Clavier-Werke is a traditional music school offering lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, composition and early childhood classes, with two locations in West Lake Hills and South Austin.
Clavier-Werke’s Summer Session of early childhood classes is about to begin! The Music Pups® program offered by The Music Class is for ages infant up to age 4 so it’s perfect for little ones and siblings to take together! We are proud to be the only music school in Austin offering this fun and engaging program. Classes will be available at both our Westlake and our Circle C locations. The trial classes will take place the week of 6/3. Click on this link for more information about the classes, pre-register here for a free trial or feel free to give us a call at (512) 328-5777. We also have a video for viewing available here. For full session registration and fee payment click here!
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, voice, violin, viola and cello Master Classes and all West Lake location piano, voice and guitar Master Classes take place the week of April 29th. All West Lake location violin, viola and cello Master Classes take place on May 11th. Please make note of the location, day and time of your Master Class… Most classes take place at the CW Studios but West Lake location guitar and voice and South location voice classes take place at Westlake United Methodist Church.
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.
Karli Leal’s South students / Justin Scheibel / Rachel Garner: Saturday, May 4th, WUMC, 10:00am or 11:30am, arrive 20-30 minutes early for tuning, talk to your teacher about which time to attend
Jeffrey Fratus / Scott Simon: Saturday, May 4th, WUMC, 1:45pm, arrive 20-30 minutes early for tuning
Jon Chaney: Saturday, May 4th, WUMC, 3:15pm, arrive 15-20 minutes early for tuning
Stephanie Reyes / Kimberly Sandoval: Sunday, May 5th, WUMC, 2:00pm (vocal warmups start at 1:15pm)
Felicia Kim: Saturday, May 18th, WUMC, 11:00am, all ages
Sohee Kwon: Saturday, May 18th, WUMC, 1:00pm, all ages
Sami Froncek: Saturday, May 18th, WUMC, 2:30pm, all ages
Dominik Wachtel: Saturday, May 18th, WUMC, 4:00pm, all ages
Sarah Bellows: Saturday, May 18th, WUMC, 5:30pm, all ages
Daniel Kopp / Karli Leal’s West Lake students / Sean Riley: Saturday, May 18th, SOTH, 10:30am, arrive 20-30 minutes early for tuning
Jacque Lawrence: Saturday, May 18th, SOTH, 12:30pm, all ages
Jim James: Saturday, May 18th, SOTH, 2:00pm, all ages
Russell Reed (PreK-5th): Saturday, May 18th, SOTH, 4:00pm
Russell Reed (6th and up): Saturday, May 18th, SOTH, 5:30pm
Andres Vargas (PreK-4th): Sunday, May 19th, SOTH, 2:00pm
Andres Vargas (5th and up): Sunday, May 19th, SOTH, 3:00pm
Susan Allen: Sunday, May 19th, SOTH, 4:30pm, all ages
It’s already time to sign up for the Clavier-Werke Theory and Musicianship Test Week!
PIANO STUDENTS: The week of January 21st 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 21st.
Students have been preparing all year for these exams. Some students will go on to take the official Whitlock Theory Test at UT on Saturday, February 9th. If you are unclear about whether or not you should sign up for a time, please consult your teacher. Thank you!
Master Classes and Recitals are coming up! Please sign up for BOTH as soon as possible by clicking on the links below.
Master Classes: occurring the week of November 26th for both locations.
**CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A MASTER CLASS TIME!**
All South location master classes will take place at the South location studios.
All Westlake location piano, voice, violin, viola and cello master classes will take place at the West Lake studios.
All guitar master classes will take place at Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Redbud Trl.
Saturday, 12/1 – Clavier-Werke Fall recitals for all guitar and voice students from both locations at Westlake United Methodist Church.
2:00pm Guitar both locations
3:15pm Guitar both locations
5:00pm Voice both locations, rehearsal starts at 4:30
Saturday, 12/8 – Clavier-Werke Fall recitals for all violin, viola, and cello students from both locations at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
10:30am South location violin, viola, cello (Justin, Rachel)
11:30am South location violin, viola, cello (Justin, Rachel, Karli)
12:30pm West Lake location violin, viola, cello (Sean, Sophie, Karli)
1:30pm West Lake location violin, viola, cello (Sean, Daniel)
Saturday or Sunday, 12/8 or 12/9 – Clavier-Werke Fall recitals for all piano students from the South location at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Saturday, all ages recitals at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
Sunday, all ages recitals at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
Saturday, 12/15 – Clavier-Werke Fall piano recitals at the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center.
Grade PreK-4th at 1:30 and 2:30pm (students of Russell Reed, Andres Vargas)
All Ages at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm (students of Russell Reed, Andres Vargas)
Sunday, 12/16 – Clavier-Werke Fall piano recitals at the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center.
Grade PreK-4th at 1:30 (students of Susan Allen, Jim James, Sohee Kwon, Jacque Lawrence)
All Ages at 2:30 (students of Susan Allen, Jim James, Sohee Kwon, Jacque Lawrence)
All Ages 3:30 and 4:30pm (students of Susan Allen, Jim James, Jacque Lawrence)
Talk to your teacher if you have any questions about these events. Also, our upcoming Fall Festival the weekend of 11/17-18 is a great way to get in extra performance time for your recital piece. Dominik Wachtel will be our guest adjudicator. Click here for more information on Mr. Wachtel and let your teacher know if you are interested in participating.