Congratulations to all of the performers of the Lauren Haley Studios February 2016 Student Showcase Recital at Virtuosi of Houston!

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Evelyn Lam and Lauren Haley pose with violinists Catherine and Elizabeth, who performed movements from two Seitz concerti this Saturday!
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Sharon and Ms. Haley after Sharon’s successful performance of Massenet’s Meditation from Thais

As Solo & Ensemble competitions gear up, we have our first Grade 1/Level 1 winner! Congratulations to Nikita, who received the top mark of a Grade 1 on a Level 1 piece  (the highest HS level) for her Solo & Ensemble performance by memory on February 6th! Nikita will advance to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest in Austin this May. Watch this page for more good news as student auditions from FBISD begin on February 19th and 20th!

By popular demand, LHS announces a group workshop day on Saturday, February 27th, with classes beginning at 1pm. This round’s topics will include advanced bow techniques (Ready, Set, Spiccato!), Spring Into Scales (2- and 3-octave), Vroom Vroom Vibrato, and peg tuning. For those new to violin, we’ll be hosting a Pepperoni Pizza party! Contact Ms. Haley directly to RSVP as these small group classes fill quickly.

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Nikita, Maggie, Ms. Haley, Isaac, and Amanda following one of the January Advanced Vibrato Technique Workshops. All four students performed in the February 2016 Student Showcase Recital as well!

Ms. Haley is excited to direct students and parents to the Eastman School of Music website, where families can read about the success of the Eastman alumni and faculty who won Grammy awards this week!

Eastman Faculty and Alumni Win 2016 GRAMMY Awards