We are thrilled to announce that our very own Director, Susan Allen, was chosen for the Top Teacher Award for outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education from Steinway & Sons. What an accomplishment! This is truly a testament to the efforts and dedication of Ms. Allen.
Spring Recitals are coming up! Please follow this link to sign up for a master class time now. Recital times are assigned by teacher studio (see below.) We are using two different venues and two different weekends for some recitals so please also take note of the exact location, day and time of your recital.
MASTER CLASSES - All south location piano, guitar, violin, viola and cello Master Classes take place the week of April 17th. All voice Master Classes for both locations and all other West Lake location Master Classes take place the week of May 1st. Please make note of the location, day and time of your Master Class… some locations have changed!
RECITALS - Recitals will occur at either the Westlake United Methodist Church (WUMC), 1460 Redbud Trail, or the Shepherd of the Hills Church (SOTH), 3525 Bee Cave Road.
Jon Carbin / Garce Youn / Karli Leal: Saturday, May 6th, WUMC, 10:00am (arrive at 9:45am for tuning)
Jeffrey Fratus / Scott Simon: Saturday, May 6th, WUMC, 12:45pm (arrive at 12:30pm for tuning)
Jon Chaney: Saturday, May 6th, WUMC, 2:15pm (arrive at 2:00pm for tuning)
Jenn Garza / Bridget Perez / Stephanie Reyes: Saturday, May 6th, WUMC, 4:30pm (vocal warmups from 3:30-4:30pm)
Rebecca Garia: Saturday, May 6th, SOTH, 10:00am, all ages
Justin Scheibel: Saturday, May 6th, SOTH, around 11:30am or 12:45pm, to be assigned
Rachel Garner: Saturday, May 6th, SOTH, 12:30pm
Leslie Chu: Saturday, May 6th, SOTH, 2:00pm, all ages
Silvia Cruz: Saturday, May 6th, SOTH, around 3:30 or 4:30pm, to be assigned
Jessica Pace: Sunday, May 7th, SOTH, 1:30pm, all ages
Felicia Kim: Sunday, May 7th, SOTH, 2:30pm, all ages
Sarah Bellows: Sunday, May 7th, SOTH, around 4:00 or 5:00pm, to be assigned
Jacque Lawrence: Saturday, May 20th, SOTH, 12:00 noon, all ages
Simone Ducloux: Saturday, May 20th, SOTH, 1:30pm, all ages
Jim James: Saturday, May 20th, SOTH, 3:00pm, all ages
Russell Reed (PreK-5th): Saturday, May 20th, SOTH, 4:30pm
Russell Reed (6th and up): Saturday, May 20th, SOTH, 5:30pm
Andres Vargas (PreK-4th): Sunday, May 21st, SOTH, 2:00pm
Andres Vargas (5th and up): Sunday, May 21st, SOTH, 3:00pm
Susan Allen: Sunday, May 21st, SOTH, 4:30pm
A congratulations is in order!!! Sophomore James Mohn won 2nd prize this past weekend at the 2017 Young Artist Piano Competition at Texas State University. This is a very prestigious competition and a huge accomplishment. Congratulations, James!!!
Visit our student performance video gallery and see new student performances from December 2016. Such a treat!
It’s already time to sign up for the Clavier-Werke Theory and Musicianship Test Week!
PIANO STUDENTS: The week of January 23rd is the Clavier-Werke Theory Test and Musicianship Week at our studios for piano students. Piano students will sign up for a test time that will occur instead of their private lesson and theory lab.
ALL OTHER THEORY LAB STUDENTS: The only guitar, voice, violin and cello students who will need to sign up for a time are those enrolled in the theory lab. These students will still have a private lesson at their regular time in addition to the testing, also the week of January 23rd.
Students have been preparing all year for these exams. Some students will go on to take the official Whitlock Theory Test at Concordia University on Saturday, February 11th. If you are unclear about whether or not you should sign up for a time, please consult your teacher. Thank you!