Horowitz (Level 3 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Vihaan Mathur (Level 7 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Keshavan Nair (Level 1 Piano) First Class Honors with Distinction ♪ Kaitlin Nguyen (Level 2 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Lindsay Nguyen (Level 4 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Courtney Nguyen (Level 4 Piano) First Class Honors ♪ Nia Rubin (Level 2 Piano) First Class Honors
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | Student Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Aruni Veluri and James Yao for earning the designation of Honors at Sonata Festival. This annual semi-competitive event is sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association. In 2021, students submitted video recordings of two contrasting sonata movements.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | News
We will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend break from Friday May 28 through and including Monday May 31. We re-open on our usual school-year schedule on Tuesday June 1. The old school-year schedule continues through and including Sunday June 20.
Friday, May 21, 2021 | Student Awards and Honors
Each year in May, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association sponsors a competition they call Achievement Awards. It's a chance for the region's most high-achieving and dedicated youth students to compete for prizes and to receive expert commentary. This year's event was held using pre-recorded videos due to the coronavirus situation. We were lucky to have several students interested to step up and prepare for this demanding event. Congratulations to Philip Wang, who was selected for Honorable Mention. His program: Prelude and Fugue in c minor, WTC 1 (J.S. Bach); Sonata in D Major Hob. 37 (F.J. Haydn); Jazz Prelude No. 4 (Nikolai Kapustin).