Kids Aren’t Lazy Reaches #1 Best Seller and Takes the #1 New Release Spot in TEN Amazon Categories!

We’re absolutely thrilled to post that on its second day of sales, Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation & Talent Through Music (PDP, 2018) became a #1 Best Seller (see below) and reached the #1 New Release spot in TEN Amazon categories, including Music Instruction & StudyPsychology Education & TrainingGifted Students EducationParent Participation in Education, Education Research, String InstrumentsBaby & Toddler ParentingMusical InstrumentsViolins, and Music Techniques.

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Kids Aren’t Lazy Tops the #1 New Release List in SIX Amazon Categories!

We are so excited to share with you that Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation & Talent Through Music (PDP, 2018) is the #1 New Release in the following Amazon categories on its first day of sales!

Music Instruction & Study

Parent Participation in Education

Psychology Education & Training

Gifted Students Education

Baby & Toddler Parenting

Violins

Follow this link to order your own copy!

http://a.co/6rZQBhM

 

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Kids Aren’t Lazy Climbs to the #1 New Release Spot in 2 Categories!

We’re thrilled to announce today’s launch of Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation & Talent Through Music (PDP, 2018)!

As of this evening, Kids Aren’t Lazy has become the #1 New Release in TWO Amazon categories — Gifted Students Education and Violins!

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Follow this link to purchase your copy! http://a.co/6jXT2rC

LHS Musicians Accepted into Houston Youth Symphony!

We are delighted to share the happy news today that all four LHS musicians who auditioned for the Houston Youth Symphony have been accepted! Congratulations to Christian (viola), Archana (violin), Catherine (violin), and Elizabeth (violin)! The 2018 – 2019 season will be Christian’s first year in HYS, Archana’s second, and Catherine and Elizabeth’s third. We are so proud of their wonderful accomplishments in an especially competitive audition year!

Additionally, Catherine and Elizabeth have been accepted into the top orchestra at Dulles MS, where they will begin 6th grade this fall. Christian and Archana will perform next spring at Carnegie Hall with the Clements HS orchestra. Thrilling news all around!

 

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Evelyn Lam, Catherine, Ms. Haley, and Lizzie

 

 

Congratulations, Emily!

Congratulations to Emily, age 8, on her stunning violin performance today for all of the students and teachers at Bentley Elementary! Out of the 31 students across grades K – 5 who auditioned for a panel of four judges, Emily was the only second-grader (!) selected to perform for today’s talent show. She will follow up today’s performance with another one tomorrow for parents. Keep up the amazing work, Emily!IMG_3078 2.jpg

 

Introducing the Sugar Strings Chamber Ensemble!

We are so excited to introduce the Sugar Strings Chamber Ensemble! Sugar Strings was formed in Fall 2017 and kicked off their first season with a dazzling holiday tour that included concerts around Houston and Sugar Land. You might have caught their spring program a few weeks ago at an event for the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery! Sugar Strings is looking forward to welcoming three new ensemble members this July for their summer engagements. We’ll keep you posted on this page with more of their upcoming performances!

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(from left to right) Lauren, Molly, Kyle, Anna, and Kathryn
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Performing at the Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land (Anna, Lauren, Molly, Kyle, and Kathryn)
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All smiles! Anna, Molly, Kyle, Lauren, and Kathryn

LHS Musicians Awarded 26 Grade 1 Medals at Solo & Ensemble

We’re already off to a fantastic year at LHS, with our young musicians bringing home 26 Grade 1 medals in both the Solo and Ensemble categories at this year’s Solo & Ensemble competition. You’ll notice that the number of Grade I Medals exceeds the number of names on this list, indicating how many of our young musicians chose to compete in both categories and were awarded top marks and medals in each!

Katelynn, Clements HS, viola*

Neha, Fort Settlement MS, viola*

Anisha, Quail Valley MS, violin*

Amanda, Ridgepoint HS, viola*

Jacob, Quail Valley MS, viola*

Tarunikha, Fort Settlement MS, viola*

Archana, Clements HS, violin*

Anika, Dulles HS, viola*

Jordan, Travis HS, viola*

Aishwarya, Clements HS, violin*

Jessica, Fort Settlement MS, violin*

Olivia, Baines MS, viola

Hamsini, Fort Settlement MS, violin*

Mustafa, Travis HS, viola*

Ananya, Clements HS, violin*

Esosa, Travis HS, viola

Seline, Austin HS, violin*

Isaac, Dulles MS, viola*

Christian, Sugar Land MS, viola*

Paige, Dulles HS, violin*

Special congratulations to students who chose to compete in both categories and received top marks in each, and to our high schoolers who chose to perform their Level 1 pieces by memory and, in receiving top marks, qualified for state auditions in May!

*Indicates musicians who received the top grade for performances of PML Level 1 pieces. This is the highest HS level on the PML, and we’re thrilled with the number of middle school (!) and high school musicians who pursue these advanced studies!

Our new 6th-grade musicians on violin and viola will be competiting in Solo & Ensemble for the first time later this spring. We wish them luck and will keep you posted on their amazing progress!

Join Us for the December 2017 Student Showcase Recital!

Lauren Haley Studios Presents the

December 2017 Student Showcase Recital

featuring works by Paganini, de Bériot, Saint-Saëns, and Viotti

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:00 in the evening

Virtuosi of Houston Studio

Memorial City Mall

303 Memorial City Suite 235

Houston, Texas 77024

All friends and family members are invited to attend and celebrate the marvelous accomplishments of LHS young musicians! We are thrilled for performers to collaborate once again with pianist Evelyn Lam (B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music). See you all on December 9th!

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Congratulations, Evelyn!

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Evelyn Lam performs at Carnegie Hall (2015)

Lauren Haley Studios is thrilled to announce that LHS Collaborative Pianist Evelyn Lam has been selected as Teaching Assistant to Professor Natalya Antonova at the Eastman School of Music! Ms. Lam is pursuing her doctoral performance degree after completing both her B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance at Eastman. Evelyn takes on this new teaching avenue in addition to her current teaching position (undergraduate piano class) at Eastman.

Ms. Lam will be available for a limited number of piano coaching sessions in Sugar Land and The Woodlands from February 8th – 13th. Interested LHS families must have their piano teacher’s permission before requesting a coaching spot. Arrangements for lessons with Ms. Lam can be made through Ms. Haley.

Ms. Lam and Ms. Haley are excited to invite you to their performance at the LHS Winter Recital on Saturday, February 13th at 5:30pm.

About Evelyn:

Born in Hong Kong, Evelyn Wing-Yan Lam started learning the piano at the age of 7. Her principal mentors include Natalya Antonova, Maxim Mogilevsky, and Wai Cheng. She also worked with Sergei Krivonos, Thomas Schumacher, Jean Barr, Elinor Freer, Sylvie Beaudette, and Ksenia Nosikova. In 2007, Evelyn achieved the Licentiate Diploma in piano performance with distinction from the Trinity College of Music, London. In 2009, Evelyn was admitted to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, where she received a Bachelor degree in Piano Performance in 2013 and a Master of Music degree in 2015.

Before coming to the States in 2009, Evelyn won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, including 2 champions, three 2nd prizes, and other honors in the piano solo and duos division. In 2001, Evelyn participated in the 65th Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition (Hong Kong Region), winning the fifth prize in the category of aged 10 below. She also achieved the Outstanding Award in the Mozart Piano Competition in 2003. In 2010, she received the Honors Chamber Award from the Eastman School of Music. In 2013, she received the Henry Cobos Endowed Piano Prize from the Eastman School of Music, for her exceptional achievement in the study and performance of piano. In the summer of 2014, Evelyn participated in the piano program at the Chautauqua Institution, where she was one of the 6 six finalists in the piano competition. She also received the second prize in the American Protégé International Competition in 2015, making her debut at the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall in November 2015.Evelyn has also performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Children Symphony Orchestra since 2008. She performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3, and Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”. In August 2010, she toured with the orchestra to China, performing the Yellow River Piano Concerto, conducted by Dr Yip Wai-Hong.

An active soloist and collaborative pianist, Evelyn has performed in many recitals near  Rochester, New York. She often gives outreach recitals in schools, senior homes, churches, and the George Eastman House. In 2015, Evelyn was appointed Collaborative Pianist for Lauren Haley Studios in Houston, Texas, where she performs with and mentors young musicians.

Evelyn is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Art in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where she studies with Natalya Antonova and serves as the studio assistant. She is also a recipient of the graduate teaching assistantship, teaching the undergraduate piano classes.